Orok

UX designer in the automotive industry by day, business owner/UX instructor/petrol head by night.

About

Orok

Hey! I'm Orok (or Rocky as I’m known to most). I’m a freelance UX/UI Instructor for Love Circular. I work as a full time UX Designer/Researcher for Cox Automotive Enterprise, and also own a dog walking business, a custom vinyl graphic business, and a student design agency.

🧠 Experience

I studied product design at Manchester Metropolitan University, then my degree in Design for Industry at Northumbria University - which led me into my career in UX design when I landed my first contract with the NHS as a freelance UX Designer. Following this I have worked as a UX Designer for Microsoft, GL Education, and Cox Automotive - whilst also starting up and running 3 small businesses.

The highlight of my career so far has to be my time spent at Microsoft working on Paint 3D. My designs are still present in the software now, and that role literally changed my life with what I learned and the people I met.

🔥 Orok's 'Why'

I’m a strong believer in mentorship in any form. Mentorship is the reason I am the designer I am today and why I learned so much at the start of my career.

I want to be able to provide that for somebody starting out. Realising your weaknesses, and how to harness those around you to help you grow is a key part of being a good designer, and I want to be able to help others understand and utilise that. Don’t be precious about your work and learn to fail fast, and learn from those who have the experience, it's priceless.

🪁 Hobbies!

Orok's baby 🥺🚗

My car - I have loved everything about cars, and specifically dreamed of owning a Porsche 911 since I was about 5, and now I do! Driving clears my mind and I feel free.

📺 Favourite show or film?

American Gangster - because Denzel Washington.

🎶 Orok's theme song!


Read Orok's welcome post for some tips and advice from him here!

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