Yuriy Gaponenko

UX/UI Designer

Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works


Yuriy has been working as a UX/UI designer for 2 years. The start of his career was spontaneous - he was always interested in computers and knew his career would be about them. At one point, Yuriy wanted to try something both technical and artistic, the choice fell on the design, and he liked it so much that he has been doing it every day since. "Being a designer, I enjoy creating useful products for people. l also like that I can decide what a product will look like and how it will work" He describes himself in three words: persistent, communicative, and organized. "I know a lot and don't know a lot, and if there is something to learn - I learn it."


He spends his free time traveling - seeing new places helps him distract from work, recharge, and keep doing cool things the next day; doing sports also helps him stay toned. Yuriy's passion is shoes - he likes to keep track of new collections, analyze new models; he's sure that one day he'll create his own shoe brand by all means. A new habit for him over the past year has been learning English. It helps him in his job: firstly, there are more resources in English for learning; secondly, if he can communicate directly with customers, he can better understand project goals and overall vision.