If you’re a UI/UX designer then you’ve more than likely heard of Jakub Antalik or have at least come across some of his work. Jakub is a UI, UX, and Web Designer from Slovakia and founder of Scrape apps and Tasky. We have featured some of his work on Enfuzed as well in the 25 stunning mobile UI examples. Myself being a fan of Jakub’s work, decided to set up an interview with him to get to know him and his background a little better.
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Where are you from?
Slovakia. Banská Bystrica, a little city near High Tatras.
Where do you currently reside?
Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.
How old are you?
How many years have you been doing UI/UX design?
For about 3 years.
What made you want to become a UI/UX designer?
In the past I worked as a webdesigner in the internet agency. But I love new technologies and applications so I started spending more time with UI/UX works, and it is funier for me.
What University did you attend and what is your degree in?
I was studying economics at University in Prague, but I didn’t finish it, I chose a graphic designer career.
Where did you land your first UI/UX related job?
It was in Prague, accidentally I got some UI job and I was lucky for a really good client, so it was great experience for me.
What are your 3 favorite projects you have worked on/created?
For sure it is Taasky, because it is my own project :) Email client and calendar app.
How much time do you spend per project on average?
It really depends from project but it is around 50-100 hours.
What is your favorite non-design related hobby?
I love taking photos, doing some sports like basketball, volleyball or table tennis. Also I like reading books.
Who/Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Lots of beautiful and inspirational stuff you can find on Dribbble, Behance and sometimes I find inspiration in everyday life.
What design tools/software do you use?
Photoshop and Wacom tablet.
Xbox or Playstation?
Mac or PC?
Chrome, Firefox, or Safari?
What would your last meal ever be?
Bryndzové halušky – it is a traditional slovak meal.
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What are some of your future goals?
My goal is to be the best UI and UX designer. I want to improve myself in UX skills and interaction design in the future. I want to work for the best and coolest apps. Also I want to finish some of my own projects. And of course to be happy. :)