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Happy September everyone! This month’s Beyond the PX article is with Wallet Africa’s Daniel Abayomi who, after switching careers a few times, landed a fantastic position working on a next generation banking product.

Enjoy.

Who are Wallets Africa?

I lead product design at Wallets Africa. Wallets is a financial institution that is actively solving cross-border banking problems across Africa with just an app and a card.

I get to work with an amazing product team, and be at the forefront of making design decisions that will serve thousands of people across Africa. It’s quite challenging actually.

What has been your design journey up until now?

I have a background in Electrical Engineering. Growing up, I was obsessed with computers and sound systems. I’ve always found computers fascinating and I wanted to build my own computer, amplifier, and speaker — I actually did build a sound system by myself. …


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Happy August everyone! This month’s Beyond the PX article is with Github’s Aurora Pleguezuelo, who landed in a design position after first taking a stab at journalism.

I really enjoy her approach to creativity, using flow diagrams at every stage to ensure she fully understands the concepts. It’s great advice.

Enjoy.

For those not in the know, who are Github?

GitHub is the world’s largest software development platform for teams and open source communities.

You use it to plan your projects, collaborate on code, and deploy your apps.

What has been your design journey up until now?

My journey in design is best described as a mix of unrelated experiences and tangents.

It started off with a failed attempt at journalism in college. A few years later, in a second attempt (this time successful), I completed my advertising degree. From then I started pivoting from art direction and print to web design because I loved how design and motion could be combined. …


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Happy July everyone! This month’s Beyond the PX article is with IBM’s Mina Bach, who found her feet as a designer having worked previously in the comic book and graphic novel industry.

She’s got some brilliant insights into her work life and also the importance of looking after yourself.

Enjoy.

Which team at IBM are you working on?

I’m currently working at IBM’s CIO studio in London.

We are designers, researchers, behavioural scientists, developers, business and data analysts that operate more like a start-up hub over cross-functional squads on products such as a search engine, data insights tools and onboarding experiences.

What has been your design journey up until now?

I come from a fairly traditional design background which is actually not very common with designers at all! …

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Luis Ouriach

Design Advocate @FigmaDesign, newsletter writer, co-host @thenoisepod, creator of @8pxmag. Sarcastic.

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