About Me

On the second day of August 2019, after a year and a half of preparation and patience, I landed in Austin to start studying UX design at UT Austin. Years before that, I started the design practice as an architect and I loved it. Within recent years, I started noticing the effect of digital experiences on the quality of life, spatial perceptions, and social communications. I learned about UX and Interaction design and found myself so passionate about it.


What does motivate me?

Mastery, purpose, and autonomy are the key motivators of my life. Living in an era of rapid transformations and having a sense of curiosity combine to start a never ending journey. I have a passion for mastering skills and I love learning new tools and technologies and gaining a high-level understanding of the ideas behind them. I love to define a problem,  start ideating for solutions to that problem, and design a solution within a collaborative and iterative process. I need autonomy and trust to stay motivated and confident in this journey and try my best to earn it in the early stages.

What are my values?

I like to contribute in leaving the world a better place than I found it. Anything that helps educate people and keep them happy and motivated is of my type. I am an advocate of environmental sustainability, inclusive design and accessibility. I love to work on products that are in alignment with these values! 

Want to know more?

I believe you can know people better from the books that they read and they like to read. You can visit my Goodreads profile to see what I like to read and make me happy with  sharing yours!

Or a shorter path, shoot me an email at handalib@utexas.edu and we can start a friendly talk!