Interview with Julien Amice, UI designer at UX Republic // LISAA Alumni
Julien graduated in 2016 from the Digital Art Direction Master’s course. Today he is a UI designer at UX Republic.
HOW DID YOU START OUT IN YOUR CAREER?
As part of my master’s in Digital Art Direction at LISAA Paris, I undertook a six-month work placement at Grenade and Sparks, an advertising agency that has a digital department. After my studies, I worked on several freelance projects, particularly for a mobile app developer. Then I worked as a freelancer for six months for UX Republic and at Grenade and Sparks, before being hired at UX Republic.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE?
I’m a UI Designer. At UX Republic, we work on-site, so directly with the client. At the moment, I’m at Chaîne Météo in order to rebuild their website for both desktop and mobile.
I like this way of working, which I feel is more efficient: we can talk directly with the clients without being distracted by the little tasks that can interfere on big projects. What’s more, it brings variety: it’s a good way to meet people and grow your network.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF EVOLVING PROFESSIONALLY?
I don’t have any preconceived ideas. At UX Republic, I have had the opportunity to specialise in interaction design, which could be very interesting because it’s a field that is growing at the moment. So I’m going to try to develop my skills in this area and to work as much as possible on these kinds of projects in the coming months and years.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO STUDENTS AT LISAA?
Enjoy the freedom that you have during your studies to have fun and push your projects as far as you can!