Jane Kim

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Key Stats

Key Stats

Role: Lead UX/UI Design

Office: Sydney, Australia

Year joined: 2016

Deltatre in three words: Accepting, adaptable, innovative

Have you always worked in design?

I kicked off my career as a teacher in early childhood education, but I wanted to pursue my creative interests so three years down the track I switched to a design degree. I majored in furniture, jewellery, and graphics and then when I graduated, I landed myself in digital design.

Why did you make the shift?

I fell in love with the UX/UI field and how it's growing and evolving rapidly. I knew this was the realm of design that I wanted to be in and everything just fell into place.

Can you outline a ‘standard’ day in your life?

I manage a small team of designers. Every day is different but it mainly revolves around making sure the team is supported so they can get their job done, along with my own deliverables.

I'm in product design and what I love about that part of the business is the intricacies of the product and how everything relates to each other.

Which products do you work on?

I’ve worked on AXIS and now I’m working on a new product I can't talk about just yet!

What’s the work-life balance like?

What’s really touched me about the company is that it’s a really family-friendly environment. A lot of people have families and they’re really understanding about everyone's individual situation. They’re flexible and welcoming, and whenever I’m interviewing someone I always say we really value the work-life balance.

What makes Deltatre different?

It’s unique because you can work on bespoke client projects or within a software company environment – it’s the best of both worlds! Working on the product side has challenged and expanded my technical knowledge and understanding.

What’s your favourite part of working at Deltatre?

I've transitioned more into a management role and have been fortunate enough to be able to build our team with people from different walks of life. We started with a team of about three and now fluctuate between 8 and 12 designers – everyone is so supportive and adaptable.

How do you promote teamwork?

I try to promote a collaborative environment where everyone can have an input. Anytime we need to reevaluate something I don't just go ahead and change things around, I make sure the team is taken on the journey together. We also work in cross-functional squads which consist of engineering, design, and product.

What’s the social side of work like?

Our social calendar in Sydney is booked six months in advance, and now there's a social committee that organises events like Christmas in July. We have quarterly events that everyone gets involved in and there are team lunches on Fridays. We’re a very social bunch!

What do you like to do outside of work?

One of my biggest hobbies is yoga and, funnily enough, that started when I joined as there’s a yoga studio just down the road. A couple of people from work go there too. Yoga was initially a means to exercise, however, the mindful aspect associated with yoga has rippled throughout my life. I also like going to the beach and swimming in the sea.

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