In custom software, design is a crucial element in creating a great user experience. In fact, sometimes it’s one of the main reasons someone chooses to build custom vs. buy a product off the shelf.
LaunchPad Lab’s design team is small but mighty. They’re involved in projects from the very beginning and play a key role in user research, defining the user’s journey in the application, and many other things such as coding the user interface.
This month, we wanted to shine a light on Analisa Bernardi, one of the three UX/UI designers at LaunchPad Lab. Analisa has been a crucial member of the team since 2018 and in addition to providing design support for many successful projects, she has also does a phenomenal job taking care of her office desk pet cactus “Clyde.”
Analisa has always loved art, and her passion for human interaction and thought processes made UI/UX design a clear coupling. She has worked with an array of industries and finds value in fully understanding company needs to directly reflect their values in design.
She has been a part of several successful products in her time here, including our work for Prepmedians, SimplyMerit, and New York Cruise Lines.
Outside of work, she enjoys binge-watching TV shows and traveling as frequently as possible.
“It’s always exciting to see the creative design solutions Analisa comes up with! And of course, it’s nice having a fellow Illini around to reminisce with.”
– Monique Marchwiany, Head of Design at LaunchPad Lab.
Get to know Analisa with the Q&A below!
Q: What do you tell people that you do?
A: I tell people that I create and design products and then make them look pretty through design and code.
Q: It’s 10 am on Saturday. What are you doing?
A: Hopefully sleeping, but probably picking up a pastry from a local spot and drinking coffee.
Q: What music do you gravitate towards when you have to be extra productive?
A: I usually listen to pop music I know the words to so I can focus on work or listen to EDM (mostly upbeat).
Q: A favorite LPL moment so far?
A: Lunch in the kitchen on any given day was always a riot. It’s the best time to get to know coworkers and find out funny stories.
Q: What inspires you?
A: It’s inspiring to see our products launch and watch coworkers conquer new techniques and challenges they thought they couldn’t do before.
Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: The Psychology of Money
Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
A: The craziest thing I’ve done is traveled abroad alone.
Q: What are you currently watching on Netflix?
A: Peaky Blinders
Q: What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
A: I’m a fast reader.
Q: Favorite family tradition?
A: Italian Christmas Eve
Q: Do you have a pet?
A: Yes! Lina is our family dog, and she’s 13 but acts like she’s a puppy. She likes to selectively hear when her name is being called and is always ready to follow you around while you’re outside
Q: Do you volunteer anywhere?
A: Chicago Canine Rescue
Q: Favorite quote?
A: Do everything in love.
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