Illustration, UI/UX Design, Branding, Front-End Development
I spend a great deal of time working on side/personal projects; it's a way for me to not only practice, but more importantly, stay creatively-satisfied. As a predominately UI/UX designer, both in-house and in freelance, there's not much wiggle room to be creative, unfortunately. Usually, the combination of deadlines and team voices/opinions make for a more or less cookie-cutter approach to projects: tried and true methods/design patterns, trends take precendence. This results in creating not-so original/inspiring work. I like to spend as much time as I can making sure I can explore what makes me most happy in my field, which is being bold and doing a wide variety of design, such as illustration, print, and and animation.