We have a familiar face back in the AD office, and this time it's for good! Julia, one of our amazing Inspiring Digital Leaders interns, is back. Julia was incredibly talented and passionate about UX Design and, so, has joined us as our latest Graduate UX Designer.

We heard from Julia back in June for her Inspiring Digital Leaders blog but, as is customary here at AD, we like to sit down with every new start to introduce them and to find out a little more about them...

What attracted you to After Digital?

I actually interned at After Digital for a month as part of the Inspiring Digital Leaders programme, so it was an easy decision to make! I really enjoy the fact that After Digital works so much in the arts and culture sector and I love the people here. I’m really excited to be back!

a picture of julia - our new UX graduate designer

Meet Julie - Our Graduate UX Designer

Tell us a bit about what you did before joining After Digital as a Graduate UX Designer.

I studied History of Art and Digital Media at Glasgow University but also did some freelance animation and design work in my spare time. I loved doing these projects, so it was clear to me that I wanted to do something in that direction after uni. After I graduated, I did the IDL internship, which I cannot speak highly enough about. It introduced me to the digital design industry in Glasgow and made me realise that I wanted to be a UX/UI designer!

Our Graduate UX Designer at her graduation ceremony

Julia graduating from her History of Art Degree at the University of Glasgow

What do you bring to the team?

As part of Inspiring Digital Leaders, I got to experience all disciplines within digital design at five different agencies in Glasgow (UX Design, Development, Digital Marketing, Client Services & Copywriting/Content Strategy). So, I think that I have a good understanding of how the different teams work. I also hope that my various design-adjacent skills in areas like animation and illustration will come in handy — if only to help me keep up my creativity.

What do you do in your spare time?

I actually used to draw every day for over 2 years (you can see all of my drawings on instagram @jsrosner), but I’ve put that project on pause for now. Other than that; I enjoy cooking, listening to podcasts and playing the occasional video game. I really want to start doing some kind of handicraft (like sewing or woodworking), but am lacking all the equipment. So, for now, I’m going to work on my coding skills — I only need a computer for that!

A drawing of a park by our graduate UX designer

One of Julia's drawings

What's on the top of your bucket list?

There are a few places I really want to travel to, like Japan and South America.

Are you a starter/main course or main course/dessert type of person?

Main course/dessert I’m afraid.

What is the most interesting that’s ever happened to you?

Once, on holiday with my family, our hotel was overbooked so they upgraded our garden view room to the master suite! That was an incredible experience.

What's your favourite quote?

I’m usually not a big fan of quotes, but this one has stuck with me: “You are what you repeatedly do.”

Welcome to the team, Julia. We're thrilled to have you back in the AD office and can't wait to see some more drawings and animations! It's clear that the IDL programme has been a huge success for both interns and agencies, so, if you're interested in finding out more about the amazing Inspiring Digital Leaders programme, or applying for their next intake, you can check out their website.