Some lessons I’m taking from my art practice into my UX design career.

In 2015 I embarked on a long distance hike on the ridge of the Balkan mountain range, crossing Bulgaria from the border with Serbia to the Black sea. The trail is about 600 km. It is a famous one in the country with hundreds of people completing it in summer.

A green mountain range, in the foreground is a hiker. In the distance a path goes on the ridge, peaks are in clouds.
A green mountain range, in the foreground is a hiker. In the distance a path goes on the ridge, peaks are in clouds.
On the ridge of the Balkan mountain, the rocky peak in the distance is Golyam Koupen, 2169 m.

We started with a plan, how many days we would walk, where we would sleep and on which date we would see the sea. Pretty much on the second day the plan fell through. We took a day off to recuperate before continuing on the trail. By the end of…

Iva Kirova

Artist-turned-UX designer. https://www.ivakirova.com/

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