George Yiakoumi

Product Designer

What do you do at &us?

 I come from a predominantly UI background and specialise in bringing wireframes to life while ensuring accessibility and usability. I also conduct research and analysis to innovate and work on solutions backed by data that bring the most value to the project.

What do you care about most in your work?

Creating meaningful design with a healthy obsession for accessibility and minimalism. I believe a design should be easy to use and navigate, free from clutter, and provide a delightful experience for users. Additionally, I value staying up to date with industry best practices and trends, always striving to learn something new.

What did you do prior to &us?

I worked as an in-house designer in the finance sector, developing my skills in delivering innovative design solutions. I also did freelance work while travelling Southeast Asia, working on various web3-based NFT projects.

What you might not know about me…

When I’m not busy working, you can find me wandering through the beautiful countryside, breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the scenery. Music is also a huge passion of mine – I love producing and playing guitar in my free time. Another hobby is drawing manga and creating digital art on my trusty Wacom tablet. I turn to books for inspiration when I’m looking to improve my skills and knowledge. Recently, I’ve also become fascinated by the world of NFTs and exploring their potential.

Talk to me about…

I’m a huge accessibility enthusiast, so I love discussing ways to create more inclusive and user-friendly designs.  I’m also a big fan of design systems and Figma. Regarding anything Web3 related, I’m particularly interested in NFTs and love exploring the potential of these technologies. And, of course, I’m always down for talking about food – whether it’s trying out new recipes, discovering hidden gems in the local area or sharing recommendations for the best spots.