Ondrej Homola

User Experience and Interface Designer

Ondrej Homola - UX & UI Designer

About Me

I'm 23-year-old User Experience and Interface Designer currently finishing a bachelor in Interactive Media Design, at Edinburgh Napier University in UK. I love to create immersive experiences and I'm passionate about prototyping and designing engaging interactions for mobile, TV and Web.


I have strong experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud, Axure, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq and also with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Joomla, Wordpress. I speak fluent English and Slovak, and I have studied German, French.


At the moment, I’m working on my honours project, a real time telemetry app for race teams, called Live Racing. It clearly demonstrates my workflow and my prototyping skills. Click here to see my progress with the app.

Portfolio

Resume

Ready for Next Challenge

Ready for Next Challenge

Now I’m 23-years-old, and after being at university for past 4 years, I’m graduating in May. So my university chapter is finishing soon and I’m excited to start a new challenge.

Feel free to get in touch, if you are interested to work with me on some awesome projects.

Front End Web Developer at YouView

YouView | September 2014 - Present | London, United Kingdom

Front End Web Developer at YouView

After my Interaction Design Internship at YouView had finished, I got an offer to continue working for a Web Team remotely from Edinburgh. The work I was doing was mainly focused on prototyping and front end web design. An example of my work is the mobile responsive YouView Support website, which is mentioned above in Portfolio section.

Return to Edinburgh

September 2014 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Return to Edinburgh

After being one year in Germany and doing the Summer Internship in London, it was the time to come back to Edinburgh to enter the final year of my studies and work on my bachelor honours project.

When I came to Edinburgh, I have changed my course from BSc. Creative Computing to BSc. Interactive Media Design – which fits better with my studies, interests and work I want to do in the future.

PS: No, I didn't walk from Stuttgart to Edinburgh :P

Interaction Design Internship

YouView | June 2014 - September 2014 | London, United Kingdom

Interaction Design Internship

My goal for Summer 2014 was to find an internship in a great company, where I can work on UI, UX and Web Design. I have applied to YouView, and I successfuly accepted and got a position, which I dreamed about – Interaction Designer! Moreover, YouView is based in London, where I have never been before!

The internship was … AMAZING! We have worked on numerous projects using cutting-edge technology. The projects I was involved in were based on various types of interaction such as TV - remote, Mobile App - touch, Website - mouse and keyboard. I have mainly worked on Prototyping & Designing new features for the YouView box, Documentation, User Testing and Evaluation, and Web Design.

I have really enjoyed my summer at YouView, because it was simply fun! I have realised that I was enjoing it is much that I was ‘flowing’, and I didn’t take it as an ‘ordinary job’.

Tutor of Web & Mobile App Design

Stuttgart Media University | February 2014 - July 2014 | Stuttgart, Germany

Tutor of Web & Mobile App Design

During my exchange at Stuttgart Media University, I have accepted an offer to provide tutorial classes for undergraduate students, for the following courses: Screen Design, Mobile Advertising and Brand Engagement. The tutorials took place in practical labs, where I was leading classes focused on Web Design, Prototyping, HTML5, CSS3 and Phone Gap. I was also assisting the lecturer during his lectures.

Adobe App Design Certificate

Adobe | Summer 2014 - July 2014

Adobe App Design Certificate

In Summer 2014, I have also completed 6 week App Design course from ADOBE Generations. The course was focused on Mobile App Design and Development, jQuery Mobile, Phone Gap Buld and App.js framework.

Web Designer

t4 Marketing / i7 Group | 2012 - 2014 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Web Designer

During my exchange at Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien), I have accepted an offer to provide tutorial classes for undergraduate students, for the following courses: Screen Design, Mobile Advertising and Brand Engagement. The tutorials took place in practical labs, where I was leading classes focused on Web Design, Prototyping, HTML5, CSS3 and Phone Gap. I was also assisting the lecturer during his lectures.

BSc. Interactive Media Design

Edinburgh Napier University | 2011 - 2015 | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Napier University

In 2011, I have finished the secondary school and I have realized that if I stay studying in Slovakia, I might not get as much hands-on-experience and I won’t be taught by a leading market. For that reason, I made a big step in my life, I have applied and got accepted for a university in Edinburgh, so I left my family and moved to completely new part of the world.

My course at Edinburgh Napier University has changed a couple of times. At first I started studying Marketing with Digital Media, and after first year I switched to Creative Computing (Digital Media). After coming back to Edinburgh from my summer internship, and the exchange in Germany, I have changed my course again to Interactive Media Design as it reflected what I was actually studying and what I want to do in future!

In general my studies were focused on User Experience Design, User Interface Design, Web Design and Development, Mobile App Design.

International Classroom Assistant

Zhengzhou University | May 2013 - May 2014 | Zhengzhou, China

International Classroom Assistant

Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing has been running internship trips to teach in Zhengzhou China for a number of years. In 2013, me and 5 other students won this this amazing opportunity. The main point of this project was to assist to 2 professors from Edinburgh during their lectures for Chinese undergraduate students and to run practical sessions for them. My role was focused on HCI, Prototyping and Web Design.

After the trip I have created a website about our experience. Click here to open it.

Exchange year in Germany

Stuttgart Media University | September 2013 - June 2014 | Stuttgart, Germany

Exchange year in Germany

I’ve spent a year abroad in Germany at Stuttgart Media University studying BSc. Mobile Media. The studies were focused on User Interface Design, User Experience Design, Mobile Apps Design, Mobile Game Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Mobile Advertising and Brand Engagement.

In Stuttgart, I have developed my most successful project (so far) – PORSCHEvolution.

Adobe Student Representative

Adobe | September 2013 - June 2014 | Stuttgart, Germany

Adobe Student Representative

In Germany I also became an official representative of Adobe at Stuttgart Media University. I was asked to educate other students, drive deep awareness of Adobe and Adobe Creative Cloud, and execute marketing strategies on behalf of Adobe.

I also run 2 workshops with the students, where in the first one I was showing how the Phone Gap Build works and the second one was about Adobe Edge Code.

Digital Media Manager

Homola Motorsport | 2008 - Present

Digital Media Manager

Since 2009, I have been working at Homola Motorsport as a Digital Media Manager. My role has been evolving in past 6 years, firstly I have started with Web Design and Website administration, and later on I became also a Team Photographer and Video guy. Due to my studies in Edinburgh, I became an admin of the website, team designer, and I have agreed to manage online promotion, social media. Moreover, I became also responsible for PR communication with sponsors, media, TV, radio and newspaper.

In 2013 and 2014 my brother, Mato Homola, raced in FIA ETCC – European Touring Car Championship, where he had finished twice 2nd in overall results! During those two years I was almost on every single race live-tweeting, writing quick news about the race progress.

My first Website!

2008 | Bratislava, Slovakia

My first Website!

It was my father who in 2008 asked me if I feel like creating a website about his racing. He knew that I had some basic knowledge about HTML and also he knew that I’m eager to learn new stuff. I got excited, I have immediately agreed to try something.

The website had to have a press release / blog section and I knew my basic HTML skills won’t be enough to create a complex website. That’s why I have researched about CMS systems and I choose Joomla 1, mainly due it’s design, which didn’t look like a blog (unlike Wordpress at that time).

In the end, I have managed to put the website together! It looked fine, but when I evaluate it now in 2015 – the UX was fine, but the design and the code was really bad. Since 2008, I have redesigned the website 6 times – I have always learned something new, so the website had to reflect my skills and experience.

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