Hi, I’m Opemipo
I work as a software designer and this website is a curation of all the content I create. You'll find links to my writing, design work and web experiments here.
I design software for web and mobile
I've worked for startups in eCommerce and logistics, done interesting freelance work as part of the collective Helloworld, and now I lead the team designing for payments at Paystack.
If you're wondering
What I actually do
At a fundamental level, my job involves using visual software like Figma to create user interfaces for web and mobile. But to do my job well, I layer on skills like writing, animation, a decent grasp of user research, and good knowledge of the company's domain.
I'm also familiar with frontend development, so I can write the code to bring these interfaces to life for people to use.
Recently however, rather than perform these roles directly like I used to, I now support a team of people to do the work as well as interface with the business.
My professional work history
I started out as a graphic designer in 2009 and eventually picked up web design in 2012. I started out making static websites and in 2014 I joined my first company Cart.ng—now shut down—as a web designer. Later that year, I moved to Delivery Science where I fully learnt the ropes of frontend development and creating web applications.
My job at DS lasted for two years, after which I joined the founders of Paystack, Shola and Ezra, to build out the company from San Francisco in 2016. I was solely responsible for the entire front-end experience across all our products for more than a year.
Three years later, we've now hired capable hands to help and I get to specialize as a product designer and lead a team of six.
What I've built
Together, we've built things like the Eat Drink Bot— a chat bot for food recommendations, Tix— a simple event ticketing app, Cruncher— a web app for exploring bank statements, the website and app for coworking space Workstation amongst others.
I'm not available for freelance work
I plan to spend the early part of my year figuring out how to build a great design team, so I'm unavailable to take on any new projects, either solo or with Helloworld. However, I may be open to mentoring and teaching, so if you're trying to find out about that, kindly email me at firstname.lastname@example.org