Momčilo Mićić

Momčilo Mićić

Senior UX Designer


Kontrast Design Studio

Belgrade, Serbia


Don’t take yourself too seriously. There is no rush to figure things out right away, just have fun.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
As a kid, I was always artistic and good at drawing, but I knew I wanted to work in the computer industry.
Graduated from a technical high school and enrolled as an applied studies of electrical and computer engineering major in Belgrade, Serbia—dropped out during my second semester.
Worked a variety of jobs including as a sales associate in a retail computer shop, a part-time radio speaker, waited tables in Greece, and tended bar in my family’s pub.
I decided to give myself one more shot and study something that would suit my artistic and technical talents, so I enrolled as a graphic design major.
After graduation, I did a few internships before landing a job as a graphic designer in major computer retail.
A friend invited me to work for a start-up as a side project and I realized I liked solving business problems and thinking about business through a design mindset.
Worked my way up to become a design manager working on digital product design.
Got a job working for Kontrast Design Studio as a product designer on projects related to the education industry, including doing UX design for Roadtrip Nation.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Graphic Design
Beogradska Politehnika

Career

Senior UX Designer

I solve problems through design and visual communication.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Technology
Problem Solving

Day to Day

When I get to work, I tend to answer emails first and then start working on any priority items that I have on my schedule. Tasks change daily, I work on both large projects and small projects. I am also in charge of overseeing the work of four junior designers, so I check-in with them throughout the day and make myself available to them if they need help. As a UX designer, my main tasks involve solving user interface problems and making products better for users.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Active listening is a crucial skill. Have good intuition. You need to understand the business side of things and not just the design or technology aspects. Knowledge of computer science or coding is also beneficial and can make you a more in demand designer for some projects.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Don't take yourself too seriously. If you are interested in graphic design or UX, just go for it and have fun doing it. There is no rush trying to figure out things, so take your time and enjoy the process.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Graphic Design

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm so behind everyone else. I can't do this."

Challenges I Overcame

School Drop-Out
Imposter Syndrome