Crafting Innovative User Experiences at Ace Digital

Meet Syafiq Faudzi, a dynamic UI/UX designer at Ace Digital, whose journey through the digital landscape has been nothing but fascinating. With an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, both personally and professionally, Syafiq embodies the spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines his journey in the digital realm.

  1. Tell us something that people would be surprised to know about you.

Hello! I’m Syafiq Faudzi from Ace Digital, currently working as a UI/UX designer. I graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Computer Graphic and Multimedia Software. What people find surprising about me is that I’m really into sound, arts, and visually artistic stuff. This actually gave me the hunger to explore more things related to multimedia such as Graphic Design, Game Design, 3D modelling, conducting photoshoot, video editing, merchandising, and more. In my previous company, I also worked on developing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality stuff too, which was related to basic automotive visuals.

  1. How long have you been in Averis and how has your journey been so far?

I’ve been in Averis since January 2022. This month marks 2 years and 5 months since I’ve joined. How time flies!

Throughout my time here as a User Interface / User Experience (UI/UX) designer,  I’ve learned a lot, especially when it comes to enhancing my thinking skills and communication skills. Designers are expected to have a better understanding of business requirements, analyse it, and then think of ways to transform it into a digital perspective. For instance creating user interface screen designs while communicating with customers on delivering the best User Experience for digital systems to ease their work process.

All of these could not have been possible without the constant support and guidance from the entire UI/UX team in Ace Digital. Big shout out to them!

  1. How would you summarise what you do?

In summary, Ace Digital provides digital solutions and us designers play a big role in transforming these solutions into visual perspective (User Interface – UI), while making it user friendly for our customers (User Experience – UX).

  1. What does your average work day look like? Is there any special ritual that you follow before you begin a productive day?

Every single day, the first thing I do when I arrive in the office is quickly grab my pen and notebook, check my emails to analyse and plan the overview of how my day will look like. Then, on paper, I’ll break it down into small sets of tasks, and I make sure that I check off as many tasks as I can within the day.

Of course, I definitely couldn’t do it without a glass of Iced Americano, 1.5 litre of water, and listening to music to keep me going.

Most of the time, I listen to various genres of music, depending on the emotions that I feel at that time and of course, to avoid feeling sleepy. Most of the time I listen to fast and upbeat music – DnB (Drum and Bass), Hip Hop, Post-Rock, J-Rock, Nu-Metal, Hard-core and much more. If I’m in the thinking process, I’ll definitely get into Lo-fi types of music (Nujabes, legend of Lo-fi music, all the way!)

  1. When you first joined Averis, how did you find a sense of belonging?

When I joined in 2022, it was still in the middle of the transition phase from a pandemic to endemic so it did take quite some time for me to adapt into this new environment. Somehow, I really enjoy working here – working with good people and a good team.

I also feel so much joy working with the Averis Recreation Club (ARC). All of the ARC members are very engaging , encouraging and of course, fun!

  1. What do you look forward to at work?

I hope to be better at enhancing my thinking and designing skills.

  1. In your opinion, how do you think sustainability can begin in the workplace?

I definitely think sustainability can begin in the workplace by organising more events related to sustainability and practising the culture on a regular basis. This year during our Hari Raya event, the ARC Club conducted a #BYOC (Bring Your Own container) campaign. We were so proud to witness such a successful campaign because we managed to reduce the usage of single-used plastic by 70%.

  1. What is the biggest life lesson that you’ve obtained throughout your time here in Averis?

I need to be more confident, continuously learn on how to be better each day, and to not be afraid to ask for help from other team members or colleagues. I believe that this will further improve my qualities, both as a person and employee in this company.

  1. What are your goals for the rest of the year, be it personal or career, and how do you plan to achieve it?

I hope I live more in the present, to appreciate the now. I also hope to improve my overall self in terms of my career, and as a person.

We’re champions of continuous learning and improvement, here in Averis. So, if you aspire to build a career in the global business shared services industry, come aboard! Just send over your updated resume to recruitment@averis.com