Market Dojo is delighted to welcome on board Sam Santos, the company’s newest recruit joining us as our UI/UX Designer. We sat down with Sam for a chat to find out his interests and aspirations.
What made you apply to work at Market Dojo?
Coming from a more traditional design background, Market Dojo provided me with an opportunity to expand and explore my love of User Experience and allow me to show my true nerd colours. I was also roped in by a former colleague and current Market Dojo employee who described the people as some of the friendliest she’s ever worked with, which as of right now, I cannot contest.
What do you do at Market Dojo and how long have you worked there for?
I have been at Market Dojo for a very long 3 weeks now and I have been brought on board as the official love machine, better known as the UI/UX Designer. My responsibilities, to put it simply, is making the product look even more beautiful and improving the overall user experience. Daunting task, but nothing a genius like me can’t handle.
What are you hoping to achieve in your first year?
Within my first year, I hope to develop a consistent and modern design language here at Market Dojo. A design language that translates to each and every product, creating a more enjoyable and beautiful experience. What Market Dojo has created with each of their products is incredible, I hope to just take it to the next level – slowly but surely.
Where have you travelled? Favourite place?
I have travelled to almost every continent, taking at least 7 trips a year before the pandemic. Soaking up different cultures and trying the cuisine is important for me and there’s no place better to do so than Japan. I have travelled to Tokyo twice, with the intention of going every year due to its incredible food, tech, anime, people and energy – to name a few. As soon as the restrictions are lifted for Japan, I’m off!
What is your biggest claim to fame?
I started a photo booth company 5 years ago, which is now regarded as the most popular open air photo booth service in London. Travelling all over the UK and attending high profile events providing our very own product has been an incredible feeling that can not be put into words, but I’m excited for the next 5 years!
What are your hobbies and interests?
I truly love design and art. Not only is it now my career, but it’s something I’ve done almost everyday for over 5 years, and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I’ve also recently delved deep into the world of 3D design, which takes up 95% of my life because it takes ages to produce. I also love to stuff my face with different foods, travel, play tennis and watch anime.
What’s on your bucket list?
I want my work to be featured on Hypebeast, one of the most well respected and beautiful creative blogs on the internet. Starting a business in Japan is another bucket list item, although I have no clue as to what I’d like to do there; as long as it gives me an excuse to travel to Japan I’m in. Travelling South East Asia will be something I have to do eventually too.