Hi, my name is Eva-Lotta Lamm. I'm a User Experience Designer and Illustrator. I grew up in Germany, worked in Paris and London for a few years before packing up my backpack to go travelling the world for 15 months.
I love sketching and drawing in all its forms. It is just a great way to clarify my thoughts, communicate ideas, develop concepts and remember things better and for longer.
I use sketching extensively in my UX design projects – both on my own as well as with clients, colleagues and stakeholders. Sketching is a great tool for collaboration.
Besides my daytime mission of making the web a more understandable, usable and delightful place, I also regularly take sketchnotes at all sorts of talks and conferences. First and foremost my sketchnotes are a way for me to remember the interesting concepts of the talks.
During my world trip, I used sketching to keep a visual travel diary, capturing each day's interesting moments, people and things I learned.
I also teach sketching and I'm interested in exploring the area of Visual Improvisation – looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation to explore how some of the principles from my regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.
(Header photo taken by Marc Thiele)