December 14, 2018

Meet Akin Sawyerr - UX Designer at MemberSuite

Meet Akin Sawyerr - UX Designer at MemberSuite

What’s your position at MemberSuite?

I work as a UX Designer in the Product/Engineering Department.

Where are you from?

My father is from Lagos, Nigeria. My mother is from Havana, Florida, right outside of Tallahassee. I grew up in both places, so I call them both home. However, I was born in San Diego, CA.

How did you get into UX Design?

My mother was my first art teacher, so I have always been into illustrations, drawing and graphic arts. I attended Florida A&M University where I graduated with a BS in Computer Science and Information Systems, I worked as a Front End Developer for the last 10 years, and this is my first job in a Front End Designer role.

What should we know about you?

I am a lover of all things design and enjoy creating new experiences and adventures.

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy flower photography and some modeling. I love to travel and create art. I also love hanging out with family and playing sports.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on at MemberSuite?

Designing the new Group Registration and Tabled Events features for the redesigned Portal.

What is the best part of working at MS?

I really enjoy my co-workers! Some people have a great job and bad coworkers, others have a bad job and great coworkers. I have a great job and great coworkers!

Also, I get to design solutions to complex issues which makes our software easier, better and more efficient for the user.

Anything else you'd like to share?

YES! Atlanta United are your MLS 2018 Champions!!

Fun Facts:
  • I am President of my own Association called Southern Fried Poetry, Inc. It’s an annual regional Spoken Word Poetry Competition that features 32 teams and 16 individuals and is now in its 27th year.
  • My wife has a birthday coming up in a few days. Just wanted to shout her out! Happy Birthday Buky!
  • I have a website! To learn more about me, you can visit http://akinosawyerr.me.