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Welcome to Olha Bahaieva’s Medium page! Updated July 31st, 2021

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Bio

Hello, my name is Olha Bahaieva. I’m a senior UX/UI designer, a freelance content creator, and a public speaker. I build beautiful and user-centered products for modern businesses for over 7 years.

This article gives you a better sense of who I am and what I can do for you.

You can find more of my content on:

My Design Publication…


A comfort zone for women.

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In modern society, people stop worrying about fundamental things that were crucial in the past century. This is because there are many transformations for each generation, and the age gap is one of them.

We all want to find our second half and be happy. So when the time comes, each woman wants to find her dream man and marry him. There is a lot of historical examples of when older men married young women.

A modern world has a lot of examples as well.

“Bogie and Bacall, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robin Wright and Clement Giraudet — A…


What trends to use for your brand in 2021

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Every brand starts with the logo. This reflects who you are. When people click on your website, they see the logo first. It’s a base for your brand book. The logo includes your corporate colors and provides style direction for your brand.

With technology developments, brands need to always be up-to-date. If you created a successful brand five years ago, it doesn’t mean you have a successful brand today.

All brands always update their identity. They start with the logo. Every year trends are changing. If you plan to update or improve your brand in 2021, you need to know…


People love gifts so much.

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If you are a content creator, you know how important is a connection with your community is. YouTubers, Instagrammers, and any other creator need to have an audience.

A case study of SpodNás reveals a strong connection between content and community building on the real example in the city of Trnava. They observed participants who consumed content and its creators.

“When you engage with your commenters by responding with a comment or a like, your community will appreciate your responsiveness and be motivated to engage with your posts regularly. “

Lyndsi Stevens in Forbes

This is why creators are…


We are hybrids.

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I often hear people who say they can’t choose between creativity and the programming world. If you want to join a technology industry, it’s hard to decide what job title you aim for.

People used to think about designers only as traditional artists.

“The key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.”

Alex Knapp in Forbes

While programming seems very boring because of too many technical details, coders also have different mindsets and professional qualities.

“Programming is a job that requires…


I’m a creative person and know what works and what doesn’t.

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Do you want to earn more money? If you already have a job, but it’s not enough for you, it’s time to think about a side hustle. A side hustle can be a great extra income based on your interest compared to your full-time job.

According to Side Hustle Nation research, 45% of working Americans have a side hustle. People want to have an additional income stream of feeling secure and not depend on their jobs only.

Zapier’s report shows that this trend is going to continue. …


If you know these lessons today, tomorrow you avoid mistakes.

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The idea that love is beautiful, simple, and worth fighting for is one we all live by. We think about the world of love and hope it’ll be a dream time. However, we make a lot of mistakes in relationships that result in pain and suffering.

Martie G Haselton, in her research, explains the role of management in relationships and work with mistakes.

“It’s likely all of us have repeated some of our mistakes at one time or another.”

Amy Morin in Forbes

I often hear stories from my older friends. They gave me a lot of advice because…


Shift your mindset to be more productive.

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Staying consistent and sticking to a routine is easy in theory, but difficult when you want to implement habits in your daily life. Do you remember those days when you say “I’ll wake up early tomorrow and get X done!”

The next day comes, and so did that snooze button. You get busy with work or other obligations and before you know it, you’re too tired to do all the things you planned before.

“Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete.”

Marcela Sapone in Forbes

Making a constant effort to be consistent…


Being in a design shape is essential.

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You have a design job and work hard to get results. Innovation is the everyday process that motivates you to continue your design career. Sometimes you can lose your creativity.

Salman Alhajri explains the importance of creativity in his research. He highlights that creativity is a base for design education and is essential.

“Without creativity, you aren’t well-positioned to adapt to new technologies, cater to changing consumer tastes, discover new opportunities, or maintain a competitive edge.”

John Hall in Forbes

Working on the same tasks every day, you want to create something unique that no one has created yet…


It’s time to say good-bye tech world.

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According to a Zip Recruiter report, a median UX designer salary is $91,500 per year in the USA. That is a lot of money, and with that salary, you could enjoy all the perks of living in the USA.

The biggest dream of UX designers is to work with FAANG companies. According to levels.fyi, a product designer in Google can get $500k per year there. But even this crazy salary doesn’t stop some successful creatives from quitting a job.

Regardless of how much money you make as a UX designer, there are other aspects to consider before making any decisions…

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