For this week’s Member Spotlight, we are talking with OneCoWork members and the real-life married couple, Juste Krisiune & Darius Krisiunas.
Hi Darius and Juste, tell us about yourselves!
Hi there! I am Juste Krisiune, I'm 31 years old and I was born and raised in Lithuania. I was living in London for 9 years and have now I just moved to Barcelona.
Besides work, I spend my free time reading about fashion. I quite often combine my passion for fashion with digital design. For example - Fashion trends (such as patterns, colors, shapes etc.) are, for me, the perfect inspiration which I then apply in digital design. Besides this, I love to travel and therefore spend half of my time traveling.
Hi! I am Darius Krisiunas, Juste’s Husband. I am 37 years old and I, as well, was born and raised in Lithuania. I was living in London for the past 7 years and have been in Barcelona for 2.5 months now.
I spend my free time doing various activities. I love to travel the world, read and listen to live music & raves. Besides this, I love many types of sport such as cycling, volleyball and surfing. OneCoWork is, therefore, the perfect workplace to run away for an hour, go surfing at the beach in the middle of the day, refresh your mind and then go back to work.
… and professionally? What do you do? Tell us about your career journey!
Juste: I'm a very visual and aesthetic person. I believe we observe and transform things that attract us positively due to their existence or negatively because they bother us. Due to my Fashion Design degree, I was introduced to graphic-digital design. My very first hands-on experience with a graphic design transformed to UX, UI product design that I do right now.
Darius: I got my first designer job in 2013, and so far has been the only job I worked in :) I love playing through various media like animation/digital/branding/video/code.
We are both co-founders of a small design studio based in London (www.foxcreateur).
We work as contractors and product designers with clients in the USA, Canada, ndia and Hong Kong. Primarily using skills in UX, UI for web platform or mobile apps, branding and web animation. Which includes research, user journeys, site maps, wireframes and finally visual identity.
Where is your favourite place to hang out in OneCoWork?
We both have Personal Desks at OneCoWork Marina Port Vell, but you could find us at the beach or outside.
Darius: Having lunch outside in the sun is pretty nice! Usually, you gonna find me at the beach :)
Juste: Most of my time I'm at my desk or outside, downstairs enjoying the sun and the view. Come say hi! :)
Words to live by/what is your motto?
Darius: The devil is in the detail.
Juste: Be your own hero - every day try to be a better version of yourself. It's like never-ending thing - frustrating and satisfying at the same time.
The best gift you’ve ever received?
Juste: My very first ticket to the cinema. I was six or seven, my sister took me to see some animated movie. The whole experience literally blew my mind, especially the size of the screen and of course the popcorn.
Juste: The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Darius: Baraka (film).
What tip would you give to our readers?
Darius: You got this lifetime only, so better do what you want soon.
Juste: Travel as much as possible and make plans what would keep you moving forward.
Who inspires you?
Darius: Tim Ferriss, Steve Jobs, Stefan Sagmeister