Sergio Seplovich

Senior Product Designer, Urban FT
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What do you do for work? Give us a few reasons why you love it.
I am a Senior Product Designer specializing in UI/UX for mobile apps. I love my job because it gives me an opportunity to exercise both my creative nature in conjunction with my utilitarian side. Growing up I often felt like these two sides were working against each other, much like a Jekyll and Hyde complex. It wasn’t until I got into design did I find out how to utilize these two sides to work in harmony.
Your current company aside, name another company that you admire and explain why.
Google – I love the direction Google is pushing design. Material design provides us a real-world framework that bridges the gap between the physical and digital world.
What is more important: talent or work ethic? Why?
Work ethic hands down. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you are not hungry, you will never realize your full potential. I would much rather work with someone less talented but more determined. Ultimately, these are the team players and the people you want to collaborate with.
Who are your role models or influences? Explain what makes them special.
My father. He came from Argentina with nothing and worked his a** off to get to where he is today. He has taught me to be an open-minded, compassionate and free thinking spirit. He always pushed me to care about those who were dealt a harder hand in life. He provided me with every opportunity and tool to succeed in this life. But most of all, he taught me to love unconditionally. At the end of the day, you cannot ask for anything more from a person.

My girlfriend. There is not one person in this world that is more kind, compassionate or conscious of others. Her ability to keep herself centered even in the most challenging of times is extraordinary. But most of all, she appreciates the little things in life – the things I often overlook or take for granted. And with this outlook, she is always able to see the bright side of any situation.
How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it?
I want to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. I want to be part of a solution that brings the needs and problems of these people to the forefront of our country. At the end of the day, I want everyone to have the same opportunities I have been blessed with.