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I am passionate about creating and ideating solutions for people and businesses. My obsession really began in hospitality (circa. 2016) whilst working and living in Cape Town. I was (and still am) constantly in awe of the people and brands which function in food, wining and dining, or drinking experiences. For so long, I have had the desire to contribute to these brands’ content and more specifically, to contribute to the restaurants in Cape Town.
I committed to creating quality and vibrant content for Chefs Warehouse on social media during my final year of studying. This long awaited gig came after being a waitress and, soon after, led me to assist with content creation for many of their branches, collaborative events and, most importantly, exposed me to a new side of hospitality, allowing me to meet awesome and (ridiculously) creative people in this dynamic space. Come June 2019, my relocation to the UK definitely threw a (bigger than big) curveball my way.
I have a BA in Interaction Design from the Creative Academy in Cape Town and so, I am formally qualified in User Interface and User Experience design. I have up-skilled in other areas such as digital marketing, e-commerce, paid advertising, photography, wine (!) and website development. June 2020 is fast approaching and my professional beliefs and ethics are at the forefront of how I work and who I work with. I believe that everything is a work in progress and nothing is ever complete.. just publish the MVP (min. viable product) already! I enjoy and thrive working in smaller teams with understanding and passionate people. The best part about working with a new brand is the abundance of creative avenues to sink your teeth into, from business opportunities to 360 campaigns or simply, a new colour palette to look at for a new project.
Following an accidental journey into furthering my wine education, I have spent the last 8 months pursuing my latest passion project, Toasty Wine (with my best friend & sister, Olivia). Wow, what a big mountain and learning curve this has been – to import wine and sell wholesale (and now retail) in a new country with no idea where to begin.
What’s more? I’m crazy in love with bright colours, clean and vibrant design, tulips, bold red wines, cable sweets and Bread Ahead Doughnuts.
To see more UI Design work visit my Dribbble profile.
To see more life, follow me at @victoria_bakos (instagram & twitter)
For more information on my services then visit my services page here.
Contact me at victoria(at)victoriabakos(dot)com or fill in the contact form below…