Ever since graduating from CareerFoundry’s UI boot camp in 2018, I’ve been fortunate enough to land a design job within 4-months. Aspiring designers from all over the world (Linkedin lol) have been reaching out to me for insight on post-grad life, which I am very very grateful for!! Please continue to reach out!! I am always down to help others — I’d love to virtually meet all of you to hear about your journey (and grab a coffee when the pandemic is over).
Oftentimes, I can’t reply to messages fast enough so I thought this article would be helpful to detail what types of questions I’m typically asked. …
And by gaps, I mean, gaps I’ve noticed about myself internally, which might be applicable to new designers just starting out.
The purpose of a bootcamp is to provide you with the fundamentals and then you can do whatever you want with it, so, there may be some gaps!! With that said, hopefully this article is helpful!
I went to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising/FIDM for an Associates in Marketing and a Bachelors in Business Management. The only design knowledge I had prior to Career Foundry was making Google Slide Presentations for homework and playing around on Photoshop on my free time. And by playing around, I mean I only knew how to make rectangles, paint, and blur stuff lol ~graphic design~ I only took one Photoshop class in school and I barely went (sorry mom). I also got thrown into the ringer for one of my side gigs which meant I had to make my own website — which I had absolutely no fucking idea how to do. …
Hi! I’m back with another design challenge! Ideally, I’d show my finished deliverables in a presentation but I wanted to document my entire thought process instead. Due to privacy reasons, I’ve switched out the company’s name with another. So, here’s my design challenge for them.
Empower is a game-based hiring platform, using immersive mobile games and sophisticated machine learning to pinpoint perfect-fit candidates for jobs.
The Hiring Manager needs to go through 1000 applicants a day and recommend a shortlist of 10 applicants to move forward to in-person interviews. …
In short: I recently got interviewed by thredUP and was given a Product Design challenge as part of their hiring process which is no surprise in the design world. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the job (sad) but that’s okay! This piece expands on the design process and details out how use cases were tackled in this process. Just thought I’d share!
Imagine we’d like to add a new feature to thredUP that allows our customers to shop thredUP by building a whole outfit (including accessories and shoes) and seeing if they went well together. What could that UX/UI look like?