I am from Seattle, Washington, USA born and raised.
What I love about product design is the creative rigor. As designers, we are constrained by product requirements, or business goals, or software, or whatever, and we make it work - just enough to solve the problem and make you love it, and I love that.
I enrolled in the UX/UI bootcamp with my sights set on the 2 portfolio projects and the mentorship opportunity - I felt like my understanding of product design was really loosey and I wanted to tighten it up so I could get a job doing it.
Best part of the experience was the relationships, and speaking about design and design decisions out loud with likeminded humans - the live collaboration was my highlight.
My favorite part of the bootcamp is working on hard-hitting projects that challenged me to produce good designs efficiently and be motivated by the impact. The projects were so real and tangible. The one learning that surprised me the most was, genuinely, that I am a control freak. When I have an idea and I believe in it, I want to make it and make it great, but it made me inflexible and bossy. I want to listen to and trust other designers more.
The biggest challenge for me learning about UX/UI design is going slow enough to f*ck up less. Have you ever duplicated a component and then realized you didn’t name any of the layers? In any of the components you just duplicated? Could never be me, sweetie
narrator: it was him
My typical day I would wake up, have coffee, check my Slack messages, and start working on homework, or prep tasks, or whatever I was reading at that time. My class days I had set aside for design. On non-class days, I worked the 9-5 so most often design tasks had accumulated for me and I never really had a shortage of things to fill my time. Drink water, journal, and eat oatmeal somewhere in between
Spotify. I also have a text message with myself that I use relentlessly. Google drive is my life
The train! I took a train for my first time last weekend to Portland. There were bagels, free wifi, and lots of leg room! AND it only cost $44!! Instant stan
I am in a working relationship with lofi hip hop beats, but this playlist I made with instrumental music is a well-loved and honorable mention.