I am from Los Angeles, California where I’ve lived for the past five years.
I was drawn to UX/UI design by my love for psychology and design.
A close friend of mine introduced me to the field of UX/UI design and I was hooked.
I have a background in both psychology and computer design, so when I was presented with a field that blended both, I was ecstatic. The opportunity to use both these passions of mine was all I needed to decide to make the career change from being a Special Education Teacher to working towards becoming a UX/UI designer.
I choose the UX/UI Design Bootcamp because I wanted to develop an understanding of both the UX world and the UI world. Additionally, I wanted to best prepare myself to enter the field. Memorisely also was one of the few programs that offered Live sessions which was an essential requirement for me.
It’s been amazing to be a student in Memorisely’s virtual classroom. I feel I know my classmates and think that my instructor knows me. Whenever I have questions in class I’ve been able to ask both my instructor and classmates for their insights. I enjoy logging in early and having a small chat with my instructor or classmates before class officially begins!
One of my favorite parts of Bootcamp has been Tuesdays. The opportunity to converse with my fellow students has been really beneficial! Getting to see the insights that others have has further enriched my learning. One big learning that has surprised me in the Bootcamp is how to efficiently communicate with teammates across the globe.
The biggest challenge I’ve faced in my learning is how to efficiently begin the process of building prototypes. It was a daunting moment to have to begin from scratch, but thanks to my amazing peers I’ve gotten much stronger in this.
I’ve started off every day of the Bootcamp by dropping my wife off at work, getting home, and setting up my coffee for the day. I double check my laptop and headphones are ready and charged. I open a new page of my notebook and jump into the session for the day!
My current workspace has been my kitchen table with my lovely cat and dog sleeping on the chairs beside me.
The must-have apps have been Figma and Slack! Getting easy access to conversations and announcements from Memorisely while on the go is really handy. Having the Figma app is really handy when you’re like me and you get inspired by designs of everyday things.
The Carrot Weather app has really surprised me recently. The app has a very intuitive layout and color palette that has made it stand out in the weather app scene.
My tunes for designing vary massively depending on daily basis, but below is a collection of what typically is on when I’m designing.
I share and try out lots of playlists but this one is one of my favorites