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Edwin Rey Marin

UX/UI designer with a background in Education and Psychology

Hello! Iโ€™m Edwin from Los Angeles California. I am a huge fan of animations and card games! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘‹
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Edwin Rey Marin

UX/UI designer with a background in Education and Psychology

Where are you from, and/or are you based as a Memorisely student?

I am from Los Angeles, California where Iโ€™ve lived for the past five years.

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What inspired you to pursue UX/UI and become a designer?

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.

Which Bootcamp did you choose to enroll in, and why?

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.

What's it like to be a student in Memorisely's virtual classroom?

Itโ€™s been amazing to be a student in Memoriselyโ€™s virtual classroom. I feel I know my classmates and think that my instructor knows me. Whenever I have questions in class Iโ€™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!

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What has been your favorite part of Bootcamp so far? What's one learning that has surprised you in Bootcamp?

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.

What is the biggest challenge you face learning UX/UI Design?

The biggest challenge Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve gotten much stronger in this.

What does a typical day look like for you as a student?

Iโ€™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!

What is your current workspace setup?

My current workspace has been my kitchen table with my lovely cat and dog sleeping on the chairs beside me.

What are your go-to or "must have" apps?

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 youโ€™re like me and you get inspired by designs of everyday things.

What (digital or physical) product recently blew your socks off?

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.

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What tunes do you listen to while designing?

My tunes for designing vary massively depending on daily basis, but below is a collection of what typically is on when Iโ€™m designing.

I share and try out lots of playlists but this one is one of my favorites

Share three pieces of advice for fellow and/or future students?

  1. ASK questions! Donโ€™t be afraid to explore the unknown!
  2. Try out the suggested readings that are offered to you, they are really helpful and provide knowledge thatโ€™s applicable to life beyond design.
  3. Lastly, make sure you have fun with the Bootcamp. Pour passion and love into what you create.

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Thanks for reading my story!

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Edwin Rey Marin

UX/UI designer with a background in Education and Psychology

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