Mexico City 🇲🇽

Ithzel Ugalde

UX UI Designer at HolaCash

Hello ! I’m Ithzel and I’m a newbie it the UX UI world trying to learn as fast as I can. I love reading thriller books and serial killer shows. 📚
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Where are you from and/or where are you based as a Memorisely student?

I am from Mexico City.

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

When I was in college I had a programming class where I read “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug and also had a sneak peak on what suer experience was. I was so fascinated on how you can manipulate users by the composition, placement and wording and wanted to be part of that.

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

Before starting the UX UI Bootcamp by luck I landed an UX UI position, at my current job. When I got there I was supposed to start with a manager as well. Because life the seniior position wasn’t filled and I was left trying to learn and work and decided I needed guidance.I’d followed Zander for some time by then and checked the programs. I don’t regret a thing. I’ve learned so much and applied so much of the bootcamp to my professional life that I can say it’s been all really worth it.

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

Memorisely’s virtual classes are GREAT. Take it from someone who had to take college virtual classes and hated them. I swear I don’t even feel they are two hours.

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

My favorite part was how the bootcamp was structured. You don’t end up with just a bunch of definitions and exercises. You actually build a case that if you don’t have any previous experience it’s GOLD.Something that really surprised me was the community that Memorisely has.

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

I struggle a lot with consistency. I see so many cool things that I want to try everything and sometimes it doesn’t make sense. I have to take a step back, think clearly and ask myself it it’s good for the product

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

I usually work out in the morning, take German class, work and then Bootcamp 💕

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

Figma, Calendar, Dribbble, Behance, Pinterest, Pomodoro Timer, Soundcloud, Spotify.

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

The Microsoft Design System is so 😍🤤.

What tunes do you listen to while designing?

I am team electro or low-fi music for working, there’s no in between  haha.

Deorro & Dirty Audio Feat. iE-z - Hit It (Original Mix)

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

  1. Keep. Trying. It can take a very long time to land a job but it is so worth it.
  2. Take your time when designing, if ideas are not coming.. It’s ok.
  3. Don’t settle for something you don’t want, even if it’s your first job.

Thanks for reading my story!

Mexico City 🇲🇽

Ithzel Ugalde

UX UI Designer at HolaCash

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