Canada 🇨🇦

Jeremy Berry

Memorisely Bootcamp Student

Hey! I’m Jeremy Berry, and I aspire to grow to be a better UX/UI designer everyday. I also look forward to each day with the hopes of brewing a good cup of coffee at home ☕️
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Where are you from and/or where are you based as a Memorisely student?

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 🇨🇦

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

I worked as a media coordinator for a couple years where I found myself working in multiple different creative disciplines such as, graphic design, web design, video editing, and more. It came to a point where I felt I was becoming a jack of all trades, and the master of none sort of speak. My desire is to be learning and growing towards mastery of a few set of skills that I am passionate about, and I really enjoyed graphic design, web design, and problem solving. I had a few friends introduce me into the world of UX/UI design, and the more I learned about the process, the greater my passion grew. To work with people, as well as to work on problems, and using creativity paired with well informed research to solve user needs is a good day for me.

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

I enrolled in the UX/UI Design bootcamp, because I wanted to learn from industry  leaders in a hands on environment, in order to learn the industry standards, so that I could build a strong foundation, and adopt the best practises to enter into a UX/UI design role.

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

It has been such an encouraging, and affirming environment, where you have the space to grow, ask questions, and learn from talented designers.

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

I have really enjoyed working on a real product for our first case study, opposed to a conceptional project. This has made the learning experience that much more beneficial, and being able to chat with the founder of the product, and hear from him has allowed me to truly focus on human-centered design. It has also brought upon best practice, and helped to be able to dive into proper research with a realistic empathy of the intended user in mind.

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

It has been challenging to sell myself on styles going into the UI design, because there are so many good options and solutions, as I tend to over think certain details from time to time.

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

My day looks a little different from day to day, but normally I like to have an earlier start to my morning in order to have time to brew a pour-over, and pair it with a decent breakfast, as well as stay up to date on my reading. If it is Monday or Wednesday I would be jumping on zoom with my classmates later in the morning.

As a student at Memorisely it is nice to be learning remotely, so I can continue my days productivity from home, or often I head over to a local coffee shop, and continue working from there, which is a nice way to split of the day to ensure I remain motivated and productive.

In the evenings I like to get a workout in, and then simply relax whether it is a movie, or getting together with friends, and spending some time with my wife.

What is your current workspace setup?

Home office is currently a work in progress, but this is one of my workspace setup’s at a local coffee shop 👍🏼

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

theScore: This is one of my daily go to app to stay up to date on all my sports interests.

Audible: I have been in the audio book game for a while now, and audible has been my platform of chose.

Notion: This one is almost too obvious, but my notions spaces are custom to me, and are my number one way of staying organized.

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

This app called **th3rdwave** has been a game changer in staying up to date in the coffee scene in my own city, but also in other places I visit.

What tunes do you listen to while designing?

Lofi beats are the go to work tunes 🙌🏼

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

  1. Enjoy the process.
  2. You are creative.
  3. Take the time to learn auto layout in Figma.

Thanks for reading my story!

Canada 🇨🇦

Jeremy Berry

Memorisely Bootcamp Student

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