Creative Office Hour by Path UnboundAug 09, 2021
How To Move Into Management Positions As A Designer
Dylan Mullins is a design leader with an impressive global client rosters. He spoke to Path Unbound about creative leadership, hiring, what can mid-level designers do to move up to leadership positions and how to advocate for the value of design in a business environment.
No Nonsense Design Career Tips From Celebrated Design Instructor
Silvia Script is a veteran design educator. She is a user interface and experience designer. Graduated from prestigious design schools, Silvia has over a decade of experience working for top design agencies. She shared her wisdom for students who did not graduate from such schools and how they can still stand out. She also shared her incredible wisdom as a design educator, a resourceful designer and a self-dubbed "French toast aficionado".
Award-Winning Asian American Illustrator Shared Her Secrets to Success
Dingding Hu is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning illustrator based in New York City. Originally from China, she studied illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator. The way she got started in her illustration career is unexpected. She shared what worked for her and how sticking to her passion and not being strayed by the current trend created a name for herself.
She Put Together A Stunning UX Design Portfolio When There Was Nothing To Show Yet
Amy Lima is an emerging UI UX designer with an outstanding portfolio. She went above and beyond in preparing for her portfolio while still in design bootcamps. She also showed off her personality unapologetically in her website and proposed innovative redesign to existing popular apps. Learn from her experience as a recent bootcamp grad on how you can easily prepare for your portfolio when there is nothing to show yet.
Portfolio Advice From A Multi-Talented Microsoft Designer
Samuel Kang is a multi-talented designer. He currently works at Microsoft as a UX designer, but he also codes, paints, illustrates and design beautiful graphics. His portfolio site is truly one of a kind and he has some great advice for designers trying to stand out with their portfolio.
Overlooked Design Career Path: We all know UX design, but what about CX design?
Nithya Asokan is a UX designer at Amazon, who self-identify as a CX professional as well. We spoke to Nithya about her career path, discussed how she designed for emergencies and how CX affects businesses.
How This UX Designer "Eliminated" His Own Job
Jason Tremblay stood out among designers as someone who demonstrates incredible personality and thought leadership in his portfolio. He spoke to us about how he routinely comes up with solutions to solve inefficiencies, what can be accomplish by being resourceful and alternative ways to stand out among the crowd besides having great work.
How To Amplify Your Voice As A Designer
Sam Harper is a UX designer coming from a background of marine biology and filmmaking. He transitioned to a UX design career from a bootcamp and has been amplifying his voice on popular platforms like Medium. He coaches designers on career strategies and writes many thought leadership articles. He spoke to us on how he amplifies his voice as a designer and the benefits of creating content.
This Israeli Design Professor Created A Design Feedback System for Companies
Ronel Mor is a design veteran, design professor and now entrepreneur. He has decades of experience in design and champions the importance of design feedback. He spoke to us about his career, his new company and how he views the contribution of design feedback to the success of businesses.
How A Former Dancer Transitioned To UX by Designing Her Own Love Life
Eleftheria Anastasiadou is a former dancer and trainer. When the pandemic hit, she looked for a new path and landed in UX. She shared how she was able to "sort out" her love life using a popular UX design methodology and what advice she has for new UX designers.
NFT and Generative Art Rising Star Sofia Garcia on Turning Her Side Hustle Full-Time
Sofia Garcia is the founder of ArtxCode, a company that curates algorithmic art and connects artists with collectors. She is at the forefront of digital art innovation and does it all on the side of her 9-5 job as a creative technologist. We spoke to her about career, coding, taking the unconventional route and balancing a side business with a main job.
How Donna Transitioned From Dance To UX Design
Donna Carroll was a dance entrepreneur and apparel designer. When the pandemic hit, she knew she had to find a new path. She spoke to us about how she found her way into UX design and how our Portfolio School program at Path Unbound has an impact on her job search.
How He Landed A 6-Figure UX Design Job As A Bootcamp Grad
Kerry McPhearson is a passionate UX designer who landed a 6-figure UX design job shortly after graduating from a bootcamp. He told us what made him stand out and how bootcamp grads should expect to over-deliver in a competitive job market.
Why Visual Design Is Still Relevant to UX Designers?
We spoke with Oren Dayan, a UX designer who transitioned from a business career and have now picked up excellent visual design skills. He share valuable tips and tricks for UX-ers who are afraid of visual design or have been putting it off. He also explained his brainstorming process and how he gets unstuck in design.
What if you are a designer with too many interests?
We spoke with Lily Ciric Hoffmann, a UX designer, instructional designer and educator, who is the true embodiment of a "multi-hyphenated creative". She is an immigrant to the United States and has done many amazing projects as a freelancer. We discussed the importance of personal branding and how to find one's footing in a crowded industry.
How To Think Like A UX Design Recruiter
Welcome to Path Unbound's Creative Office Hour. We chatted with Christina Nguyen, creative recruiter specialized in helping designers and other creatives put their best foot forward in the competitive hiring landscape.
How I Landed A UX Design Job At Apple With Confidence
We spoke with Anna Istomina, former UX designer at Apple, on how she landed a UX design job without too much experience.