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Transitioning into UX design means facing challenges like impostor’s syndrome, not being sure if you’re “good enough” at design and countless other stresses. But it’s not all doom and gloom. You have strengths as a UX beginner; don’t forget these 5 advantages during your UX job search journey.

1. You’re up to date on the latest tools and design processes

UX beginners are always competing with other applicants and are incentivized to use the latest UX tools of the trade, whether that’s Adobe XD or Figma. Sometimes, starting with newer tools and processes is easier than switching to new ones. …


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UI Copy: Sign In vs Log In

“Button names should be verbs, while referencing the login experience should be a noun.”

If you’re looking to take your designs to the next level, don’t sleep on microcopy. Many designers seesaw between using lorem ipsum and too much detail in wireframes.

This article has a few great microcopy tips that can inform your future design decisions.

  • Using Create Account implies an action to create an account that users can later return to and…

If you’re reading this, you’re probably about to graduate, or you have recently graduated from a UX bootcamp. Congrats!

For many graduates, finding a UX job after completing a bootcamp can feel like an uphill battle. But hey, you’re already one huge step closer to your new career. Here are some tips to keep moving forward.

1. Celebrate and take a break

You just finished months of learning. A lot of it was probably through an awkward remote setting — completing assignments individually, connecting with a mentor via video calls, messages over a group chat, etc. All of this on top of your normal life stuff…


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It’s Time to Ditch the UX Portfolio

“I found myself extending offers to designers who didn’t even have online portfolios. And many of those who did have portfolios, didn’t have very good ones.

…And you know what? Every single one of them — every single person we hired was fit for the job. Not only were they fit, but they also excelled in their positions.”

These thoughts come from Chris Keiss, a design manager who once rejected applicants based on nit-picking…


Accessibility in Design

Imagine: you’re scrolling through a page online — there’s a title, a subtitle, 3 paragraphs… and an empty box (“Broken image link”)?


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The fetishisation of UX design

This article asks if product designers are committing acts of self-sabotage. It’s ironic: by leveling the playing field to involve stakeholders in design sprints and brainstorms, are we inadvertently making design look…too easy?

“Not everyone can design. Yes, anyone can (and should) pitch in on the discovery phases of design…But turning those ideas into real solutions takes skill, and that’s something only a professional can do.”

So what’s a designer left to do? Two…


I have a confession to make. I am really, really obsessed with beauty pageants.

Have I ever competed? No, and I will probably never because there’s an age limit. But I absolutely love following the Global Beauties “Grand Slam” competitions: Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, and Miss International (don’t worry gentlemen, there’s a men’s equivalent of these events too).

Due to a year of a global pandemic, many beauty pageants were postponed and of the 5 pageants, only two sought for a very belated 2020 titleholder: Miss Grand International and Miss Universe. …


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5 mistakes I made my first year as a content designer

“Experience is my best (and favorite) teacher.” Cayla Dorsey shares 5 mistakes she made as a new content designer and how she learned from them:

  1. I made writing a transactional relationship
  2. I was too scared to push back
  3. I didn’t come prepared to back my writing decisions with facts
  4. I wanted to be a perfect writer
  5. I rushed to become an expert

#2 resonated the most with me. When in a new role, it…


If you’re in Chicago, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a must-see. Despite COVID-19’s impact on many businesses, the zoo has been able to continue offering free admission to all visitors. They use Eventbrite for their ticketing system to track time slots, which helps comply with capacity and social distancing protocols.

Seeing that the weather was going to be nice this weekend, I went to book some tickets… And this is when I encountered a topic for this week’s analysis: ticket reservations.

“Don’t make me think” is Steve Krug’s first law of usability.

Here’s a quick observation on 1 thing Eventbrite…


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UX Designers, are you happy?

May is Mental Health Awareness month and so we wanted to start this newsletter by doing a quick check-in:

What’s been stressing you out lately?

We know that breaking into UX can be difficult. Continuing to navigate the industry can be challenging too. When I came across this article, I sighed in relief because it wasn’t another listicle of tips to succeed — it prompted personal reflection.

  • Why did I become a UX designer?

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