The 1% Designer

You’re in UX design now? How did it happen that quickly? Catching up with old friends one night, I didn’t expect this comment. To them, my career trajectory changed vastly since they last saw me. It came as a surprise because all the changes – becoming a UX Designer, picking up design skills – felt rather slow and gradual to … Read More

List of Top UX Design Portfolios (Updated 2019)

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This will be a continually updated list of UX Design Portfolios I admire.  Ah, the UX portfolio. Annoyingly hard to build, ridiculously essential for getting a UX job. In the years, I’ve written about how to quickly create a UX portfolio and how to create a content-first portfolio. I’ve even published a popular course on creating a UX portfolio. Throughout … Read More

How to evaluate UX jobs at Agencies vs Startups vs Big Companies

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Searching for your first UX job is a big deal. If it’s going to be something that consumes at least 8 hours of your day, every day, for the next X months years, you better know what you want, and what you’re going for. In your job search, you’ll come across an extremely diverse set of companies looking for UX talent – … Read More

Applying to jobs makes you a better UX designer

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Job hunting is brutal. Looking for a UX job is no exception. Let me know if you’ve ever felt like… An impostor designer who doesn’t belong No company is giving you a chance, or worse… Companies show interest in initially, then ghost you Comparing yourself to those amazing designers on Dribbble or Medium Job descriptions seem unreasonable, even for entry … Read More

Minimum Viable UX Portfolio

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Ah, the portfolio…the magic key to the UX universe. In terms of hiring anyway.Nowadays a UX portfolio is required for many good reasons: it highlights your work and shows your process as a UX Designer. Job listings nowadays often say “link to portfolio” required or “no submission without a portfolio will be considered.” This is also to separate the number of … Read More

TUT 45: Designed in China, Assembled in California

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The 45th edition of the UX Training newsletter looks at a lot of trends in the field of design and technology. I start with the most important article I’ve read about the state of technology in quite a long time. It worries me. Followed by an analysis of Apple Design Winners, an even more comprehensive analysis of the design practices … Read More