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Meet Emily: "I'm a habitual quitter – completing UX Academy is a first for me"

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Meet Emily:

Today we’re talking to UX Academy graduate Emily Ho, who studied with the Disney cohort back in 2016! Before joining the course, Emily was working as a Senior Level 2 Support Genius at LevelUp, a mobile payment and rewards solution provider. We talked about her UX Academy experience, and found out what happened next!... Read more

Meet Thomas – From IP Attorney To UX Designer at Bleacher Report

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Meet Thomas – From IP Attorney To UX Designer at Bleacher Report

Today we're talking to Thomas Lei, a graduate of UX Academy's Eames Cohort. Only a few weeks after graduating UX Academy, Thomas landed his dream job at Bleacher Report, one of the leaders among sports reporting websites in the US. In this in-depth interview, he explains how recognizing and leveraging the problem-solving skills from his legal work helped him flex his creative muscles as a UX Designer. Take it away, Thomas!... Read more

How Halie Overcame The Fear And Became A UX Designer At Vacasa

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How Halie Overcame The Fear And Became A UX Designer At Vacasa

Meet Halie Homan, who studied with the Ive Cohort of Designlab’s UX Academy. Today we're talking to her about how she overcame her reservations about switching career, and landed an awesome new job with Vacasa as an Associate Experience Designer in Portland, OR — all within 6 weeks of completing the course! ... Read more

Meet Kiruthika: From Graphic Designer in India to UI Designer at Tadaweb

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Meet Kiruthika: From Graphic Designer in India to UI Designer at Tadaweb

Before joining UX Academy's Hadid cohort, Kiruthika was working as a Graphic Designer at a multidisciplinary studio in India, handling Branding, Print and Web design projects. This was when she discovered an interest in the web and digital design. So, after a year and a half of mainstream Graphic Design work, Kiruthika decided to transition to UX/UI Design with UX Academy. We caught up with her to talk about her time on the course, and find out how things are going in her new position!... Read more

How Glenn Pivoted From Software Engineer to UX Designer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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How Glenn Pivoted From Software Engineer to UX Designer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

This month, we're talking to Glenn Ryan, a graduate of UX Academy's Hadid cohort. After completing the course, he successfully moved from a software engineering role at Hewlett Packard Enterprise to a UX Design position within the same company. Read on to find out how!... Read more

“I dreamt of creating something out of nothing”: How Zach unlocked his potential with UX Academy

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“I dreamt of creating something out of nothing”: How Zach unlocked his potential with UX Academy

This month, we’re talking to Zach Fichman-Klein, a graduate of UX Academy’s Eames cohort. Before joining the program, Zach was working in Saudi Arabia as a survival swimming instructor – "teaching people how to not drown if they fell into the Arabian Gulf". We talked to Zach about his experience in the course, his job search, and how he landed an awesome new role as UX Designer at Tyler Technologies in Portland, Maine.... Read more

How Molly Went From UX Academy To Founder Of Quanti Design

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How Molly Went From UX Academy To Founder Of Quanti Design

After graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Molly Hellmuth began searching for a career path that would combine her problem solving and community development skills with her interest in art. She became drawn to UX, and chose to hone her skills with Designlab. ... Read more

Meet Anna – From Pharmacy Manager to Visual Designer at Centric Digital

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Meet Anna – From Pharmacy Manager to Visual Designer at Centric Digital

Growing up, Anna always knew that she wanted to be in a creative field, but felt the pressure to get a secure, well-paid job. Her parents recommended that she go to pharmacy school, get her license, and then pursue whatever she wanted to later on, with pharmacy as a safety net. We talked to Anna about how she made the decision to join UX Academy’s Disney Cohort, broke free of an unrewarding job, and landed an amazing new role as Visual Designer at Centric Digital in New York.... Read more

Meet Puja: From Pharmacy School to UX/UI Designer at Life Fitness

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This month, we’re talking to Puja Patel, a graduate of UX Academy’s Eames Cohort. Before applying to UXA, Puja had completed pharmacy school and had just finished taking her board exams. But after formalizing her training as a pharmacist, she knew it wasn’t the career for her. We talked to Puja about how she made the difficult decision to switch careers, and embark on a new life as a UX designer!... Read more

Meet Stanford: From Marketer to UX/UI Designer at RainFocus

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Stanford Kekauoha was a member of UX Academy’s fourth intake, the Disney cohort. He talked to us about how he came to switch from his Masters in Education Technology, enroll in UXA — and land an awesome new job at UX/UI designer at RainFocus... Read more

Meet Lisa: From English Teacher to UX/UI Developer at Dell

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This month, we’re talking to Lisa Lehrman, a member of Designlab’s Eames Cohort of UX Academy. Before starting out on the course, she’d been working as an English teacher in Spain, and had recently returned to the Bay Area ready to take a chance and move her career in a new direction. We talked to Lisa about what happened next!... Read more

Meet Rachee: From Web Designer To Product Designer at Eved

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This month, we’re talking to UX Academy graduate Rachee Jacobs, who studied with the second cohort of UXA students in 2016. Before UXA, Rachee was a digital designer, tackling everything from logos and brochures to websites, landing pages and even conference booths. We talked to her about her passion for design, her experience of the UXA program, and how she landed a new job as Product Designer at Eved in Chicago.... Read more

Meet Jonathan: Upskilling With UX Academy

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This month, we’re talking to Jonathan Netek, a graduate of UX Academy Carson Cohort. Before enrolling in UXA, Jonathan was a UX Designer at Baylor College of Medicine. After upskilling with Designlab, he landed a new higher profile job doing UX/Visual Design at FlightAware in Houston, TX.... Read more

Meet Tracy: From Graphic Design to UI & UX Design

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This month, we’re talking to UX Academy graduate Tracy Lin. Before enrolling, Tracy was was a freelance graphic designer working full time in production management – a role she continued to fulfil alongside her studies with Designlab. We talked to Tracy her experience of the course and how she’s getting on in her new job as a UX/UI designer with a fashion group.... Read more

Meet Peter: From Marketer To UI Designer At Adidas

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This month, we’re talking to Peter Javorkai, a UX Academy graduate who previously worked as a digital expert in advertising and marketing for a multinational agency. Working both client-side and agency-side, he spent six years in the role before deciding to enroll with Designlab. Read on to learn about Peter's experience of the course, and to find out what he did next.... Read more

Meet Sammy: From Biosciences Into UX Design

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This month we’re talking to Sammy de Joya, another UX Academy success story who successfully made the switch from a career in biosciences, landing a UX design job a couple of weeks before she finished her studies at Designlab.... Read more

From Management to UX Designer at Backbase: Meet Celeste North

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Welcome to the latest in our series of interviews with Designlab students. This time, we meet Celeste North, a UX Academy graduate who made the transition from a job as Country Manager for MUBI to become a UX Designer with Backbase, based in Amsterdam.... Read more

Meet Wendy: From Customer Service to Product Designer at Microsoft

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Wendy Pei's journey into UX started out in customer service, and then freelance graphic and UI design. After joining and graduating from the first cohort of UX Academy, she landed a position as Product Designer at Microsoft. Read this interview to learn more about Wendy, her path to becoming a Product Designer, and her mission to design a safer, happier, healthier and more informed world.... Read more

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