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What students say

“She's a great a mentor that really challenges you to think about your design choices and how it relates to the problem you are trying to solve.”

- Dominique S, Design 101

“Sophia was truly truly a wonderful mentor to learn from. Her thorough feedback will help you consider things from so many different angles. She will share with you fundamental ways of thinking about design - ways you can apply to any project in the future. This will keep your perspective fresh and exciting in the design process. Sophia is also very down-to-earth and open-minded. She will gladly answer your questions and share her wisdom and advice from her extensive experience. The one-to-one video sessions seemed to fly by because I was listening to every word and taking notes, haha! Sophia absolutely cares about her students and wants only the best for them pursuing a design career. Thank you, Sophia!!! :o)”

- Michelle D, Design 101

“I came into the course not knowing what I would get out of it even though I did countless research on different UX design bootcamp courses before choosing DesignLab. Like a new user on a website/app, I had one goal: to broaden my knowledge on UX/UI design and see if I can go down this journey as a designer. Like a new user, I felt a bit overwhelmed, worried, and frustrated at times in the course and during my personal journey of becoming a designer. Sophia, my mentor has made a huge impact on not only challenging me to think deeper but she also empowered me to make my own design decision. When I was totally lost, Sophia then guided me in the right direction so that I can keep my momentum going and continue without giving up. To make the best use of the four 1-hour mentor sessions, Sophia always made sure that I plan for it accordingly. Thank you so much Sophia! It was an absolute pleasure to be taught and mentored by you.”

- Miso C, Design 101

“Working with Sophia was both challenging and extremely rewarding. Her rich experience as a designer is evident from every conversation we had and every piece of feedback I received. She consistently pushed me to think of my design in different ways by asking thoughtful questions and encouraged me to think big and bold. Not only that, but Sophia's kindness and humor made my experience at Designlab one I will remember forever. Thank you, Sophia!”

- Alitzel T, Design 101

“Sophia helped me to make many connections how to design for end users. I used to only think about how things can be created and not about the user experience or how a user will actually use the thing. This has had a profound impact on the way that I work and is leading me to explore alternate ways of designing things. I am really grateful for Sophia's mentorship. ”

- John H, UX: Interaction Design

“Sophia has been such a tremendous mentor for me. I greatly appreciated how she helped me adapt the curriculum to my pace when my workload was weighing me--I only wish I had more time to dedicate to the course because I feel I have so much more to learn from her. I liked how Sophia was able to frame up the course for me in our intro meeting to get me in the right state of mind to tackle the tasks ahead. I also enjoyed hearing about her work and real-life experience. Her feedback on each submission and in our meetings were incredibly helpful and detailed. I liked how she really pushed my thinking and were able to explain how these activities would happen in a real-life scenario. Sophia, thanks so much for all your encouragement and support!”

- Diana H, UX: Interaction Design

“Sophia is an excellent mentor, very positive and open-minded! She always gives not only detailed and thorough feedbacks but also some advices that encourage you to think and go a little further of the course. In Skype sessions Sophia answers all questions and gives an explanation using metaphors, visual elements, and real life examples for better understanding. I feel I've gained a lot of knowledge from her. Thanks Sophia!”

- Olga B, UX: Interaction Design

“Sophia is a great teacher. She understands the student's learning behavior (to go fast or to go slow and detailed) and adjusts accordingly. Her grip on the subject is excellent and details out the topics very well and gives examples from real life to easy to understand. An honor to learn from her”

- Raghuvamsi A, UX: Interaction Design

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