How did you get started in UX design?
I was building websites as a hobby as early as high school. When studying programming and web development at University, I started thinking more about what and why I am making than how exactly. It was here that my journey as a designer started.
What was the biggest challenge for you in learning design?
I started my career in companies where design was not given due importance. The biggest challenge was getting feedback from customers and being able to reflect their insights into the product design.
What brought you to Uxcel?
For me, it’s essential to constantly learn about design tools, design in general, and the best practices for digital interfaces. Uxcel allows me to do just that by training me and helping me keep an eye out for the constantly evolving industry standards.
What do you like most about Uxcel?
I like that the platform is constantly evolving and that the UX design courses and skill tests are well-crafted. A variety of topics are available to help junior designers discover areas that they can focus on and improve in their careers.
Any advice for those who are looking to improve their design skills?
I would start thinking about what you actually want to learn and how it can help you benefit in your workflows or potentially push you into a different specialization. The best time to learn a new skill is when you need it to finish a current task exceptionally.
Remember to push yourself all the time and reflect on your design outcomes. As a designer, it is also so important to understand and learn more about topics beyond UX design. It will help you understand that visuals and aesthetics are just one part of the equation of a successful product.