Please introduce yourself. What are your role and responsibilities?
I graduated from a business school with an MBA in Business and Marketing. After spending some time in IT, I had the opportunity to create a few websites. Despite not having much experience in design, but being very creative, I took up the challenge. After finishing these projects, I jumped on the rollercoaster of web design learning. Currently, I work as a UX designer in an agency and also as a freelancer. In my role, I am responsible for all aspects of a given project, from meeting with clients, performing business analysis, conducting user research, and creating wireframes.
How did you get started in UX design? What was your career path?
I first got into the UX design field through website design. Starting with small-scale websites and e-commerce platforms, I also did some graphic design work. I had known about user experience (UX) for a while and came to recognize its importance. I decided to specialize in UX because I found it more interesting than other areas such as SEO, copywriting, or graphic design. I value the importance of data and the availability of interfaces. Additionally, I recognize the critical role that UX plays in achieving business success, SEO results, and user appeal.
How did you first find Uxcel?
I enjoy networking and being a part of various UX communities. A friend in one of these communities suggested that I try Uxcel, which immediately caught my attention. I soon became a PRO member and am happy to recommend the platform to anyone looking for good quality, practical sources of information, and learning in UX at all levels.
What do you like most about Uxcel?
Uxcel is a valuable learning resource for designers of any level. Its main content consists of courses divided by the level of expertise, ranging from basic to advanced. I found these courses particularly helpful when I was just starting out. To date, I have completed about 11 courses and enjoyed every single one of them.
What sets Uxcel apart, in my opinion, is its use of gamification in learning. This approach increases motivation to progress and provides feedback through assessments of each skill. Uxcel is an absolute top choice for those seeking to develop their design skills.
Although Uxcel offers many types of content, it is incredibly easy to navigate and has a playful and captivating design. In addition to courses, there are shareable assessments (which are also great for showing off on social media), games for practicing UI, and plenty of other options for times when you're not in the mood to focus on courses or tests.
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Why have you decided to get a Professional UX design certification?
When I took my UX/UI and Product Design certifications, I was contemplating changing the agency where I was employed. The certifications not only validated my skills and knowledge in these areas but also made me stand out from other candidates. Being certified allowed me to demonstrate to recruiters my commitment to regular learning and skill updates, both of which are often key requirements for UX job listings. And this strategy works! Even though I am currently employed, I still receive several interview invitations per month.
What benefits your professional certification will bring to you or your company?
For my freelance work, being certified in UX means being able to demonstrate my professional skills. Along with my portfolio, certifications help me acquire new and interesting projects more easily, as many clients (SMEs, freelancers) struggle to find a UXer with experience and up-to-date knowledge. UX certification definitely increases my desirability to prospective clients.
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How would you summarize your experience and thoughts about Uxcel’s Professional UX Certification?
What I appreciated about the certifications was the ability to choose the specific areas of UX to become certified in. The 80-question tests were comprehensive and required a minimum score of 70% to pass. All the questions were relevant to the chosen area of certification. Additionally, Uxcel offers training systems to help members prepare for the tests. The certification process with Uxcel is not a "pay-to-pass" scheme; you must actually prove your skills to earn the certification, making it a trustworthy verification of UX skills.