Please introduce yourself. What are your role and responsibilities?
I'm Ammar, and I've just started my design journey about 1.5 years ago. Currently, I work as a product designer at Intent UX, a software design agency dedicated to providing user-friendly software solutions for everyone. I have several responsibilities, including but not limited to, ideating, wireframing, UI design, communicating directly with clients, and collaborating with the UX Strategist in our team to come up with the best UX. Every now and then I’ll dabble in improving the UX myself as well. At the end of the day, it all boils down to making sure our users get the best possible solution to their software problems, no matter what my responsibilities are.
How did you get started in UX design? What was your career path?
Back in 2019, during the 2nd semester of my Software Engineering degree, I realized coding wasn’t for me. I just lacked the knack for it. While it may come naturally to some, I found it a much more challenging process for myself. One time, I stumbled upon a YouTube video explaining the concept of prototyping your UI before you code it. The speaker used Adobe XD in their video and spoke about the benefits of prototyping, such as saving time and effort. The UI/UX design field resonated with me right away, and I began learning more about it.
So I started designing the applications my friends would code for our projects. When my final semester in 2022 rolled around, I decided it was time to start looking for a job if I wanted to be busy after I graduated. I started applying for every junior/beginner UX design role I could find.
How did you first find Uxcel?
My first introduction to Uxcel started with an Instagram story containing A/B design questions. This was an excellent practice for noticing details, so I wanted to do more questions like that. Since that moment, I have started exploring Uxcel and discovered that it's a whole platform dedicated to leveling-up designers. Skill assessments were challenging, arcade games were entertaining, and UX design courses taught me a lot about design concepts in a digestible, gamified way.
What do you like most about Uxcel?
It's Uxcel's visual identity that appealed to me. I always pay close attention to the aesthetics of things, be it movies, art, UI, shoes, clothes, etc. I am more likely to download an app or buy a piece of clothing if it looks amazing and all components complement each other.
How would you describe your experience being hired with the help of Uxcel in 1 sentence?
I feel blessed to have stumbled upon this job posting at Uxcel's job board. I cannot think of a better UX design position for a junior designer. I enjoy learning from my colleagues and contributing to projects aimed at making people's lives better at my job.
What do you think about the Uxcel approach, how's it different from what you experienced before?
It’s my first job, and I didn’t have hiring experience before so I can’t really compare Uxcel to other hiring platforms. The Uxcel assessments, however, verify the designer's skills incredibly precisely. Having studied Uxcel's courses and taken many tests, I believe that my high assessment scores and status as a Verified Designer helped the recruiter notice and consider me.
What do you think about the matching process, how well does the job we presented fit you?
Uxcel's job board quickly offered me positions that piqued my interest. I applied immediately as soon as I noticed my current job position, and it all worked out very well and quickly for me.