Founder and CEO of Path Unbound, Stella Guan, had the chance to talk with one of her previous students, Oren Dayan, who is a UX designer. Dayan believes that learning about visual design can be a great asset for UX designers, even if they just dabble in it.
One of the best ways to set you apart from other designers is winning awards. Whether you are looking to increase your industry recognition so that you can land better clients, or you’re looking to get a visa or green card that only esteemed professionals with international awards qualify, you need to do research before submitting to awards to maximize your chances of winning.
When you are looking for a job, it is easy to get sucked into the vortex of mass application. After all, you want to maximize your chances of getting hired by putting yourself in front of as many companies as possible. However, have you ever considered the possibility that some jobs are not worth applying to?
Say that you studied accounting in college like your parents wanted you to because you can find a job with a finance degree anywhere. You got good grades, interned at one of the Big Four firms and got a job offer right before you graduate. Sounds like you’re killing it at this whole career thing, right? Not if you’re unhappy about what you’re doing.
If you are a creative major in college, you probably want to take as few non-creative classes as possible because your grades in subjects like math and science in high school were somewhat of a disaster. Now you are in college and in complete control of your path, why bother with things that don’t interest you?