As you can guess from the title - I’m looking for a Mentor or just some advice on how to become an awesome designer. But first a little bit about myself.
I’m Sevi, 24, from Zurich. I have been trying to get my foot into UX/UI design since 2015. I have tried several online classes. Although I have learned a lot, they didn’t bring me any steps closer to my dream (I know, i know, I sound a bit dramatic but it’s truly my dream job). Here in Switzerland, at least it seems like it, they care a lot about formal education.
That’s why I have decided to get a formal degree, B.s. Product Design / Product Engineering and Psychology. I think it’s a great combination and foundation to become a really good out-of-the-box-thinking designer. But recruiters here disagree. I have applied for several internships, but have been rejected by all. Always with the same reasoning: They are looking for someone with a background in Interaction Design (obvi), Software Engineering, Graphic Design or Marketing.
Now I have reached a point where I feel discouraged and starting to doubt my decisions. Even though I love what I’m studying and still convinced to get a great foundation.
And now I’m looking for a “Mentor” or even just some advice on how to continue as I feel a bit lost at the moment. It’s not like I need someone to hold my hands along the way. But just some guidance from someone who knows the industry and is excited about design and innovation.
I’m ridiculously grateful for any inputs. And I also apologise for the novel above ;).
(Oh, I have forgotten to mention that I have been working in IT and digital media companies since I’m 17. So that’s where my UX fascination comes from)
Cheers and thanks