If you could do any job in the world except UX what would you choose and why?
I’d be a hairdresser/colourist. I’m very good (in my hairdresser’s opinion) at colouring hair - in natural shades and unnatural shades. She says there’s ‘a frustrated hairdresser living inside’ of me and I think she might be right. It’s like colouring in but with chemicals and dyes and on a page that has 1000s of following pieces that can turn into anything.
I also think I’d be pretty happy working at a cattery and playing with other people’s cats all day while they’re on holidays.
Or a tattoo artist! I’d love that
a footballer! Or a theme park designer
They say dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Now I’m sitting in a disciplinary meeting dressed as Batman.
Making one off ceramic pieces
Or be an architect though it would have to be really cool buildings.
Or buy old interesting derelict buildings and bring them back to life.
Ha. I studied architecture and practiced for a couple of years. At university all our projects were really cool buildings. In the real world they were home renovations. I was so disillusioned that I quit.
And then I did this. We bought a turn of the century Bungalow and spent a year renovating it. We now live in it and I feel so fulfilled.
I wanted to be an architect when I was younger. Create unique homes or buildings.
wow, i studied architecture for a couple years too, as i always wanted to be one. Seems to be a theme here. Amongst other things, I was discouraged when the tutor said most grads end up designing car parking spaces or extensions!
I ended up designing extensions and workstation layouts in banks.
I’d be an air traffic controller again. I loved that job.
UX designer for video games companies.
If you could do any job in the world except UX
A barista. Bringing heaven to people through coffee.
- Concept artist or storyboard artist for YouTubers / video games/ tv shows / movies
- Video game designer & writer (I’ve been bugging the hubs to write an RPG with me for years)
- Life coach - Help others “design” their lives. I’m a big fan of the “Design Your Life” book.