Information that will change our lives. ;)


Hey Joe, welcome on board. What part of the world are you in?


Cincinnati, OH USA


Glad to have finally signed up.

I live in NYC.
I’ve been in the industry for over 4 years now, although I’ve been doing web design since I was a teen.
I’m always trying to find a happy middle for meeting business requirements and UX needs–it’s a bitch honestly. Also, what’s with people trying to point fingers at who’s supposed to be doing UX? EVERYONE touches UX at one point of a project. Get over it!
Cat lady for life.


Yay! Glad you did too. Welcome.

NYC is very high on my bucket list!


I’m just down the road in Coventry! :slight_smile:


Where in the world are you?
San Francisco East Bay, California, USA

What stage of your career are you at?
Making a career change from public education to UX design. About halfway through the UX design course at CareerFoundry

What are you current challenges?
Building my portfolio! There’s nothing there yet, but there will be soon! After that, finding the right job at the right company…

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
As an artist I love visual design and UI; as a former classroom teacher I love understanding people and how they think, so user research and information architecture; as a gamer, I love interaction design. Basically everything :slight_smile: that’s what’s so cool about UX!

Cats or dogs?
Yes :stuck_out_tongue:


Welcome Seyon – how did you enjoy @dougcollins’ session earlier?


It was great, I definitely enjoyed it. Interesting story for sure, I was reading his article while the AMA was going on. Sounds like he has a solid background in development, which I think leads nicely into UX. In the sense that he was working in tech already, so he didn’t have to change industries. I don’t have the same coding expertise, but I think I can manage with my art + tech background.
But that whole working homeless thing, man, I’ve never had to deal with anything like that. Not even when I completely changed careers to become a teacher.

What did you think the session?


I have a lot of respect for Doug so it was great to hear more of his story.
I really love running the Slack sessions – the crowd is different every time!


Where in the world are you?
I live in Bangalore, India

What stage of your career are you at?
Currently, mixed experience of UX and UI for a long number of years.

What are you current challenges?
Working hard to build a great and sharp UX experience. Hunting for opportunities and investigation on “what’s next?” for my UX career which i am passionate.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
User research and Information architecture but still to go a lot:) also a strategy. Focus is to mentor and be a UX leader.

Cats or dogs?"
My daughter loves both = I too love it.


Thanks for crazy warm welcome! Its wonderful to be here! I listen to the podcasts as much as possible and looking forward to the next one :slight_smile:
Excited about this community and the potential with it! Love it!

Where in the world are you?
Vancouver, BC (But I’m a British Lass by Blood!)
What stage of your career are you at?
I’m a junior, out of boot camp into my first few contract jobs!
What are you current challenges?
User testing and how to gather different people, what methods to use and how to inform employers its a good idea to do!
What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Research, IA and Form Design <3
Cats or dogs?


Where in the world are you?
New York

What stage of your career are you at?
Transitioning into UX. Know enough to get an internship soon - plan on always learning. Then become a Junior UX Designer from there.

What are your current challenges?
User research - knowing the right questions to ask on my feet. Something tells me it’ll be more natural with practice.

What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
Visual design and prototyping.

Cats or dogs?


Which part of Canada?! :slight_smile:

I’m really interested in IA too, but unfortunately we clash on Cats thing! :slight_smile:


le Québec :wink: here some dogs are banned, we like cats


You need to chat to @formulate1 !


Hey @LadyT,
Welcome! :slight_smile:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. I just finished a 10-week program at General Assembly. Currently reading everything I can get my hands on and trying to flesh out some ideas so I can compile a portfolio/website
  3. I’m coming from a totally unrelated field. Also finding that every job listing (even those listed as “entry level” or “junior ux designer”) is looking for someone with at least 3 years experience. Most require HTML/CSS/Java/Jquery, etc.
  4. It was a dream of mine to get a PhD in psychology and be a researcher and college professor, so the user research and presentation aspects are particularly attractive. Also, in every job I’ve held, I have always been the guy looking for ways to improve productivity and efficiency, which I think fits with UX being focused on finding solutions; making things more useful, usable and enjoyable. I met with a career counselor last year, and we found UX was probably going to be a great match.
  5. I love my cats two because they’re easy to care for, but I love my dog because he’s interactive. Both are equally entertaining in their own ways.




  • I live in Columbia, Missouri, USA
  • I’m at the exiting edge of entry level in communications/PR/marketing. I worked at a non-profit for a couple years and I wore many hats there, one of which got me interested in UX design. I have very little UX experience, really just starting out. My B.A. is in Media Arts (Film Studies) and Communications.
    -I’m challenged by resource constraints, specifically time, so finding the training and projects that will be most efficient is my biggest concern.
  • I really enjoy making technology as easy to use as possible, especially for older users. I work closely with retired volunteers and I love helping them enjoy and be enriched by a new product that may have scared them at first.
  • Dogs. Big ones.


@mikos_ed @j_maria_j
Welcome on board Ed and Maria. Glad you’re here. :slight_smile:


I am in Los Angeles via NYC as of February. Angelenos, holla!
I am in the pre-nascent stage. Deciding whether to enroll with Career Foundry or DesignLab’s UX Academy.
My current challenges are just being intimidated. I am coming from a zero experience in design background. I am currently and have been a massage therapist.
From what I know, I think I may enjoy the prototyping aspect. I like that psychology and empathy are involved in the process. I think it will spill over ino real life too or I hope it does.
Like dogs, have a cat.