.intent, Senior UX Designer
I finished cultural studies and then took a roundabout way through translating, coordinating translations, and managing projects until I settled in the field of UX. I love looking for challenges and solving them through design. I enjoy the diversity of the UX environment and the designers themselves. I'm against producing digital trash and pointless solutions to problems nobody has. I agree with Jared Spool that design is the rendering of intent, and I believe that the intent should be to do something meaningful and not just something that's possible.
Breaking into the design industry is hard and getting harder still. Unfortunately, that’s only the first hurdle. Dropping the “junior” is a big achievement, but it’s also a gateway to a new, challenging environment. In my talk I’ll share my experience and thoughts on the mid-journey: what are the obstacles, how to tackle them, plan your career, job-hunt, and develop your skills. I’ll also dispel some myths regarding the required skills and following The Design Process™.