Take your UX Career to the next level.
Take your UX Career to the next level.
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If you have been struggling to find your footing in User Experience or Product Design, I can help. The internet has an abundance of courses and material —it can feel overwhelming. I'll take you through the practical steps you need to qualify for entry-level positions, stand out at work, or deepen your UX skillset.
If you're tired of reading and watching all of the videos and want support from a current practitioner, I can help you bring a project to life and take meaningful steps in your UX career.
UX Career Coaching Built Just for You
Ready for your UX career to kick off?
You might be frustrated by the following...
Here you are
going to state the challenges and frustrations
You constantly try to watch UX videos and read books on the topic but need support to apply the skills you've learned.
You're ready to switch from your current career but don't know how to translate your skills into the UX field.
You feel overwhelmed by all the training programs that are available online and need support to learn the practical skills required in the workplace.
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"She gave me super valuable insights on what her professional life is like, and helped me gain clarity on how to mould my past and present to get the future I want. I left the call feeling incredibly energized and motivated to take a step into the UX space."
I didn't have a design background or UX certifications when I secured my first role in the field. I was passionate about jumping into the industry and didn't feel the need to go to grad school to make that a reality.
Regardless of your background, you are capable of working in user experience and I can help.
Learn when to apply the different methods of UX research. Choosing the right tools and methodology for the job is just as (if not more) important than the research itself. You'll learn how to deal with ambiguity and apply your UX findings.
Help your business stakeholders recognize the benefits of user experience and increase your personal value at your company. You will improve your UX design skills, support a business need, and develop a case study that will help you shape or move into your next role.
Learn how to outline your design thinking process for hiring managers and let your personality shine through. I'll help you think through the pros and cons of a position when considering an offer.
Facilitation, or leading workshops, is a major part of UX responsibilities. You could be helping teams brainstorm new features or narrow down on a complex and detailed implementation. I'll help you develop the skills and tools to lead with confidence.
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
Clarity on the UX skills you want to develop.
How does this sound?
Feedback on your UX portfolio and a breakdown of case studies to add.
Develop interview skills that will help you stand out in.
Learn how to let your personality shine in the workplace.
Deepen your skills in UX research and workshop facilitation.
We'll set up a 30-minute consultation to see if UX coaching is right for you.
We'll set a meeting cadence and build out a development plan that fits your needs.
We'll cover weekly topics and work together to review and improve your skills with messaging support between sessions.
"She's optimistic, hard working, and uncomplaining even in the most challenging situations. Her upbeat attitude is infectious."
"She helped me gain clarity on how to mould my past and present to get the future I want."
If you are struggling to update your resume or online portfolio —I can help. I've interviewed dozens of candidates and know the qualities that you will want to develop or highlight to be successful in UX. Maybe you are already practicing and need support advancing your research skills. Let's lay it all out and create a plan just for you.
Navigating all of the classes and material online can be overwhelming. If you need an experienced UX professional to take you step-by-step, consider me your gal.
You're in the right place.
I'm Angie, your UX friend.
I’m an experienced lecturer and passionate educator. I specialize in information architecture and web usability. I currently lead UX research and design for Connected Home products at Asurion.
My UX Journey
I knew early on during my undergraduate studies in computer science that I wanted to work in UX. I remember reaching out to an alum that came to speak to my class about her role as a User Researcher. She hit me with, "You'll need to get a PhD." I was determined to go straight into the industry without building student loan debt.
I shaped my internship experiences during my time at school to help me land my first UX job with Nielsen Norman Group, an industry leader in user experience.
Since then, I've lectured on Information Architecture, organized UX community events, and have mentored dozens of people in the field.
but it wasn't always this way.
Along with the hard skills such as design and research that make you qualify for a role, I've interviewed many applicants and know that your personality is influential to your candidacy.
I fully believe in bringing your full self to work. More and more the lines are blurred between personal interests and work. For example, I make Instagram videos of me dancing in my living room. If someone is asking about my weekend, heck yeah I'm telling them about it. I'll help you build the confidence to bring more of your personality out in the workplace.
Not only will you get coaching on hard UX skills and techniques, but I'll provide support on the practical day-to-day nuances.
As a current practitioner, I'll help you apply the best UX design theories to build a case study. Real projects are complicated (especially if you haven't thought about it in a while) so I'll help you break down your work step-by-step.
Whether you are working on a new portfolio, or revisiting past work, I'll help you document and communicate your work effectively.
My coaching format is open ended in order to create a structure that is best suited to each student. Imagine having a personal trainer for UX!
Frequently Asked Questions
Set up a free consultation and we can chat about your interests to see if this is the right move for you. I'll tell you about day-to-day responsibilities and more!
I do not offer financing at this time, but I do have student rates available. If you are a current student, please indicate in your application.
We'll focus on whatever you need. If you have an interview to prepare for, I'll help with that. If we need to develop or deepen UX skills, we can work on that instead. Each session is tailored for YOUR needs.
There are tons of roles in UX that are less design focused. UX strategy and UX research are two examples. Depending on your actual interests in the field, it may not be necessary to have design skills.
No problem. Starting can feel like the hardest part. I'll help you identify any transferrable skills from your previous work and translate that into a UX case study.