Rounding the corner of Rue du Faubourg Montmartre onto Rue Richer, I felt my anticipation growing. It was physical, tangible. Not in an ominous way, like dread. Just… this was a big week-plus ahead. And I had no idea what to expect. That said, in a city becoming more and…

2010 was a turning point in my career, even if I didn’t know it. After completing my MA in history and wrapping up my part-time research roles for history professors, I landed a full-time role at a policy research organization. It wasn’t exciting, nor was it prestigious. It even felt…

The last 2+ years have been a funky, wild, stressful adventure. After leaving a job I enjoyed with people I loved working with, I immediately felt as though I lost a chunk of who I was. Six years at one company building something special was who I was. But what…

And immediately prior to my hitting ‘send’ on my email to the customer, I received yet another suggestion for how to proceed. Her advice was useful and motivations benevolent, but I feared bombarding the customer with options. Keeping it simple in customer interactions is how you keep them happy…

Part six in a series about the journey to build something, starting from the moment inspiration struck

What do you do with abstract knowledge? Does it sit on a shelf, gaining layers of dust as it awaits an urgent call to action? I mean… maybe? But the best thing to do, obviously, is use it. And that’s what I intend to do, applying some of what I…

Part five in a series about the journey to build something, starting from the moment inspiration struck

It’s been five months since I completed my Design 101 course at Designlab in April, 2020. It’s been six months since I even looked at my mood tracking app design. I’m a bit rusty, a bit lost, and bit unsure about how to proceed. These blog posts have helped revive…

Part four in a series about the journey to build something, starting from the moment inspiration struck

UX Academy. UXTraining.com. EdX. SuperHi. Coursera. Skillshare. CareerFoundry. General Assembly.

There are a lot of courses that teach UX design. But not all courses are equal, and a lot of UX knowledge requires active reading of industry developments and constantly learning new things. …

Part three in a series about the journey to build something, starting from the moment inspiration struck

As my fiancee and I embarked on the next chapter of our lives in Los Angeles, I faced a funky situation with my career search. While there are many challenges one can face while job hunting, one of the biggest is the mystery of rejection. In most cases, feedback from…

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