A curated list of 5 websites for design inspiration
There are many designers with various experiences and knowledge who create beautiful designs. Looking at their work can provide great inspiration and help us see what’s currently trending in the world of design. I have curated a list of websites which provide such inspiration. The first two in the list are my personal favorite which I use the most but I’ve provided three other websites too.
A list of 5 websites for design challenges
Design challenges can be quite useful. They help keep you inspired as well as helping boost your problem solving skills. It’s a good way of practicing your design skills which can be particularly useful in the interviewing process of job applications.
Below, I have a list of 5 websites which provide free design challenges for you.
A curated list of 6 websites for creating quick mockups
Creating your own mockups can be time consuming. There are some websites which create mockups for you which can be very handy. I found them very useful when creating my portfolio which I would like to share with you.
To give some context of my background, I was brought up in England before getting married and relocating to New York. In London, most of my work experiences were in the tech industry based on solving user problems. I’ve been a Field Engineer where I’ve had to fix NCR’s payment portals and their clients’ back office PC’s & printers. I’ve been a Fleet Manager for Xerox which included fixing printers and improving the print services for AllianceBernstein, which was the client. I have also been an AV support and IT Desktop Support Engineer for Alliance Bernstein as I was placed…
Getting to know your teammates & collaborating with them in a short span of time.
During my UX/UI Immersive course at Flatiron school, I worked on 4 projects in which 3 were with different teams. I’ve worked with teams in some of my previous roles but this was a different experience.
The first team project I worked on (Bungee) was with 3 other members. It was the first time that we had all met and that too, remotely (due to Covid 19). Our first goal was to get to know each other before jumping into the project. …
My first client project & how I tackled it’s challenges.
My first client project was with TransX Systems. They provide various self-patented technologies to help brick and mortar retailers execute merchandising strategy & in-store consumer engagement. They help provide contactless payments & frictionless shopping experiences to their retail clients. Using their technology, we were tasked to create a simplified contactless payment process for one of these 3 use case scenarios:
We were a team of 3 UX designers tasked to complete this project in 4 weeks. We started off with the domain research and competitive…
Helpful tips to remember in the working space.
From my own experience of working in different companies over the last 6 years, I’d like to share 5 tips that I find most helpful. As they are based on my personal experiences (and personality) they might not be relevant to everyone.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s how you learn.
It’s actually surprising how many queries and questions can be answered by Google. That’s my first go to place to figure something out. I feel old saying this but I’ve lived in a time where there was no Google…