While I was working on building a website for a project of my own, I noticed that I really enjoy doing it and coincidently came across the UX/UI Bootcamp by Idea Partners on Linkedin. I started reading more about it and decided to take a chance.
I really enjoyed the fun and friendly atmosphere during the course and felt that I could always ask silly questions as I barely had any experience in the field. I also enjoyed going through the whole design process and learning about different stages from different teachers as they are all experts in their own field. As the course progressed, I could already notice that I’ve learned so much and started to look at other designs more critically being able to analyze and see the flaws and strengths.
The UI/UX Bootcamp changed my career path. After graduating, I started working with smaller clients for about 6 months, and then I joined a global management consulting and professional services company as a UX/UI Designer. I could not be more satisfied with the path I took and excited about what’s still ahead of me.
If you think you might like it, go for it. It is a vibrant and fast-growing industry that gives a chance to combine creativity with psychology.
I think my favorite was creating my first design that was a redesign for a National Park website and realizing that I actually made it myself (with some guidance from Edijs, of course).
I would say I did not have any design skills before starting the course, however, there has always been a strong interest in design. I always thought it would be cool to be a designer, but somehow, always took a different path until I joined this Bootcamp.