Design Your Career: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks to Land Your First UX Job
15 November 2018
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000
Have you ever wondered what is User Experience (UX) Design, and what it takes to get into this exciting new industry?
User Experience (UX) Design is the process of understanding and designing to solve problems in order to create satisfaction. UX solves problems for real people in their real contexts.
The backbone of UX Design encompasses a person’s interaction with any product. It concerns itself with ensuring a user’s needs are met through meaningful designs and solutions. With an expected 10% increase in the demand for UX Designers in the next 5 years and the median mid-level UX Design salary at $105,000 in Australia, there is no time like getting into the field of UX as the present.
At our free event, together with industry experts, we’ll explore:
- An overview of the UX industry
- How you can start developing your own UX portfolio
- Tactics, tools, and approaches to help you get started in the UX industry
UX and Service Designer at Yell Creative
As a UX designer I love looking at the creative problem solving space and understanding the psychology and behaviours influencing the users. I believe our empathy comes from understanding the users through research. It informs the way we frame problems and solutions for the people our ideas will directly impact.
For the past several years I have been applying design thinking to the architecture and interiors spaces bringing creative projects from concept to completion. I bring strengths in facilitation and ideation with hands-on software and prototyping skills to deliver enhanced user experiences.
Experience Designer at Unthink
From a unicorn hunter to becoming a unicorn, Bowie's previous life in recruitment has led her to the dazzling world of UX - full of rainbows, roses but also some buds and thorns!
Now working as an experience designer at Unthink.
Hence she's found her calling to be a user advocate, by applying human-centered design principles to make this world much more user-friendly!
Service Designer at NSW Department of Education
Penny is a human-centred design practitioner who thrives on the challenge and adversity that comes along with doubt when tackling a problem. With both agency and client-side experience, it makes her an advocate not only for the customer but is well versed in aligning solutions that cater to the business needs.
UX Design & Digital Recruitment Consultant at Launch Recruitment
Gus has a proven track record of 3 years in successfully sourcing an array of permanent and contingent talent in the Digital space for market leading national and global corporate organisations within Media, Financial Services, Government, Telecommunications, Advertising and IT Professional Services. His experience in Organisational and Personnel Psychology enables him to apply human centered design thinking to recruitment.
Gus has immersed himself in the design industry and he continually provides market insights to his clientele to develop leading edge talent acquisition models and strategies. As a result, he has grown a vast network of quality talent in the Digital space that he has a great affinity and is in regular contact with.
Lead UX Instructor
Robert has been working in the digital space for over 20 years. He brings to the table a wealth of experience from his early days in digital and graphic design to his current position as lead UX designer.
Robert’s digital story began with a degree in visual design where his career took off in Melbourne with numerous roles developing consumer-facing web products. Since then, he has studied multiple multimedia and design courses which have propelled him into UX roles for Optus, Vodafone, PwC and Symplicit.
Dates and fees
15 November 2018
6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm
48 Druitt Street,