It was a dreary winter in 2012 when I began the journey into user experience design. I was a young whippersnapper (still am) juggling UX classes between Cal State Fullerton’s UX Certificate and UCLA Extension’s program.
During that journey, I noticed that a lot of my colleagues and friends curious kept asking similar questions about UX. Instead of repeating myself, I decided to throw my musings up on a blog to share.
Thus UXBeginner.com was born.
It’s a resource to help people get a grip on this fun and confusing industry, whether that’s transitioning into UX from another career, or landing your first job as a user experience designer.
I love curriculum design and am just getting started. Here are some of my courses:
- UNBOX: The Wireframing Course
- The Ultimate UX Portfolio Course (Udemy)
- Master the UX Interview
- Huddle – free mini course on UX interviews
I believe the key to an interesting life starts by asking good questions. The arena of personal development helps me ask and explore those questions. If it’s any clue into my personality, I’m a fan of personalities like Tim Ferriss and Derek Sivers, if that tells you anything.
As a growth-oriented person who loves to learn, I engage myself with reading too much non-fiction, writing, and sharing ideas.
Travel widens my perspective. Every time I leave my corner of Los Angeles, I get inspired not only through the new places and people I experience, but also through the sheer act of movement. “Movement is life,” said Brad Pitt in a zombie-apocalypse movie.
Countries I’ve visited (in no particular order):
- Hong Kong
- Within the US: Alaska, Washington, New York, Seattle, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York
In recent years I’ve been drawn to Latin American countries for the people, pace of life, and learning Spanish.
Si hablas español, debemos hablar!