In episode 21 of The Product Design Podcast, Seth Coelen interviews Danielle Justilien, a UX Designer at IBM who works on software design for IBM's partner experience. Danielle's early interest in graphic design and her expertise in marketing led her to UX.
Once Danielle decided to make this change in her career path, she determined her next steps. She started with a free Bootcamp, extended her network as she learned, perfected her portfolio, and after starting her search for her first job in UX, she quickly landed her position at IBM. Danielle has tremendous insight into how to get a strong launch into UX Design. During our interview, Danielle shared what she did to boost her portfolio and set herself up for success in the interview process as she moved into UX Design.
During our interview with Danielle, you will learn:
👉 How Danielle stumbled into product design
🛠 Taking the Bootcamp route: How she found it, what it offered, and if it prepared her for her first job in UX
💡 Strategies and advice to help you break into UX
🔥 How to create a strong portfolio, with interesting case studies that will attract your future employer
🎯 Improve your interview techniques to land the job you want So happy to have you join us today!
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💡 Don't forget to read our blog and sign up for reminders when new episodes will be available! Our blog also includes a link to "Danielle's Becoming a Designer Resource List" for aspiring designers!
Make sure to follow Danielle after the podcast to stay on top of what she is up to!
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