How to Pivot into a Career in Digital Design (UI UX)

Samaya Sinha
Khrystyna  Oros
Samaya Sinha, Khrystyna Oros
How to Pivot into a Career in Digital Design (UI UX)

Become a creative problem solver in this workshop!

You're ready to make a shift, but how? Join a webinar from Ideate Labs LLC for advice on interviews, portfolios, and finding the perfect job. Ideate Labs provides professionals with free resources and webinars, as well as semester...

Become a creative problem solver in this workshop!

You're ready to make a shift, but how? Join a webinar from Ideate Labs LLC for advice on interviews, portfolios, and finding the perfect job. Ideate Labs provides professionals with free resources and webinars, as well as semester long courses, to prepare them for a career in UI UX design.

Khrys and Samaya, the founders of Ideate Labs, pivoted into their UI UX jobs 5 years ago. They met at a small startup, working as marketing associates. Unfortunately the work culture at the job was not right for them. They learned about UI UX while at their startup job and successfully positioned ourselves as UX designers. Khrys and Samaya have over 5 years of UI UX experience working at startups, nonprofits, agencies and corporations. They mentor startups at Wharton's Venture Labs and their mission is to make digital design accessible to all.

As 2 women, 2 immigrants, working in the U.S., they know how hard it can be to fit into a new role, fit into new work cultures, and ultimately take the lead on projects and initiatives to lead teams to success.

In this talk, they will share their secrets around landing a UI UX job:

  1. What makes a great portfolio?
  2. How to find a recruiter that will help in the job search?
  3. What kinds of jobs to look for?
  4. How to get new skills to develop your resume?
  5. How to nail the interview (Zoom and in-person!)
  6. How to learn UI UX skills

In this chat, we want you to walk away with:

  • Easy steps you can take to pivot into a new career
  • How to position yourself for a new career
  • How to play to your strengths
  • Tangible steps to learn UI UX design
  • Free resources to help you get started!

Meet The Speakers

Samaya Sinha
Samaya Sinha
Course Instructor at Ideate Labs | Cofounder Pawsitive | Senior UX Designer

Self-identifies as a cat lady. Obsessive about modern dance and acoustic guitar. Has over 5 years of professional experience working with startups, consulting for Fortune 500 companies, and in-house initiatives. Mentors startups and runs design thinking workshops for Wharton's Venture Lab. Runs her own 'pet project' called Pawsitive.

Khrystyna  Oros
Khrystyna Oros
Instructor at Ideate Labs LLC I UX/UI Designer & Strategist at Merck

Self-identifies as a cool mom. Obsessive about healthy cooking and slow fashion. Currently a Senior UX Designer with Merck and has over 4 years of experience working for startups and in-house at large corporations. Teaches UX design courses at Drexel University. Runs a nonprofit dedicated to funding Ukrainian student education, the Luka Oros Scholarship.

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