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Creative Office Hour by Path Unbound

Creative Office Hour by Path Unbound

By Path Unbound
We have in-depth and honest conversations with designers and creatives from all disciplines and ask them important questions.
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What Does It Mean To Be A CX Designer

Creative Office Hour by Path Unbound

How Do Designers Become Design Leaders
Dylan Mullins is a design leader with an impressive global client rosters. He spoke to Path Unbound about creative leadership, hiring, what can mid-level designers do to move up to leadership positions and how to advocate for the value of design in a business environment.
August 9, 2021
Career Advice From A Veteran Design Educator
Silvia Script is a veteran design educator. She is a user interface and experience designer. Graduated from prestigious design schools, Silvia has over a decade of experience working for top design agencies. She shared her wisdom for students who did not graduate from such schools and how they can still stand out. She also shared her incredible wisdom as a design educator, a resourceful designer and a self-dubbed "French toast aficionado".
July 6, 2021
How Sending Out 500 Postcards Got Her Started As A Successful Illustrator
Dingding Hu is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning illustrator based in New York City. Originally from China, she studied illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) before becoming a full-time freelance illustrator. The way she got started in her illustration career is unexpected. She shared what worked for her and how sticking to her passion and not being strayed by the current trend created a name for herself.
June 28, 2021
How She Prepared For Her Portfolio When There Was Nothing To Show Yet
Amy Lima is an emerging UI UX designer with an outstanding portfolio. She went above and beyond in preparing for her portfolio while still in design bootcamps. She also showed off her personality unapologetically in her website and proposed innovative redesign to existing popular apps. Learn from her experience as a recent bootcamp grad on how you can easily prepare for your portfolio when there is nothing to show yet.
June 21, 2021
Portfolio Advice From A Multi-Talented Microsoft Designer
Samuel Kang is a multi-talented designer. He currently works at Microsoft as a UX designer, but he also codes, paints, illustrates and design beautiful graphics. His portfolio site is truly one of a kind and he has some great advice for designers trying to stand out with their portfolio. 
June 17, 2021
What Does It Mean To Be A CX Designer
Nithya Asokan is a UX designer at Amazon, who self-identify as a CX professional as well. We spoke to Nithya about her career path, discussed how she designed for emergencies and how CX affects businesses. 
June 14, 2021
How To Let Your Personality Shine Through Your Portfolio
Jason Tremblay stood out among designers as someone who demonstrates incredible personality and thought leadership in his portfolio. He spoke to us about how he routinely comes up with solutions to solve inefficiencies, what can be accomplish by being resourceful and alternative ways to stand out among the crowd besides having great work.
June 10, 2021
How To Amplify Your Voice As A Designer
Sam Harper is a UX designer coming from a background of marine biology and filmmaking. He transitioned to a UX design career from a bootcamp and has been amplifying his voice on popular platforms like Medium. He coaches designers on career strategies and writes many thought leadership articles. He spoke to us on how he amplifies his voice as a designer and the benefits of creating content. 
June 8, 2021
How Design Feedback Can Make Or Break A Company
Ronel Mor is a design veteran, design professor and now entrepreneur. He has decades of experience in design and champions the importance of design feedback. He spoke to us about his career, his new company and how he views the contribution of design feedback to the success of businesses. 
June 3, 2021
How A Former Dancer Transitioned To UX And Designed Her Love Life
Eleftheria Anastasiadou is a former dancer and trainer. When the pandemic hit, she looked for a new path and landed in UX. She shared how she was able to "sort out" her love life using a popular UX design methodology and what advice she has for new UX designers. 
June 1, 2021
From Creative Technologist to Digital Art Dealer
Sofia Garcia is the founder of ArtxCode, a company that curates algorithmic art and connects artists with collectors. She is at the forefront of digital art innovation and does it all on the side of her 9-5 job as a creative technologist. We spoke to her about career, coding, taking the unconventional route and balancing a side business with a main job.
May 27, 2021
From Dance Entrepreneur To UX Designer
Donna Carroll was a dance entrepreneur and apparel designer. When the pandemic hit, she knew she had to find a new path. She spoke to us about how she found her way into UX design and how our Portfolio School program at Path Unbound has an impact on her job search.
May 25, 2021
How He Landed A 6-Figure UX Design Job As A Bootcamp Grad
Kerry McPhearson is a passionate UX designer who landed a 6-figure UX design job shortly after graduating from a bootcamp. He told us what made him stand out and how bootcamp grads should expect to over-deliver in a competitive job market. 
May 24, 2021
How Can UX Designers Become Better At Visual Design?
We spoke with Oren Dayan, a UX designer who transitioned from a business career and have now picked up excellent visual design skills. He share valuable tips and tricks for UX-ers who are afraid of visual design or have been putting it off. He also explained his brainstorming process and how he gets unstuck in design.
May 19, 2021
What It Means To Be A Multi-Hyphenated Creative
We spoke with Lily Ciric Hoffmann, a UX designer, instructional designer and educator, who is the true embodiment of a "multi-hyphenated creative". She is an immigrant to the United States and has done many amazing projects as a freelancer. We discussed the importance of personal branding and how to find one's footing in a crowded industry. 
May 9, 2021
What Do Design Recruiters Look For?
Welcome to Path Unbound's Creative Office Hour. We chatted with Christina Nguyen, creative recruiter specialized in helping designers and other creatives put their best foot forward in the competitive hiring landscape. 
May 6, 2021
How I Landed A UX Design Job At Apple With Confidence
We spoke with Anna Istomina, former UX designer at Apple, on how she landed a UX design job without too much experience. 
May 6, 2021