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Honest weekly conversations about UX design career, challenges, portfolios, mental health, and all things UX. Ioana and Anfisa together have 20 years of experience in the UX field and trying to share their main lessons to help anyone transitioning to design to overcome the fears.

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Honest UX Talk‪s‬ Anfisa Bogomolova & Ioana Teleanu

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Honest weekly conversations about UX design career, challenges, portfolios, mental health, and all things UX. Ioana and Anfisa together have 20 years of experience in the UX field and trying to share their main lessons to help anyone transitioning to design to overcome the fears.

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    #10 UX design ladder. Career levels, stages & titles

    #10 UX design ladder. Career levels, stages & titles

    UX industry didn’t reach a maturity level yet.
    Thus, the design career ladder might look quite confusing and messed up for anyone who embarked themselves on it.
    Let’s try to break down design career levels, stages & titles.


    ➡️ Our personal UX careers & what’s next for us?

    ➡️ Typical UX career journey and its stages

    ➡️ How can you define your level, stage, and title?

    ➡️ Can you measure your level in years?

    ➡️ Top 6 key takeaways

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    Check this great resource to get inspired by some great designers who chose not a managerial career development track.
    ➡️staff.design

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    • 41 min
    #9 UX design education

    #9 UX design education

    ⬇️Let's talk education  

    ➡️Do you need formal education?

    ➡️How did we learn UX design?

    ➡️3+1 main learning components

    ➡️Do you need a mentor?

    ➡️Learning persona exercise

    ➡️TOP 6 main takeaways

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    Our programs:

    🎓Online course and mentorship by Anfisa
    www.uxforfreelancers.com

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    Mentoring program by Ioana
    Coming soon!

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    🗂Design brief generators:

    1️⃣sharpen.design

    2️⃣ uplabs.com/challenges

    3️⃣ www.uxchallenge.co

    4️⃣designercize.com

    5️⃣productdesigninterview.com

    6️⃣goodbrief.io

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    • 46 min
    #8 UX design portfolio

    #8 UX design portfolio

    🔥Portfolio...maybe the only project that is never complete.
    Let's talk about how we've approached the building portfolio and what we've learned from not having an official website portfolio.

    ➡️Our portfolio stories

    ➡️ When you should build a portfolio

    ➡️ What format it should be

    ➡️What content should be in it

    ➡️Top 6 takeaways

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    • 47 min
    #7 Reflection on 2020 and plans for 2021

    #7 Reflection on 2020 and plans for 2021

    This is the last episode about 2020, we promise! Even though it's a little belated discussion, we've recorded it at the end of December and really wanted to share with you the honest behind-the-scenes ups&downs we went through and how those lessons shaped our 2021 goals!

    ➡️Ioana shares bits about life after the childbirth

    ➡️Our TOP3 achievements in 2020

    ➡️Our TOP3 failures in 2020

    ➡️Our TOP3 goals for 2021

    ➡️Sharing our fears coming into 2021

    💡Let us know what are your goals for 2021 on our Instagram page @honest_ux_talks.


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    • 46 min
    #6 Starting a new job in 2020

    #6 Starting a new job in 2020

    In this episode, I wanted to share how did it felt to start a new job in 2020 in the product company being fully remote.
    ⚠️ Spoiler alert: It was definitely not easy for an offline extroverted person.
    Also, it's the first experimental episode alone. 

    ➡️Pre-history and why I started a new job

    ➡️The choice: Product company vs Toptal 

    ➡️️Connecting with the team online

    ➡️️Struggles of an extrovert working online

    ➡️️Understanding a complex product

    ➡️️What I've learned



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    • 25 min
    #5 Mental health. Burnout. Bare minimun | w/Gabriel Kirmaier as UXbites

    #5 Mental health. Burnout. Bare minimun | w/Gabriel Kirmaier as UXbites

    2020 is FINALLY behind! But after such a rollercoaster year, we've all left feeling a little burnout or et least mentally drained. In this episode, we've invited our friend Gabriel Kirmaier (@uxbites) to discuss why he took the whole 2020 year OFFline and how it impacted his productivity.

    👨🏻‍💻Gabriels' Instagram account instagram.com/uxbites

    ➡️Gabriel's' story of a social media disappear

    ➡️Why are we allowing ourselves to overwork?

    ➡️Super-productivity vs Bare-minimum

    ➡️Does strategy lead to burnout? 

    ➡️Our burnout stories

    ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways

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    • 52 min

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