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Unpopular opinion but I prefer XD over figma

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I made it to the final round for a sr. UX Designer role at a major (non faang, but close) tech company, but I only have a year of experience. If I get the job, should I take it? Would it hurt my caree… more

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Hi there! What do you ask during informational interviews? I have one coming up and I’d love a job there, but it’s a casual conversation with the head of design. Would love the hive mind’s advice on i… more

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Hi, I am switching over to UX/UI design. I am taking an intensive course. What advice can you give a UX or a UI designer? How can you get your foot in the door for these fields?

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How do you deal with creative directors who give you bad design feedback, for example, “make this these colors” but it’s an illegible type/background color combo? I try and push back but can’t talk my

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I'm new to creative agencies. When reviewing creative/design work, what feedback are you looking for?

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Got an interview tomorrow with a design director, pretty excited. Use the comment section to offer any advice, cheer me on or just post a random emoji 🙏

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What do when you’ve already accepted a job offer but then received a better offer? Does it look bad on you to decline the first offer?

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We are looking for product designers at Y Media Labs. Silicon Valley based digital product agency. We work with clients like Yeti, Paypal, State Farm, Thrive Market, Apple. Awesome company, great pay… more

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I have my final round with Adobe for an experience design role. Any tips on doing a case study walkthrough? What are some key things you all like to touch on?

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Currently work at a consulting firm where I can’t seem to network onto a UX project for the life for me. Do I jump ship now to a smaller tech company where I’m guaranteed to do design work or continue… more

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Im working at a big multi-product company and we're having 5 dedicated product teams, however, teams are working in silos. Each team's has its own process, design system, technology etc. We id… more

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Curious to know if it’s common to receive a promotion without adjustment in salary or if I’m getting giped? During review time last year when presented with my package there was only a 2% performance … more

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Has anyone found success with starting an Etsy shop or Shopify selling their own designs on stuff? Yup it’s come to that.

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Has anyone created their own typeface/font? If so, how did you approach it? I want to build a Sans Serif font family from scratch but not sure where to start. Courses, programs, books would be greatly… more

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Any idea what group I should join for app support? I think this group is more on developers.

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Hey all, what do you usually talk/share in your 1:1 meeting with your supervisor? I think I should take this opportunity to get feedback from him or share some goals and vision, other than that I feel… more

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Any UX Writers here? Looking to transition to that space but keep getting my resume rejected even though I’ve gotten feedback that it’s great. Any tips for transitioning?

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I recently finished a UX boot camp and would really like to find a design role, but I’m not having a ton of luck without professional experience. I got offered a year long general technology apprentic… more

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I'm looking for a modern monoline script font.... Does anyone here have any good suggestions?

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Currently working at a small agency in Philly as a design team lead/ art director. I’m feeling unchallenged. Anyone have any opportunities they could introduce me to in the area? (Skill set includes 3… more

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Help another designer out! Share your title, salary and city!❤️👇

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Do product designers make more than UX designers really?

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Wanted to get y’all’s opinion. If you are freelancing on the side and haven’t been paid by the time agreed upon in your contract- what is your cadence of follow up emails?

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What happened to the Helvetica font? I thought it was one of the default fonts?

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How big is your design team and what is your team structure like? Share company name, if possible.

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Has anyone else been getting cold emails from random startups looking for a designer and then getting ghosted after you respond? Curious to know if this is a scam I should be aware of...

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Is there a role that combines data science and user experience design? Currently working in data science and have an opportunity to move to a design research role. I love design and data science so I … more

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What if you're an ad creative/ designer that isn't in it for the awards?

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Any former art directors/advertising creatives who moved to product design or who work at a consultancy able to talk? I’m looking to make the switch and have questions on the best way to pivot

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Has anyone transitioned their career from Product design/ Product strategy/ Design consulting -> Management consulting? At what age?

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Where are my design strategists/business designers/creative directors at? I want to get into product strategy/direction and would love to know what your journeys were like!

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Which is the better career path if I want a career more focused in design? Pharma agency or in house finance Thank you!

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What resources do you use to stay well-informed and up-to-date in your profession?

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Hiring managers- what wows you at design presentation interviews? I’m hearing a lot of “cohesive story” and “show your process”- would love to hear stories about candidates that stood out to you.

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Can anyone provide instructions on how to export a pdf presentation from Sketch and not be above 100mb? Have always placed art boards into indesign, and this place I’m at saves straight put of Sketc… more

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Seeing a design intern for the next 3 months. Paid and remote! Though office is based in NYC and open if you care to pop in at your leisure. Please DM me if you’re interested!!

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Does anyone have any alternative recos for Copic markers that are cheaper?

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I just moved to the u.s , I recently transitioned to ux design from graphics design,I’m considering networking with other ux designers and learning more from them and also grow my circle of designers … more

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