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Dealing with Job-Hunting Failures and Setbacks

Monish SubherwalDesign CareerLeave a Comment

When I taught UX Design, I would tell my students that looking for a job was a matter of just applying daily, keeping at it! Through planning and sheer willpower you can ensure you are making all possible efforts. And then one day, as I realized I needed to get out of my current job, I began actively looking for … Read More

The Hero’s Journey to Becoming a UX Designer

Monish SubherwalDesign Mindset and PhilosophyLeave a Comment

Every once in a while I teach a UX bootcamp for General Assembly – typically in Santa Monica or Downtown Los Angeles, California. The bootcamp covers the fundamentals of user experience design and students walk away with understanding the design process by practicing UX and building a mobile prototype. The students who attend are often career shifters. These are people … Read More

Ownership: Are designers responsible for failed projects?

Monish SubherwalDesign LeadershipLeave a Comment

Principle:  Effective designers are great at follow through, throughout the design process. This means adopting an “ownership mindset” – being responsible for successes and failures.  This includes: Taking on additional responsibilities to get the project on track. Getting their design implemented as intended. Avoiding blaming others for stalled or failed projects. Navigating difficult personalities to get work done. Bringing together … Read More