Hello, fellow creative!
We don’t need to wait until a new year to start something. I have new goals this year, and I set them up recently because I didn’t want to wait until January. My new goals are:
💫 More writing (because I love it)
💫 Creating more content (videos and articles)
💫 Marketing (I find it fascinating, and it goes well with persuasive design)
I have talked to you about my YouTube journey…and I was so vocal about my ‘disheartenedness’ about the channel's success (or lack of it) that I tweeted about it. Lots of lovely people showed their support which was super heart-warming. And it made me think, maybe it is okay to get help…for total transparency, I eventually signed up for a Master YouTube course by Matt D’Avella. I’ve done many courses before, but I didn’t pay for them. So, I’m hoping to learn something new I haven’t known before. We’ll see how we go…
Videos I created in May; check them out if you haven’t already.
How to move to New Zealand Link to video
Tips on finding a job in New Zealand in IT, in tech as a UX designer, software engineer, or any other IT professional. This was one of the most requested videos amongst my DMs, hence its length.
I’m into short-form videos nowadays. I started my TikTok journey recently, and I’m enjoying it so far. I love the fast creation process that TikTok allows content creators to do. I don’t post every video to YouTube…so in case you’re interested, you can find my channel here.
Show your work Link to video
Build your personal brand by showing your work. Book recommendation for UX designers and other creative professionals.
How to stand out as a junior UX designer Link to video
How to get started learning design in 2022 Link to video
#1. If you haven’t heard it yet, my UX book is out! 🙌
Get your FREE copy from Gumroad: Link to book
Just put $0 for free checkout to get the book.
#2. Also, check out my Notion templates to level up your design career or get into the UX field. It’s an ever-growing library, so make sure you take a look: Link to Notion
#3. Possibly the most exciting thing that happened in May in the design community was Figma’s design conference. If you missed Config, you could check out all of the talks here: link to Twitter thread
I’m still learning when to use variants and when to use properties moving forward.
#4. We always need to upskill ourselves regardless of how many years are under our belts. I really enjoyed learning more about UX research in May. If you're new to UX research, I have a few recommendations:
💫FREE UX research course: http://maze.co/guides/ux-research/
💫Research field guide: http://uxrfieldguide.com
💫Methods explained: http://designkit.org/methods
#5. Material design 3 has been released by Google. You must take a look if you’d like to learn about interaction design patterns.
#6. So many more great ideas are available on Microsoft's Inclusive design lessons, because there’s no such thing as “normal" when it comes to people. Hard to believe it's all free, so check it out.
If there's anything you'd like to see me cover in future newsletters, don't hesitate to let me know. You can always message me. I read all of my emails and messages, and I reply to them myself.
I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for reading. See you in June.