Writing

I'm interested in writing about UX & UI design, design career, solopreneurship, side projects, productivity, and self-development. Take a look at some of my recent articles.

Life as a UX Designer Working Down Under — in New Zealand

A place where my dental coverage pays for Botox
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Unboxing Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The best features and comparison of iPhone 13 to iPhone 11
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What’s a UX Architect

User Experience Architect job responsibilities in New Zealand
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Four Degrees of Job Separation

Taking a break between UX design jobs
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How Web 3 Can Disrupt Our World

Hype or future?
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Copy work to Improve Your Design Skills Fast

Spilling the secret, you need to get better at visual UI design.
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Website design process - episode 2

Webflow and Mailchimp integration.
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Are You a 10x Designer?

The ONE thing you need to do to be a better designer.
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7 Signs to Quit Your Job

The great resignation - How to know when to leave your job.
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Whiteboard Design Challenge

WDC - as part of the design interview process and how you can master it.
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How to Change Careers

Practical tips on how to change careers (I have done it too).
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How to Deal With Rejection at Design Interviews

Rejection happens to everyone. Don’t let it define you as a designer or make you feel you’re not good enough.
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How to Set and Achieve Goals

Some people set goals in a new year, but setting and start achieving goals can start anytime in a year.
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7 Steps to Becoming a Better Designer

How to get better at design...and any profession you want to do.
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Too Late to Get Into UX Design?

Read and watch me talk about how the UX industry has evolved since I started & what we can expect in the future in user experience design.
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How to Become a UX Designer

A guide how to get started in UX product design in 2021 (or in any year).
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How to Wireframe

Video about how to get started with wireframing.
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How to Create a Wireframe

A beginner guide to get started with wireframing: low to high fidelity, Crazy4 and Crazy8.
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Is Authenticity Overrated?

An article about authenticity vs professionalism
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Accordion UX Best Practice

When and how to use accordions in design. Advantages and disadvantages.
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How to Answer: the 5 Most Common Interview Questions

Free cheatsheet and tips for your next design interview.
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Pros and Cons of Being a Designer at an Agency Vs In-house

Insights of what it feels like working in-house vs at an agency. The article also brings light to the concept of 'utilisation'.
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How to Change Careers in Your 30s, 40s, 50s

It’s hard enough to get a job when you’re qualified and experienced, but what if you are changing careers?
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How to Create Youtube Thumbnails Using Procreate & iPad

Step by step tutorial to design thumbnails.
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Why I Left Youtube

A personal story about courage and vulnerability.
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Introduction to Figma for Beginners

Figma 101 for beginners.
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How to Develop an Eye for Great Design

In order to develop our design skills, it's important that we develop an eye for great design. Here's how.
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What Is UX Design

UX (user experience) design is explained in 2 minutes - simple & easy way.
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Why Companies Don’t Hire Junior Designer

7 reasons why companies prefer senior designers over juniors & 2 tips to overcome them.
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UI Kits and Design Systems for Figma

10+ free Figma component libraries for your next project.
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UI Design Explained

In 3 minutes. Simple and easy.
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UX Design? UI Design? Product Design? What’s the Difference?

Choose the right career path for yourself.
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15+ Tips to Design Faster in Figma

Speed up your design workflow with my Figma tutorial
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How to Design Better Icons

Must-know golden rules for icon design in UI & web design
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Sketching for User Experience Designers

Everything you need to know to get started with UX sketching - FREE work booklet
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Perfectionism

How to let go of perfectionism as a designer
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NaNoWriMo: Writing 50,000 Words in 30 Days

Draft your book. In a month.
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Interview Your Interviewer

Interviewing is a two-way street - 5 must-ask questions during a design job interview.
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Apple's 14in MacBook Pro Unboxing

My $7000 upgrade.
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