Alex has been mentoring and supporting the career growth of emerging or established designers for over 10 years, looking to build intention and direction to their design career and craft.
For practicing designers looking to build a meaningful career beyond the limitations of their workplaces, Alex works with UX design professionals of all levels to dive deeper into self-awareness, intention of practice, to improve one's personal craft, expression, and relationship to design.
You started work in the UX industry but your manager isn't quite the design mentor you expected. You're feeling insecure about the lack of opportunity to grow into a strong competent designer – and coffee chat conversations only take you so far.
Meet with Alex for weekly conversations to realign hands-on action towards your career growth. Get critical feedback on your work, build strong self-awareness to your career trajectory, and gain opportunities to work on complex passion projects outside of your job to build strength and skill towards your craft.
You've been working in the industry for several years and have been progressing your career with respectable job titles and a healthy salary to validate your contributions – but you're deeply questioning your relationship to personal value and purpose and if this is the meaningful path you'd like to continue building upon or approaching with a new perspective.
Work with Alex through weekly conversations to deconstruct and understand the deeper underlying questions of value, motivation, and intention towards your craft and career. Work together to clarify a growth plan that engaging a holistic picture of your life circumstances and goals, to align them practically into a meaningful career plan.
For individuals who are interested in either launching or transforming their career into a rewarding practice (both creatively and financially) within software development as a user experience designer. Specifically offering to those who have prior foundations in design and/or relatable skills, who are looking for more cost-effective and highly-customized options to comprehensive bootcamp courses.
You've been working in a relatable design field to user-experience design for many years (such as advertising design, marketing, print design) and want to convert those related skills into the dynamic interactive field of software development. You seek a highly customized transitional experience to remap your skills from your previous profession to user-experience design, instead of taking a comprehensive course from scratch.
Meet Alex weekly for conversations to seek hands-on deep care towards your career growth. Get critical feedback on your work, build strong self-awareness to your career trajectory, and gain opportunities to work on complex passion projects outside of your job to build strength and skill towards your craft.
You want to be respected and valued for the work that you're capable of performing, you've heard great things about what working in the UX industry can yield, have the appropriate visual-design skills needed to be a great design professional – but don't want to spend tens-of-thousands to go back to school just to realign your professional skills.
Graduates of graphic design have the technical foundations in visual design to become extremely successful UX designers, however tend to lack the strategic thinking and technical know how to become a competent professional within the industry. Alex specializes in working with students with prior design experiences, to develop a highly customized and accelerated learning plan to leverage unique strengths to stand out in a crowd of applicants.
The following are examples of engagement topics for career-building. Mentees are asked to select particular engagement topics to bring structure to the engagement:
The following are examples of engagement topics for career-transitions. Mentees are asked to select particular engagement topics to bring structure to the engagement:
"Without a doubt, Alex has been one of the most influential figures in my career in UX. He mentored, taught, and guided me through a process of rediscovering the way I learn. The nature of humans is to feel in control; Alex created a comfortable and digestible framework for me to embrace vulnerability. In doing so, he nurtured my problem-solving mindset to adopt systems thinking and trusting the process of design-as-a-process."
- Leon Li, Head of Product, Co-Founder @ Phyxable
"Alex regularly incorporates the philosophy and history of design in many of his lectures, and uses those insights to better inform students on the impact of the work they will be endeavouring on. He is excellent in instilling purpose behind every aspect of UX and UI design principles, which spills over throughout everything a student in his care would use. This is the crux of Alex’s teaching philosophy, and I highly value it."
- Toby Abraham, App Consultant at Sparkrock
"Alex has a unique mind and shows in his approach. He teaches content in a way that doesn't appear pre-meditated, but rather in the moment. When he explains concepts, it feel like you're being told a story which makes for a better learning experience.."
- Salvatore Commisso, Product Designer at 7shifts
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