I studied Japanese and Film in college. I got hooked on Graphic Design when I took a few courses in the Design | Media Arts department at UCLA, which later shifted into an interest in designing for mobile and web. From then on, my UX design training mostly consisted of self-teaching, online courses, and doing projects for non-profit and other small organizations. I learned a lot through these experiences, but it was challenging and I wanted to learn how to better plan for and design apps.
I have been fortunate enough to be the lead designer on 11+ projects with 2 apps delivered to the iTunes and Play store. I've learned so much over the last year not only about UX design, but also about how to work effectively in a cross-functional team while dealing with tight constraints.
- Janet L.
I was exploring different careers after I graduated from college majored in Animation. My last job was a sales person working in an ecommerce company. Soon I found it was not something that I am passionate about.
I discovered Impekable when I was looking for a career change. As I live in Silicon Valley. UI/UX design is a heated topic here. After some research online, I found myself fascinated by it. I had a background in animation but found I didn't have all the skills or experience to get an UI/UX designer job. I learned from user research to wireframe, user journey, persona, prototype, virtual design to how to talk to real clients. We were constantly encouraged to dream bigger, work harder and really push the boundaries.
Looking back I can't believe how much they were able to teach and mold me in such a short time. I’ve done at least 6 apps in 3 months. Now I am a UX designer working at Zoom. I am proud to say that all my experience and skills are from Impekable.
I loved my experience at Impekable, and would highly recommend it to others considering transitioning careers into design.
- Joanna L.
My bachelor's degree was in architecture. The extent of my UX knowledge and experience gathered during my undergraduate years only included a few non-architecture design classes and a health-tech project that I lead the design for.
After my post-grad summer internship abroad, I decided to seriously consider UX as career path. UX would allow me to solve problems that traditional architecture just could not. I devoted the next 3 months learning and preparing a worthy portfolio for an entry UX position.
Under Impekable, I would be able to see all the different ways UX can be applied to various industries and projects.
I realized how little I actually knew about UX/UI and relearned many things the Impekable way. I would compare it to drinking from a fire hydrant. There was no BS, no sugarcoating - everything was straight to the point. There were just so many new things to learn that it was crucial for me to have a talented group of designers to mentor me along the way the first 3 months.
I am now a full-time designer, leading the design for a web project. Although I have experience from more than 8 different projects from the time I joined, I am still learning new things about UX every week.