A designer working on UX design project on an I-pad
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I’m a self-taught UX/UI designer who started out freelancing and transitioned into being a full-time in-house designer. When I first started out, the biggest challenge was to gather resources to start conceptualizing what my portfolio would look like, but also gather the technical knowledge to execute them. If you’re an inspiring designer looking to kickstart your career in UX/UI design, then look no further. I’ve collected helpful resources for you to start building your design portfolio.

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A vector showing visual artists using design softwares
by Marta Sher

As Product Designers, most likely, we have come across illustrative work. Visual design is one important element in enhancing the user experience. As many gravitate toward attractive looking products, designers are also adapting to the changing needs of the users.

How Illustrative Work Makes an Impact on UX Design


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Have you recently started a blog or are you considering growing your own business? Whichever you decide to choose, every business owner should learn how to establish their brand. The way you communicate yourself online will determine how you can gain more leads, followers, sales, and potential clients.

To stand out from the competition, businesses, big or small, should adapt to the audiences’ interest. Successful brand identity provides engaging content, visual representation, and storytelling that draws users to check out your online presence. While this might seem overwhelming for new business owners who may not come from a digital background…


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by KonceptApp

Whenever we hear the word storytelling, the first few things that come to mind are our favorite TV shows, animated movies, or our favorite novel. While we see much the storytelling on those platforms. We also often see messaging in mobile and web applications. And since stories have shown to leave an everlasting impression on users’ minds and hearts. They have made us feel that we are a part of the company’s mission and goals.

This is what users are expecting from mobile applications. With a plethora of options available with them, users are looking forward to interacting with applications…


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Being a blogger takes a lot of guts. You share your story, and build an online community based on your experiences. As a Digital Marketing Specialist, I often receive questions that correlates to, ‘What exactly is Digital Marketing?’ This post isn’t intended to provide you a crash course on the subject, nor does it intend to change the way you blog. In essence, Digital Marketing is the method of strategizing your brand with the intent and purpose of growing your audience.

Did you ever wanted to expand your follower count but just didn’t know how? Digital Marketing is a method…


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Journaling can be a fun hobby that can unleash your creativity. Or, it could also be your new founded career or talent. Whichever it is, journaling has certainly enriched my life. Way before the popularity of the internet, I owned three different online journals. One for travel, the other for school, and for leisure activities. I also carry by personal journal in my bag for quick inspirational thoughts.

In this article, I’ll take you to why journaling can be insightful as well as how you can develop a journaling habit.

After several years of writing, I realized that journaling can…


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Before accepting my current full-time position at NBCUniveral as a Jr. Interactive Designer, I ventured into an arduous journey of becoming a self-taught designer. I worked in Marketing for about a year, but decided to transition into UX Design. The transition wasn’t as smooth as I initially thought — it took tremendous perseverance, discipline and patience to land my first design job. If you’re new to the UX realm, or you want to break into the field, here are some ways you can make the leap.

Decide whether self-taught route is for you

The most challenging decision is whether you want to learn UX Design at an…


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Let’s face it — as designers, we often come across taking the role of writers. Whether you’ve worked for corporate or startups, you may have worked with editors who took on the UX writing. But often time, due to lack of resources or time, you may be held responsible for the entire end-to-end experience.

But for many designers, we aren’t writers. Or rather, our roles don’t often bridge outside of design. In a similar notion that writers are not designers, but the two job roles collide with each other. So what do most designers supplement with their writing? …


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Before we start on Progressive Web Apps, lets first take a look at the state of the world wide web. As of 2019, there are about 7.4 billion internet users worldwide. By 2020, its estimated 40–50 billion devices connected worldwide. With mobile web usage being 3 times larger than native apps.

Native apps are platform-specific apps that are coded in a platform-specific programming language. Native apps work on the device’s operating system. In simpler terms, native apps require complete access to all the hardware and functionality of a device and live on a device.

Best Features of Native Apps

  • Recognizable Look and Feel — First…

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Have you ever seen an ad about food and it evoked a sense of hunger? Color evokes emotions that brings people to engage with the content or product. It also builds trust and persuasion that allures customers. While color interpretation is absolutely dependent on personal experience, color scheme have been strategically used for product, personal, and corporate branding.

Color can increase the conversion rate of a site. According to the Institute of Color Research, it asserts that 90% of the judgement a user passes on your content is influenced by color. A well thought out color palette can elevate the…

Alice Chong

UX/Product Designer, Lifestyle Writer and Technologist. Transforming the way people think and move forward in society. www.alicechong.org

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