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When I first looked into transitioning into the design field, I was in awe with how many resources were out there. I was ready to learn and soak in all that design had to offer. Bring it on!

However, it didn’t take long for me to become overwhelmed by the immense amount of information out there. There was so much to learn and even more to keep up with. I gave it my best shot for a while but ultimately, it was just too much to get my head around everything.

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A couple of months ago, I started indulging in some international shows on Netflix. I instantly became hooked on shows such as Terrace House, Money Heist, and 3%. This made me realize how something as simple as subtitles could make shows that I normally wouldn’t understand, suddenly accessible. This incident reminded me of just how important designing for accessibility truly is.

Subtitles are just one example of accessibility and how it can be used for people who have language barriers like myself or, for people with hearing disabilities. …

The pandemic can feel overwhelming and stressful. It is important to remember that this is a normal response and to be kind to yourself. Taking care of yourself by practicing self-care is one way of managing your stress load and reducing anxiety.

Earlier this week, the wildfires that engulfed the Bay Area took a toll on me in addition to the ongoing pandemic. I found myself feeling incredibly overwhelmed and reached out to friends and family for support. While I was seeking help from my network, I decided to practice some self-care and start on a quick and fun project…

Reading is a great way to unpack a world of new information and if you’re new to UX, I have just the book for you. UX Bites by Gabriel Kirmaier. Like the title suggests, the book is packed with small “bites” of information focused on the most important aspects of UX design. Although this book is aimed at beginners, this is also a great refresher for designers looking for a quick and easy read on the best UX practices that’s broken down into fun digestible visuals.

When I first started my transition into design, I was overwhelmed by the mass…

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