Over the past few months or so, I’ve had interest from friends, ex-work colleagues, old connections, through to LinkedIn strangers asking how I made my recent career transition into User Experience and User Interface Design (UX / UI).

I’ve given out a ton of advice based on my personal experience and figured it might be useful to others if I shared this as a blog post for anyone out there who wants to make the move too.

I’ve broken it down into 3 areas you can explore:

  1. Resources
  2. Courses
  3. Secret Sauce…s (Please indulge me on the last one. …


I turned 28 recently and spent my birthday with the mantra ‘fuck… I’m 28, you old as fuck now’ stuck on loop in my head. It’s been over a week now, so I’d say I’m semi over it (totally not), but I thought a good way to take stock and reflect on the year is to share what I’ve learnt with my little corner of the internet.

Maybe one or a few of these might trigger a thought, action, response or something positive in you — who knows? So here they are…

MATES

1. Friendships are more fluid than you think…


We caught up with the winners of the ASOS AI x Retail HackComp. Read on for how they came up with their idea, their tips on taking part in hackathons, and how they innovate day-to-day at ASOS.

At ASOS Tech we run regular hackathons (we like to call them HackComps), where our teams get the space and time to innovate and build on ideas they don’t normally get to work on. Our most recent one was a collaboration between our AI and Retail teams. Both were challenged to come up with a creative way to solve Retail’s burning questions and…


This year I set myself the challenge of learning a new habit or adopting a new mindset each month. Here’s what I’ve tried so far:

January — no alcohol
February — I gave minimalism a go
March — I tried the keto diet
April — no refined sugars
May — take daily walks at lunchtime

Find out what I tried in June and how it went…

June’s challenge:

I’ve read my share of self-help books and nearly 99.999999% of them suggest taking up meditation or proclaim that this practice of reaching a higher consciousness has done wonders for their productivity, success and…


January — no alcohol
February — I gave minimalism a go
March — I tried the keto diet
April — no refined sugars

Find out what I tried in May and how it went…

May’s challenge:

May was National Walking Month in the UK, so I decided to commit to walking during my lunchtimes and spending weekends doing long walks around places I hadn’t visited in London.

So, how did it go?

The result:

Well it’s the end of the month and the beginning of a new one, and I’m not even sure how it went, but I’m also feeling indifferent about whether this…


This year I set myself the challenge of learning a new habit or adopting a new mindset each month. January — I gave up alcohol. February — I tried to be a minimalist. March — I tried to do the keto diet. Read on to find out what habit I attempted in April…

April’s challenge:

This month, I tried to tackle my eating habits again by cutting out the majority of refined sugars. It’s pretty common knowledge these days sugar is bad for you; here’s an article that explains it better than I can. …


This year I set myself the challenge of learning a new habit or adopting a new mindset each month. January — I gave up alcohol. February — I tried to be a minimalist. Here’s how my March challenge went…

March’s challenge:

To live, eat and breathe the keto diet.

Some context…

For a very brief period in October last year (max. 3 weeks), I was doing the keto diet. Normally, our bodies burn glucose for energy. Keto is a high fat (good fats, not McDonalds fats), unbearably low-carb diet which trains your body to burn fat for energy instead.

The benefits aren’t…


This year I set myself the challenge of learning a new habit or adopting a new mindset each month.

I gave up alcohol for the entirety of January. Read how that went here. In February, I really wanted to trial a new mindset — minimalism. Mostly because I was really inspired by this millenial pink graphic below (stolen from Anushka Rees’ blog).

Here’s how I got on and my 3 steps for getting started with minimalism…

‘If you seek tranquility, do less’…

February’s challenge:

To complete the 30 day minimalism challenge.

But what does being a minimalist even mean I hear you…


If you’re anything like me, I love hearing about career stories — not out of nosiness (OK, maybe a little!), but curiosity and interest.

This ‘Day in the life of’ series gives you an insight into what a typical day looks like for our women in Tech at ASOS (hint: there isn’t one) and how they started their careers. Hopefully, you take something inspirational away from it.

This one’s about Zoe M who’s a Trainee QA Engineer

My alarm clock goes off…

At 5.30am. I go to the gym; I started with a personal trainer at beginning of the year…


If you’re anything like me, I love hearing about career stories — not out of nosiness (OK, maybe a little), but curiosity and interest.

This ‘Day in the life of’ series gives you an insight into what a typical day looks like for our women in Tech at ASOS (hint: there isn’t one) and how they started their careers. Hopefully, you’ll take something inspirational away from it!

This one’s about Georgie who is a Head of Technology.

My alarm clock goes off…

I hate wake-up alarms — probably because there’s a lot of snoozing before I can get myself up…

Kim Tang

UX / UI Designer @ ASOS. Obsessed with sriracha mayo, rose gold anything and personality types.

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