Jess Phoa

Product Designer w/6+ years experience Worked at fledgling and established orgs ∙ on break, figuring out what's next
United States of America 5.0 (18 reviews) Active this week Usually responds in half a day
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I'm a product designer currently on sabbatical with 6+ years of experience who loves a good home-cooked meal, playing with my dog, and hanging out with Mother Nature. I love using design to demystify technology and make people’s lives easier! I previously worked at Mastercard, Chartbeat, Gladly, Good Dog, and MullenLowe.

I earned both my B.A. in History and Human-Computer Interaction and Master of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

✨ Ways I can support you ✨
• Resume critique
• Portfolio and interview take-home exercise reviews
• Advice for college students, recent grads, and those changing careers (e.g. Transitioning from school to work, job shadowing)
• Career advice (e.g. Maintaining work-life balance, navigating tricky workplace dynamics)

🤝 How we can make this mentorship a success 🤝
• Be a decent human being 💖
• Share whatever you're comfortable sharing and I'll do the same
• When scheduling, be mindful of each other's time zones — I live in PT (UTC -8)
• Be transparent with timelines and expectations (e.g. don't ask for a take-home exercise review hours before it's due)

Especially interested in supporting womxn, LGBTQIA+ people, and those from underrepresented groups. If you're a full-time student, let me know and I'll give you a discount!


What mentees say

Monique

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5 out of 5 stars

If you're looking for career advice/guidance, help with understanding design concepts/technologies, creating a design portfolio and someone that can give you feedback on your UI mockups for your apps, Jess is your ideal mentor. She has been so insightful in every meeting we have I always learn new things and feel more motivated and driven towards my goals and dreams! She's very well organized and keeps track of the goals you're working on as well as all the resources shared in one place. I'm so glad that MentorCruise has connected me with this mentor, if you're new and unsure just try one session with her and you'll see what I mean! :)

Ariel

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5 out of 5 stars

Jess is the best mentor I could've asked for! She's been extremely helpful in my career transition into the design industry. Throughout the mentorship, she's been very professional in her timeliness and provided invaluable guidance. Beyond that, she's also a wonderful human being and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her as her mentee. I wouldn't hesitate to have her as my mentor again in the future.

Maggie

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5 out of 5 stars

Jess is very kind and resourceful. I enjoyed our conversations, and look forward to speaking with her again.

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