Earl Friedberg  Top Mentor

UX Lead, Gmail @ Google

5.0 stars
5.0 (20 reviews)

👋 Hi!!! I run the UX team for Gmail @ Google, based out of San Francisco.
I also teach at UC Berkeley.
I help designers break into tech giants like Google.

I focus on being inquisitive, tailored to you, and above all collaborative. When you leave sessions, you'll know exactly what to do next and why.

As a mentor, I can help you:
- Navigate a career change into ux, user research, content strategy or visual design
- Create a compelling portfolio and case study presentation
- Prepare for whiteboard challenges and take-home exercises
- Build a hiring strategy, prepare for interviews, resume and LinkedIn profile

As a mentee, you’ll have hands on support from me. Our first call entails going through a career worksheet. From there, I'll dive in with written notes and a structured plan. You’ll have a free introductory call to make sure my mentorship is the right fit!

I'm super passionate about giving back, and shaping the future community of UX designers. Let's connect!

Inquiries: [email protected]
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/earlf

What students say

"He is a great mentor. Always been helpful :-)"
Tamali, September 2021
5 stars
"I had a great experience working with Earl. I came to him for help tightening up my portfolio walk-though presentation. He provided structured feedback. The guidance I received helped me feel so much more prepared and I was able to present more confidently. "
Vi, June 2021
5 stars
"You are awesome, warm and attentive. Thanks!"
A, August 2021
5 stars
"I can’t recommend Earl enough. As an experienced product designer looking to take my next step, I asked him for help framing my diverse skill set and complex career path. He gave me honest, actionable feedback on my resume, website, and portfolio. I went into interviews feeling confident and prepared. Earl is super organized and results-focused. In our first session, we aligned on concrete goals and a timeline for achieving them. He wrote down all his feedback so I could easily reference it later. As others have said, he’s warm and fun to work with, always happy to answer whatever random questions I had."
Brian, November 2021
5 stars
"As always, Earl was extremely insightful and helpful in moving me forward as a designer. He provided an engaging experience packed with tips all through the mock design challenge with a prompt that he had prepared for me. I learned a lot - thank you, Earl!"
Kanga, July 2021
5 stars
"Phenomenal mentor, on point, very knowledgeable and easy going."
Jobany, November 2021
5 stars
"It was awesome working with Earl. He is really dedicated to his commitment. Learnt a lot from him. Looking forward to work with him again."
Tamali, September 2021
5 stars
"I have been working with Earl for a while now, and I have just become more and more impressed by his professionalism and insights. He is a very supportive mentor who also has a great sense of humor. Thank you for your mentorship, Earl! It's been making a large difference in my career."
Michelle, September 2021
5 stars
"Earl is amazing and so incredibly helpful! He gave me some actionable items to work towards my goal. Thanks Earl!"
Keira, October 2021
5 stars
"Awesome. Earl is warm, detail oriented and experienced mentor. I benefitted a lot from his insights."
A, September 2021
5 stars
"Knowledgeable, Experienced, and always willing to help. This is what I have been enjoying learning from Earl so far. He set up very goal-oriented and personalized plan with me to help me grow my career- very practical and helpful. I always feel being supported whenever having questions as an entry-level designer. I wish I could knew Earl even earlier, but now it is not too late. :P. Earl even met me in person and grabbed a coffee together when I was traveling in SF. I can say Earl is absolutely the right mentor for anyone who needs an experienced professional to help growing or getting prepared for next level. "
Jing, June 2021
5 stars
"It’s worth every minute. I was lucky to have Earl as my mentor through a bootcamp I took in the past, and am very glad to be able to continue seeking mentorship from him after I started working as a ux designer. Earl is exceptionally experienced, motivating, and inspiring. This time, I came to him for help on preparing my portfolio walkthrough interview. It was a bit last minute but he found his earliest availability. As always, the session was goal-oriented and the feedback was structured and tailored to my case. He was very sharp on filling me in and guided me to strategically shine more light on my presentation. I was able to go to the interview more prepared and confident. Thank you Earl!"
Z, July 2021
5 stars
"As a UX designer with over ten years of experience, I approached Earl to advance my career and have been delighted with my decision. His knowledge and experience in UX design, leadership and mentoring are extensive and profound. He helped me to elevate and package my skills in a concise and strong resume. Earl provided support beyond design, helping me to cope with imposter syndrome. Moreover, he is always easy to work with because he is always reachable via email and extremely responsive. I'm fortunate to have Earl as a mentor. "
Alexey, September 2021
5 stars


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