James Hsu
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Head of Product Design & UX @ FabFitFun

5.0 stars
5.0 (3 reviews)

Hey there, I'm James! — I’ve spent the last decade+ of my career learning everything I can about being a UXer, working at companies like Disney, Live Nation, and FabFitFun, and even earning a UX Master Certification (1 of ~600) from The Nielsen Norman Group — the g.o.a.t. firm on usability in the world.

This combined with my background in Visual Design and typography makes me a unique mentor because I know a lot about how to make things look good as well as how to make them work well.

Leverage my experience and expertise both from my time as an individual contributor as well as a hiring manager to fast track your growth and potential!

Wherever you are in your career, as a mentor I can help you:

✅ Get started
- Navigate a transition into UX and Product Design as a career

👀 Get a job in Graphic Design / UX / Product Design
- Review your Portfolio / Resume
- Setting up / optimizing up your portfolio for what hiring managers are looking for
- Preparing for a job interview
- Salary Negotiation Preparation

🔪 Sharpen your skills
- Visual Design Advice
- UX Design Advice
- UX Research Advice
- Career goal guidance
- Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

🤺 Advance into design leadership
- Understanding business acumen
- Learning how to manage a team
- Learning how to hire designers
- Discuss all the nuances of internal politics and how to design influence

What students say

"Really enjoying the mentorship and learning a lot about the field of UX design. James is very knowledgeable and competent in his field, and has good communication skills. Highly recommend him!"
Hon Tjuin, December 2021
5 stars
"I want to thank James for all the hard work he has done. From start to finish there was always a strong level of respect & understanding for the goal at hand. Working closely with him really took our guidance to the next level!! He thinks about problems, finds solutions, and has awesome morale. Great communication, great working skills in outreaching, and high work quality and efficiency. He had a DEEP understanding of what work was needed and performed above and BEYOND expectations. The tone of his communication was wonderful and emotionally engaging on all levels. To top it off, his work is incredibly professional, fast, and reliable. Thank You Again, Faiz""
Faiz, October 2021
5 stars
"I am truly enjoying this mentorship. Learning things that would be hard or impossible to learn on my own by just Googling. This mentorship has not only improved the quality of my work in website design, but also in understanding the UX design principles behind it. I would definitely recommend James as he is both very experienced and teaches well!"
Hon Tjuin, February 2022
5 stars
"James is a very high energy mentor with leading knowledge of the product strategy and design sector. Although he wasn't the right fit for my career situation, I believe he would be great for people with a strong knowledge of fundamentals in UX and those who are leaning towards product design and strategy & UI design. "
Sophia, December 2021
5 stars
"James was very personable, easy to talk to and genuinely cares about his mentees!"
Rachel, March 2022
5 stars


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