James Hsu

Director of Product Design @ Crunchyroll
15+ yrs working in Design & UX | Ex- Disney, Live Nation | UX Master Certified via NN/g (Ultra Rare)
United States of America 5.0 (5 reviews) Active last month


$550 / month

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Unlimited Q&A via chat

Expect responses in 3-4 days

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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 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 mentees say



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

Q: How was your experience as a mentee? - I began my UX journey during the pandemic, and it's been a challenge learning on my own. Having James as a mentor gave me valuable insights I wasn't getting from reading articles and was the extra push I needed to land a job as a UX Designer. If you're struggling in your job search, I'd highly recommend James! Q: How was James' mentorship? - You can only learn so much from reading articles and doing a boot camp. I was feeling stuck with my job search, and working with James brought me up to speed on what hiring managers are looking for in a UX Designer, and gave me the confidence I needed to reach my goal. Now I've landed a job, and I'm super happy!! Thanks, James!



5 out of 5 stars

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9 months

Hon Tjuin

Hon Tjuin

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
5 months

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!

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Hon Tjuin

Hon Tjuin

5 out of 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!

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