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- Senior UX Designer at American Express
- UX Academy Mentor + Career Coach at Designlab (UX bootcamp)
- 20+ years in UX and Interactive Design fields
- Worked in-house, at startups, agencies, and academia
- Worked with clients such as Starbucks, Intel, WebMD, Cornell University, and many more
- Co-founded 2 tech startups
- 10+ years of mentoring experience

I can help you quickly identify your special talents or predispositions within the broad UX field that will set you apart from the competition. I can show you how to always play to your strengths. I can guide your study for Google UX design certificate. I can help you brainstorm and solve any UX issue you are facing. I also mentor UX Academy students at DesignLab and would be happy to answer any questions about UX bootcamps in general.

Here are just a few things we can work on —
- Are you considering switching careers to UX? Let’s talk about do’s and don’t’s.
- Would you like to know the pros and cons of being a UX designer at an agency vs. in-house vs. at a startup?
- Are you wondering what are the "must-know" UX tools & methods and which ones are just "nice to have"?
- Do you need help preparing for a UX job interview?
- Or, for a design challenge?
- Would you benefit from having your UX portfolio looked at?
- Do you know how to position yourself as a strategic thinker (and by doing so separate yourself from the rest of the applicants’ pack)?
- Are you questioning why is Design Thinking important for being a successful UX designer?
- Are you wondering if you need to know how to code as a UX Designer?
- Or, if you need to be a visual designer to do UX?
- Are you curious if UX bootcamps worth it?
- Do you know how to build your personal brand as a UX Designer?
- Or, where do you find clients looking for UX designers and strategists?
- Or, how to use LinkedIn successfully - so clients, recruiters, and hiring managers start knocking on your door?
- and so much more!

If you are ready to put in work, I’ll help you to get where you want to take your UX career. And of course, I'm happy to share any resources, advice, or connections that might be helpful for you to grow your career.

Rooting for you and your UX career! 🙌

What students say

"It was great! She really helped me talk through things and get a good plan of action. "
[email protected], June 2021
5 stars
"Marina was incredibly helpful, showed expert insight, and was honestly just really fun to work with. I left feeling more confident and more excited about our upcoming mentorship!"
[email protected], May 2021
5 stars
"Marina is awesome. She was able to meet with me very quickly to meet for the first time and get the process going. I walked away with tons of food for thought after our first meeting. She created a development plan with exercises and concrete tasks, helped me identify gaps in my skills/knowledge, and has communicate extremely well with me. I am grateful I get to learn from her!"
A, June 2021
5 stars
"Marina was very knowledgeable about her field. She answered all my questions!"
[email protected], April 2021
5 stars
"Marina's energy as well as expertise are much appreciated."
Margareta, June 2021
5 stars

Mentorship Program

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Tasks & exercises

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