Miklos Philips

Product Designer @ Financial Times
Lead Product Designer with 18+ years of experience
United States of America 5.0 (11 reviews) Active last week Usually responds in a few hours
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$260 / month

Best suited for students, junior designers, or anyone who wants to level up their skill set.

4 calls per month (60min/call)

Unlimited Q&A via chat

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About

Miklos is a seasoned Lead UX/Product Designer with over 18 years of experience. He is also an accomplished speaker, writer, and mentor, boasting over 10,000 followers across Medium, LinkedIn, and Twitter. With a seven-year track record in mentoring, Miklos has successfully guided over 50 mentees through MentorCruise, DesignLab, and Springboard – many of whom have secured positions within the industry. Figma is his main design tool. He specializes in helping individuals upskill for senior roles, providing expert advice on career moves, portfolio reviews, interview preparation, resume feedback, study plans, and work assessments.

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What mentees say

Ash

Ash

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

As a seasoned UX designer, I wanted to ensure my portfolio effectively showcased my skills and experience as I sought my next opportunity. Miklos's expertise and candid feedback were invaluable in this process. He provided clear, actionable guidance that challenged me to refine my case studies and tell compelling stories. Thanks to Miklos's mentorship, I now have a portfolio I'm proud to share with hiring managers. His support gave me the direction and motivation I needed to elevate my existing body of work. I'm grateful for his wisdom and would highly recommend him as a UX mentor!

Jody

Jody

1 out of 5 stars

Session

Miklos’ mentorship is likely more beneficial for those who have finished boot camp, rather than self-taught individuals or those with a Google UX certificate. His advice was pointed towards enrolling in a boot camp. If you’re seeking mentorship to build on a self-taught foundation, it might be best to look for a mentor whose expertise aligns more closely with your current skills and future goals.

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Miklos's response

In professional circles, it's not uncommon to encounter naive and immature individuals with ambitious career goals who may have unrealistic expectations about the journey ahead. This was 100% the case with this call. During introductory calls, when confronted with the practical realities of MentorCruise and the necessity for commitment and investment, some respond by unfairly assigning a 1-star rating to the mentor conducting the call. This reaction often stems from a reluctance to acknowledge the platform's primary role as a mentorship resource rather than an educational institution (costing 5-10 times more) and a shortcut to instant success. It's a familiar scenario. Idealistic individuals with naive, unrealistic career expectations often react unfavorably to a reality check, the realities of professional development. In this instance, the individual harbored an overly optimistic expectation of achieving a lucrative job in the industry by investing minimal funds and completing a "UX course" on the platform within six months. They struggle to accept the need for dedicated effort and investment, preferring to distort the platform's purpose to suit their desires. This situation highlights the ongoing challenge of aligning mentees' expectations with the realities of mentorship, underscoring the importance of clear communication and upholding the platform's integrity.

Sean

Sean

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

Miklos provided good, actionable feedback during our mentoring sessions that I was able to apply in my job search for my next design role.

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