Considering career switch to UX? Let's talk pros and cons with Marina

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Are you an experienced professional thinking about switching careers to UX? Let's discuss pros and cons of your specific case, and especially focus on your transferrable skills. As a Senior UX Designer at American Express ... Learn more

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Are you an experienced professional thinking about switching careers to UX? Let's discuss pros and cons of your specific case, and especially focus on your transferrable skills. 

As a Senior UX Designer at American Express by day, and UX Academy/Career Services mentor at DesignLab by night, I've gathered a lot of industry insights and resources that can be useful to you in your career journey. I'll be happy to help you better understand how your valuable skills can be applied to UX, and recommend a plan of action - be it a self-study, or maybe one of the UX bootcamps. 

I can help you quickly identify your special talents and predispositions within the broad UX field that will set you apart from the competition. And I can show you how to always play to your strengths.

Having worked in UX, IxD, IA, SD, CX and BX for over 20 years, including last 2+ at American Express, I have a unique understanding of what is necessary to accelerate your UX training, improve user research skills, build a solid UX portfolio, prepare for UX/Product design job interviews, boost ...

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5 out of 5 stars

Working with Marina has been a great experience! She's helped me recognize and leverage my strengths as a designer. Her candid but uplifting feedback has helped me improve the work that I'm doing.


5 out of 5 stars

I would definitely recommend Marina as mentor for anyone who is getting into UX design or deciding related career path. She is very positive and encouraging which was very valuable trait and make you feel at ease and get the best of your sessions. She is also willing to share resources and advice for things that maybe holding you back in your career journey. Thanks Marina!


5 out of 5 stars

Marina is a fantastic mentor. She has deep industry knowledge, innovative ideas, and genuinely cares and motivates you to succeed in your goals. She has an ability to quickly identify strengths and connect them with opportunities. I'm very grateful for my sessions with Marina. Highly recommended.


5 out of 5 stars

Marina's energy as well as expertise are much appreciated.


5 out of 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!


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