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#61 Why you are not getting UX job interviews?

#61 Why you are not getting UX job interviews?

Honest UX Talks 18 October 2022

Episode Description

Discussed in this episode:

Why you don’t get any feedback to your design portfolio after applying? How to stand out as an applicant? How do recruiters filter candidates?

What are the typical portfolio red flags?

What are the ways of finding jobs other than on job boards? 

Why your portfolio should be intentional and what does that mean?

How can you apply the principle of progressive disclosure to your portfolio?

Should you include personas in your portfolio? Elaborate discussion on that topic


Mentioned in this episode:

Episode with Sarah Doodey on how to get hired for a UX position without applying to hundreds of roles 

Anfi's mentoring page


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#83 Building a strong UX case study

Episode's sponsor: ⁠Dovetail⁠ is a one source of truth for all sorts of user research insights. Collect, analyse, synthesize and share user research easily and effectively. In this episode: How to start building a case study? What are the stages of building a case study? Why is it important to understand in what medium you will be sharing your case study? What are the top practical tips for building a case study? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

10 May 2023


#82 Standing out as a UX designer during job hunting

#82 Standing out as a UX designer during job hunting

Episode's sponsor: Dovetail is a one source of truth for all sorts of user research insights. Collect, analyse, synthesize and share user research easily and effectively. In this episode: How to stand out as a junior designer in a tough market? What can you bring to the table as a junior designer? What junior designers lack in their portfolios? What are the common mistakes junior designers make when applying for jobs? What are hiring managers looking for? Why is it important to target where you are applying to even as a junior designer? Why is it important to find your unique value proposition and how to articulate that? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

2 May 2023


#81 Navigating UX career as a non-native English speaker

#81 Navigating UX career as a non-native English speaker

In this episode: Is it important to master English if you are going into UX design career? Is English an important part of UX design career? How to build UX vocabulary in a foreign language? How were Anfi's and Ioanna's early days in UX? How was the content making in UX design as a non-native English speaker? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

26 April 2023


#80 Red flags in UX job postings (+big news drop)

#80 Red flags in UX job postings (+big news drop)

In this episode: Hosts' personal experiences navigating job opportunities How to understand whats behind the job description? How to evaluate job descriptions? What are the green and red signs when searching for jobs and analysing and evaluating the options? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

20 April 2023


#79 Finding your niche in UX design

#79 Finding your niche in UX design

Into UX jobs. Secure your dream job with the right strategy⁠ - Anfi's new 3 week course on how to find a perfect UX/Product design job for you (even in the middle of the tech crisis).  In this episode: What is the current situation on the UX market? How can an aspiring designer understand where they fit in? How can you find or rather define your niche? How to try out and test different niches? How knowing what your natural talents are and what you are good at can help you in finding your niche? What tools can help you to identify your niche? Mentioned in this episode: ⁠16 Personality test based on Carl Jung's and Isabel Briggs Myers' typological approach to personality "Which of the million UX roles suits you best? A personality type analysis" article by Bas Wallet ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

11 April 2023


#78 Freelancing as a UX designer

#78 Freelancing as a UX designer

Into UX jobs. Secure your dream job with the right strategy - Anfi's new 3 week course on how to find a perfect UX/Product design job for you (even in the middle of the tech crisis).  In this episode: How do you get started with freelancing? What are some of the essential aspects of freelancing you need to know about? What are some of the things that need to be there for you to be successful as a freelancer? What are the things designers should be careful about when they are considering freelancing? Mentioned in this episode: #62 UX Design Horror Stories episode ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠⁠here⁠⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠⁠Into UX design⁠⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠⁠Sign up here⁠⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠⁠Our instagram⁠⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠⁠Ioana’s instagram

5 April 2023


#77 Asking for design feedback

#77 Asking for design feedback

In this episode: How to frame the conversation to get more targeted feedback? How do you set up the rules for communicating or asking for feedback? Why all size fits all presentations not work? Why is it important to prepare your presentation and tailor it to the audience? How to be open for feedback and navigate the conversation? How to give constructive feedback? Mentioned in this episode: FREE ⁠⁠CV template (ATS-friendly)⁠ that Anfisa mentioned Course: Communication skills for Designers by Mariusz Posadowski Articulating Design Decisions by Tom Greever ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠here⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠Into UX design⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠Sign up here⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠Our instagram⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠Ioana’s instagram

30 March 2023


#76 Growth design w/Sera Tajima

#76 Growth design w/Sera Tajima

In this episode: What is grown design? How different is it from traditional design role? How can you as a product designer apply it to your work? What are the educational programs that teach you that? How can you learn it on your own? What role research play in growth design? How different it is from the classic product design structure? How does growth designer’s portfolio look like? How portfolio would differ from product to growth designer? Who growth designer usually collaborates with within the team? Connect with Sera: Sera's website 'The Craft' Sera's newsletter Sera's instagram Sera's Youtube channel Sera's ⁠Linkedin⁠ Mentioned in this episode: 'Hacking growth' book by Sean Ellis Reforge by Brian Balfour Lex Roman Lenny Rachitsky podcast growth.design - Product tips in a comic book format Links: ⁠Sign up⁠ to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: ⁠Smooth transition into UX⁠ by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously ⁠here⁠ Links: 🎓 ⁠Into UX design⁠ online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course ⁠Create a Learning Strategy⁠ by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? ⁠Sign up here⁠ to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 ⁠Our instagram⁠ 👩‍💻 ⁠Anfisa’s instagram⁠ 👩🏻‍💻 ⁠Ioana’s instagram

22 March 2023


#75 Dealing with UX job rejections w/Tanner Christensen

#75 Dealing with UX job rejections w/Tanner Christensen

In this episode: How to approach job rejections and ask the company where mismatch happened? How to reflect back on the feedback from the rejection? What are the reasons companies might not wanna reveal the feedback? What is the advice for junior or aspiring designers on how to deal with rejections in the beginning of their career? What are the strategies to prepare for the interview? What are the good questions you can prepare and ask during the interview? Connect with Tanner: Tanner's website Tanner's Linkedin 'A Designer's Guide to Interviewing' book Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

15 March 2023


#74 Collaboration between designers and PMs

#74 Collaboration between designers and PMs

In this episode: Where do responsibilities start and end for each of these roles? What is expected of each role? What is the key responsibility of the designer and the product manager? How to navigate different challenges? What are the things that might go bad in this collaboration between designers and product managers? Mentioned in this episode: "PM and UX Have Markedly Different Views of Their Job Responsibilities" article by Nielsen Norman  Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

1 March 2023


#73 A day in the life of a UX designer

#73 A day in the life of a UX designer

In this episode: How does a typical day of a UX designer look like within a context of startup, freelance and corporate company? What are the typical routines outside the work? Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

22 February 2023


#72 Design processes: expectations vs. reality

#72 Design processes: expectations vs. reality

In this episode: What design processes do companies use these days?  How do processes differ between start ups, big companies and freelancing projects? Mentioned in the episode: 'How design (generally) works at tech companies' article Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

9 February 2023


#71 Should we be worried about tech layoffs?

#71 Should we be worried about tech layoffs?

In this episode: How to handle a layoff? What should you do if you got laid off? What can you do to make it easier for you? Should we be really scared about layoffs and job market freeze? Does it impact the amount of jobs on the market? Mentioned in the episode: Website about layoff statistics  Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

1 February 2023


#70 Typical archetypes of designers

#70 Typical archetypes of designers

In this episode: What are the typical types of designers?  Are some archetypes of designers more successful than others in their career?  Is there a relationship between the archetypes and the roles a designer lands in? How can you understand your speciality and your strong sides?  What is The GROW model session? Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

25 January 2023


#69 Lessons learned in 2022

#69 Lessons learned in 2022

In this episode: Anfisa and Ioana share the key lessons and achievements of 2022. Links: FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

15 December 2022


#68 Growing design maturity within the company

#68 Growing design maturity within the company

In this episode:  - How can you assess the maturity of the company you are working in?  - How can a UX designer help to increase UX maturity of the company? What are the practices that can help with that?  - What is the criteria for design maturity in a company?  Mentioned in this episode:  The 6 Levels of UX Maturity article by Nielsen Norman Group  Links:  Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa  FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

6 December 2022


#67 Collaborating with UX researchers

#67 Collaborating with UX researchers

Discussed in this episode: - Why researchers and not designers are supposed to do the research? - At which stage of a company's development UX researchers need to be hired?  - How can designers efficiently collaborate with researchers? Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa Mentioned in this episode: Atomic research framework introduced by Wework ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

30 November 2022


#66 Getting started in UX design in 2023

#66 Getting started in UX design in 2023

Discussed in this episode: - Is this the right moment in the current economic context to transition into UX design career? - Is career in UX for me? - What are the initial steps for transitioning into UX? - How to choose the right course for you? Should I be a self-taught designer or do i need to take a course or a Bootcamp? Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa Mentioned in this episode: - 'Applying to hundreds of jobs w/Sarah Doody' episode - 'UX&Product design tools' episode ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

22 November 2022


#65 UX Design Research Tools

#65 UX Design Research Tools

Discussed in this episode: - What kind of research do UX designers typically run? - What are the most useful research tools on the market right now? - How to choose between multiple tools that serve the same need? - How can we recruit users? How to find users to run research with? Links: Sign up to the next Design Thinking workshop list by Anfisa FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa Mentioned in this episode: 'The 2021 UX Research Tools Map' Infographic  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

15 November 2022


#64 Why did we choose a career in UX design?

#64 Why did we choose a career in UX design?

Discussed in this episode: Anfi's and Ioana's stories on how they started their careers in UX design. Links: FREE webinar: Smooth transition into UX by Anfisa ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

8 November 2022


#63 Building UX design educational program

#63 Building UX design educational program

Discussed in this episode: What is Instructional Design? What are the guiding principles for designing the course? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

2 November 2022


#62 UX Design Horror Stories

#62 UX Design Horror Stories

This week we are having a special Halloween episode about the horror design work experiences we had in our careers.  Mentioned in this episode: ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

25 October 2022


#60 Surviving in a very technical company

#60 Surviving in a very technical company

We are sorry for problems with the sound in this episode. Discussed in this episode: How to survive without fully grasping what’s the product is about? How to work in a complex technical environment? What are the strategies that can improve your workflow on projects that are very technical? How to facilitate a new way of thinking? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

12 October 2022


#59 UX design conferences

#59 UX design conferences

We are sorry for problems with the sound in this episode. Discussed in this episode: How to find and choose the right type of design events for you?  What is the criteria for choosing conferences? What are the pros and cons of design conferences? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

4 October 2022


#58 Should designers learn how to code?

#58 Should designers learn how to code?

We are sorry for problems with the sound in this episode. Discussed in this episode: Do designers need to know how to code in order to succeed in today’s marketplace compared to the time when UX was establishing as a field? How coding can come in handy for the designer and enhance your capabilities? In what aspect of design work, coding knowledge can be very useful? What are design specialisations that might require coding? Anfi and Ioanna’s stories of how coding can be complimentary when building design systems Will classic design tools evolve into web design tools? ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

28 September 2022


#57 Typical mistakes designers are doing while applying for a job

#57 Typical mistakes designers are doing while applying for a job

Discussed in this episode: In this episode, Denis a founder of figura.digital shares a lot of insights, real stories and advice on how to successfully land a job in design industry.  • How Denis came up and developed the idea of Figure.digital? • What are the stages of interviewing process to get on the figura.digital platform? What are the interview questions you can expect? You will be quite surprised by some of them...  • What are the most common mistakes designers do during interviews? What things you can prepare before the interview to increase the chances of your success?  • What are the traits of successful designers that you can develop?  Links: Portfolio and Interview Prep Checklist by Denis Article on Universally High-Signal Interview Questions Video on how Ran Segal got rejected 60 times before getting a design internship ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

20 September 2022


#56 Freelancing as a UX Designer

#56 Freelancing as a UX Designer

Discussed in this episode: What aspects are essential for finding freelance work? What is the process of getting on Toptal? What are the platforms for finding freelance work? What are the challenges you might encounter there? What are the other ways of getting freelance work apart from online platforms? Anfi's story of how she started her career with freelancing and Ioanna's story of how she got into Toptal.   ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

7 September 2022


#55 Future of UX design. Will robots steal our jobs?

#55 Future of UX design. Will robots steal our jobs?

To skip the intro, go directly to 09:49 • What are the trends in the market right now that help us to understand what to expect in 10 years? • How can we prepare for the future of AI and design?  • How can we still be competitive with robots and stay valuable in the market? What skills might and might not be replaced by AI? Discussed in this episode: New Layer Podcast Mark McElhaw's article ‘Saving the Experience… with a bit of Drama’. ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Domestika course Create a Learning Strategy by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

30 August 2022


#54 Retaining joy with side projects w/Design Life

#54 Retaining joy with side projects w/Design Life

• Who are the hosts of Design Life podcast and their side projects • How do they retain joy from their side projects 🎙 Listen to Design Life podcast 🗂 Femke's content projects: Instagram YouTube Community 🗂 Charli's content projects:  Instagram YouTube Website ----- anonymously here  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Honest UX talks instagram

13 June 2022


#53 UX Writing w/Yuval Keshtcher

#53 UX Writing w/Yuval Keshtcher

• What is UX writing? How UX writing is different from copywriting?  • What is the difference between UX design and UX writing?  • How does collaboration between UX writers and UX designers look like? Do UX writers also propose user flows?  • How does UX writing process look like?  • What are the current UX writing standards or common practices?  • What tools, software and plug-ins UX writers commonly use?  • How to pursue career as a UX writer? What's an ideal background for a UX writer? How to transition from UX design to UX writing?  • How does UX writers portfolio look like?   • What are education program recommendations to become UX writer?   Discussed in this episode:  UX writing Hub  UX writing academy  Microcopy & UX Writing Facebook group  Podcast ‘Writers in Tech’  Funny and ridiculous UX title generator Useful Figma Plugins for UX Writers:  Writer for Figma   Frontitude   ❓Next topic ideas:  Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here   Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram   👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram   👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

8 June 2022


#52 Micromanagement at the workplace

#52 Micromanagement at the workplace

• Why micromanagement is a problem? In what way it can impact individual contributors on a daily basis?  • What are the implications of dealing with micro management working style?  • What are the signs of micromanagement you can look out for? Can those signs be spot during the job hunting process?  • Constructive ways of dealing with micromanagement.  • Is skill set of a good designer similar to a skill set of a good manager?  • Top 6 takeaways  This Episode's sponsor:  💻 3D Design tool Spline  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here   Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

24 May 2022


#51 Working with old-school designers

#51 Working with old-school designers

• Does work experience in terms of number of years translates into competence? • How to deal with senior designers who are defensive or have ego issues?  • What Senior designers can learn from Juniors?  • Top 6 takeaways  This Episode's sponsor:  💻 3D Design tool Spline   ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here  Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

17 May 2022


#50 How to move from Junior to Mid Level Designer

#50 How to move from Junior to Mid Level Designer

• What are the signs you are not a junior designer anymore and can move to a new level?  • How to understand what gaps you need to fill in in order to move to a new level? What is a career development framework?  • What to do if you feel that you are ready to move to the new level but you do not get promoted? • How to build a case for promotion?  • Top 6 takeaways  Mentioned in the episode:  Progression.fyi  Intercom Product Design Job Levels  This Episode's sponsor:  💻 3D Design tool Spline   ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here  Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

4 May 2022


#49 The role of UI in UX design world

#49 The role of UI in UX design world

• Practical advice on how to build UI skill set. • Relationship between UI and UX. • UI related roles emerging in the market right now. • Top 6 takeaways Mentioned in the episode: Anfisa’s new website https://www.anfisign.design/ Anfisa’s email list https://anfisign.ck.page/ — Learning UI design. Mentioned resources: 100 days ui challenge https://www.dailyui.co/ Gamified UI design tests and lessons https://uxcel.com/learn-design UI design course by Denis Jeliazkov https://uilearn.com/ UX laws (and visual principles) https://lawsofux.com/ This Episode's sponsor: 💻 3D Design tool Spline  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

26 April 2022


#48 Designer at a fast-growing startup

#48 Designer at a fast-growing startup

• Difference between working at fast-growing PRE-IPO companies, enterprise companies and early stage startups. • Positive and negative aspects of working at PRE-IPO companies.  • Top 6 takeaways and tips This Episode's sponsor: 💻 3D Design tool Spline  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

21 April 2022


#47 White-boarding challenges | Job hunting

#47 White-boarding challenges | Job hunting

• The structure and purpose of the whiteboard challenge  • How to approach whiteboard challenge  • What employees test candidates by giving them a whiteboard challenge   • Tips on how to successfully pass whiteboard challenges and mistakes to avoid   • Top 6 takeaways  This Episode's sponsor:  💻 3D Design tool Spline  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

12 April 2022


#46 Being a design team of one

#46 Being a design team of one

Good and bad moments about being a design team of one How to survive and thrive as a design team of one Hosts' real stories and experiences working as a design team of one Top 6 takeaways This Episode's sponsor:  💻 3D Design tool Spline Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

5 April 2022


#45 Salaries and payments in UX industry

#45 Salaries and payments in UX industry

• Salary expectations you should have for your first job.  • Strategies to approach salary negotiation as a Junior Designer.  • What to expect from a salary at different levels (Junior, Middle, Senior) and factors that affect UX design salaries. • Types of benefits you get that are included in the salary for a full time position. • Top 5 takeaways This Episode's sponsor: 💻 3D Design Tool Spline  🔗Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

29 March 2022


#44 UX job interviews. What to expect and what questions to ask?

#44 UX job interviews. What to expect and what questions to ask?

If you would like to skip intro, episode starts at 9:20 How does UX hiring process look like?  • Types of interviews and how to prepare for different stages of UX hiring process  • Typical questions you get asked during an interview.  • How questions might differ depending on the seniority of the role you are applying for.   What is your motivation to work with our company? What are you looking for?  Tell me about your experience.  What have you learnt during your career? What are your values in the design?  Tell me about your strong side and what things you would like to improve?  • Questions you, as a designer, should be asking when you are in an interview process.   Does the company have a top-down or bottom-up culture?   How is your product being formed and planned? How much user feedback contributes to it?  What process do you follow?  How is the design team structured? What are the core values of the design team? What challenges does the design team face right now?  • Top 6 takeaways  🔗Links:  🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa  🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us?  Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo  🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  🗂 Our instagram  👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram  👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

22 March 2022


#43 Applying to hundreds of jobs w/Sarah Doody

#43 Applying to hundreds of jobs w/Sarah Doody

Strategies on how to get hired for a UX position without applying to hundreds of roles How to make less mistakes by applying UX and Product Management principles to job search process How to create a portfolio not just with deliverables but articulating your decision making process behind that The importance of building connections with people in the field This episode's guest is Sarah Doody - founder and CEO of Career Strategy Lab 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

22 February 2022


#42 Selling UX research to stakeholders

#42 Selling UX research to stakeholders

Importance of good research and dangers of sloppy research.  Most common reasons why clients push back doing research and how to convince them not to do so.  Top 6 takeaways.  Mentioned in this episode: Anfi's case study template.  Ioana's most recent article on Medium on Instagram UX accounts she recommends to follow.  A designer that we mention in this episode: Jared Spool. 5 W’s + H research method Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

16 February 2022


#41 Design agencies. Pros and cons

#41 Design agencies. Pros and cons

Difference between working at a design agency and a big company or a start-up.  Types of work and clients you are exposed to at a design agency.  Hosts´ experience working and collaborating with design agencies.  TOP 6 main takeaways.  Designer Andy Budd, who we mention in this episode  ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

8 February 2022


#40 Big vs small product companies. pros & cons

#40 Big vs small product companies. pros & cons

Differences between working in a corporate environment and for start-ups. Skills that you can learn in each environment. Scope of responsibilities, team dynamics, and structure of work in these two contexts. 2 key takeaways. ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

1 February 2022


#39 Juggling UX career and motherhood (or other important roles)

#39 Juggling UX career and motherhood (or other important roles)

Practical tips on making it as a UX designer and being a mom. Transitioning into a new career later in life. Skills that are transferable from motherhood into UX. TOP 6 main takeaways. ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

25 January 2022


#36 How I got fired twice

#36 How I got fired twice

How was it and what happened Emotional rollercoaster Perspective is the key TOP 6 main takeaways ❓Next topic ideas: Submit your questions or feedback anonymously here 🔗Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo 🔗Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

25 January 2022


#38 Job hunting process for UX designers

#38 Job hunting process for UX designers

What is the job search typical process in 2022? What are the differences in a job search between small and big companies? What are the differences in a job search between seniors and junior designers? TOP 6 main takeaways Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

18 January 2022


#37 Wins and failures from 2021

#37 Wins and failures from 2021

Top 3 wins Top 3 failures  Next year plans Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

22 December 2021


#35 Things you'll hate about UX design

#35 Things you'll hate about UX design

Are there specific parts of the design that everyone hates? Our personal least favorite parts of the design Is it changing over time? TOP 6 main takeaways Sponsor 🐝 This episode is sponsored by UXtweak: a one-stop-shop for anything website-testing-related. 🔥Give it a try too with 👉 30% OFF code: ANFISA30  🔗 www.uxtweak.com Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

30 November 2021


#34 Design estimations and time management

#34 Design estimations and time management

🐝 This episode is sponsored by UXtweak: a one-stop-shop for anything website-testing-related. 🔥Give it a try too with 👉 30% OFF code: ANFISA30 🔗 www.uxtweak.com Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#33 Design mentoring. Our stories

#33 Design mentoring. Our stories

Why have mentors at all? Ioana's mentoring story Setting the goals and objectives for the mentoring Anfisa's mentoring story  TOP 6 main takeaways Sponsor 🐝 This episode is sponsored by UXtweak: a one-stop-shop for anything website-testing-related. 🔥Give it a try too with 👉 30% OFF code: ANFISA30 🔗 www.uxtweak.com Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#32 UX design: Art or science?

#32 UX design: Art or science?

Our initial expectations from the industry So, is it an art or a science? What design stages or parts make it arty? What design stages or parts make it scientific? TOP 6 main takeaways Sponsor 🐝 This episode is sponsored by UXtweak: a one-stop-shop for anything website-testing-related. 🔥Give it a try too with 👉 30% OFF code: ANFISA30 🔗 www.uxtweak.com Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#31 Handling the rejection during UX job hunting

#31 Handling the rejection during UX job hunting

Anfisa’s personal rejection story Ioana’s personal rejection story Tips on Dealing with rejection Perspective is the key TOP 6 main takeaway Sponsor 🐝 This episode is sponsored by UXtweak: a one-stop-shop for anything website-testing-related. 🔥Give it a try too with 👉 30% OFF code: ANFISA30 🔗 www.uxtweak.com Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#30 Transitioning to UX from a non-tech background

#30 Transitioning to UX from a non-tech background

How does it feel to transition to UX without a technical background Challenges that non-technical people might face  Building and mastering tech vocabulary What can a person do in order to fill in the “gaps'' TOP 6 main takeaways Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#29 What goes wrong in UX projects?

#29 What goes wrong in UX projects?

What are some common things that can go wrong in a UX project? What can a designer do to avoid the most common pitfalls? What have been some “failed” projects in your experience? TOP 6 main takeaways Links: 🎓 Into UX design online course by Anfisa 🎓 Mento academy Bootcamp by Ioana 📧The new email list by Anfisa. Sign up to access exclusive design events and junior job board positions 🎫 Mento academy meet-up group run by Ioana  🧡 Want to support us? Sign up here to get access to exclusive locked episodes for $0.99/mo Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 Our instagram 👩‍💻 Anfisa’s instagram 👩🏻‍💻 Ioana’s instagram

19 November 2021


#28 Does it ever get easier to be a designer?

#28 Does it ever get easier to be a designer?

➡️Does it ever get easier to make design decisions? ➡️Why being a UX designer is so complex? ➡️Tips on dealing with the complexity of the project ➡️Complexity in different companies and roles ➡️TOP 6 main takeaways 🎓  Into UX design course that Anfisa run https://www.intoux.design/ —— https://www.mentodesign.academy/ ---- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

5 October 2021


#27 How to find a first UX design job?

#27 How to find a first UX design job?

In this episode: ➡️ Why does no one is searching for junior designers? ➡️ Strategies and ideas for find job for beginners ➡️ First design portfolio tips ➡️ What projects should you put in your first portfolio? ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways 📧The new email list by Anfisa. https://bit.ly/2XXINiN ---- 🎓  Into UX design course that Anfisa run https://www.intoux.design/ —— https://www.mentodesign.academy/ ---- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

28 September 2021


#26 UX Education. Behind the Scenes

#26 UX Education. Behind the Scenes

Out today’s guest is Radu Vucea, Product Design Manager Fitbit. You can read more about him here: raduvucea.com —— In this episode we discuss: ➡️ The biggest problems with UX Education right now ➡️ Key struggles of anyone transitioning to UX Design ➡️ Some things that help students to make the transition smoother ➡️ What UX Education need less & more of ➡️ Assessing and navigating different educational opportunities —— 🎓  Into UX design course that Anfisa run https://www.intoux.design/ —— https://www.mentodesign.academy/ ---- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

21 September 2021


#25 Communicating design to stakeholders

#25 Communicating design to stakeholders

In this episode: ➡️ How do we communicate our design decisions? ➡️ Communicating design decisions to various stakeholders (business, design team, development team, etc). ➡️ Aspects of communicating design decisions. ➡️ Most common design communication formats/ceremonies. ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways. —— 📧  Email list to sign up for exclusive events access by Anfisa https://bit.ly/2VJ70Z7 —— https://youtu.be/cOQGY-3Sxb0 ---- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

15 September 2021


#24 Empathy in UX Design Process

#24 Empathy in UX Design Process

In this episode: ➡️ What’s empathy, actually? ➡️ Is empathy overrated like everyone says it is? ➡️ How important is empathy in design? ➡️ Sympathy vs. Empathy vs. Compassion empathy ➡️ How do we build empathy? ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways ---- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

7 September 2021


#23 Critical thinking in UX Design Process

#23 Critical thinking in UX Design Process

In this episode: ➡️ What is it and why is it important? ➡️ Where do we use critical thinking in the design process? ➡️ How do you develop critical thinking ➡️ Critical thinking in Portfolio/Case study Presentations ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

24 August 2021


#22 Design Feedback vs Design Critique

#22 Design Feedback vs Design Critique

In this episode: ➡️ What’s the difference as when do we need what? ➡️ Different aspects of Feedback & Critiques ➡️ Tips on providing feedback ➡️ Tips on receiving feedback ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways —— Mentioned resources: 📙Book mentioned by Ioana “Improving Communication and Collaboration Through Critique” by Aaron Irizarry and Adam Connor 📙Book mentioned by Anfisa “Culture Map” by Erin Meyer —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

17 August 2021


#21 Being a beginner in the UX

#21 Being a beginner in the UX

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29 June 2021


#20 Time management and productivity for designers

#20 Time management and productivity for designers

In this episode: ➡️ What are the hustles we manage now or did in the past ➡️ What are some most important tips & tricks to stay productive ➡️ Can you have a fully balances work-life balance? ➡️ The role of wellbeing in our productivity ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

15 June 2021


#19 Between bootcamps and your first UX job

#19 Between bootcamps and your first UX job

So, you’ve finished a Course/Bootcamp, now what? In this episode: ➡️ What should you do as soon as you graduate? ➡️ Job hunting funnel ➡️ Why networking? ➡️ Portfolio tips! ➡️ Optimizing your chances to get noticed ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways —— Our UX programs: 1️⃣ Online course and mentorship by Anfisa https://www.intoux.design/ 2️⃣ UX Bootcamp that Ioana just launched https://www.mentodesign.academy/ —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

25 May 2021


#18 UX job interviews

#18 UX job interviews

In this episode: ➡️ Typical hiring stages for UX positions ➡️ Important qualities and red flags in the candidates ➡️ Questions you might hear during the interviews ➡️ How to stand out in the interviews ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways —— Our UX programs: 1️⃣ Online course and mentorship by Anfisa https://www.intoux.design/ 2️⃣ UX Bootcamp that Ioana just launched https://www.mentodesign.academy/ —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

11 May 2021


#16 Is UX design for you?

#16 Is UX design for you?

Key points of the episode: ➡️ What are the qualities that are important for UX designers? ➡️ Soft skills VS Hard skills ➡️ What backgrounds are most suitable to transition to UXD? ➡️ What will your work life look like? ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

20 April 2021


#15 UX Design titles and roles

#15 UX Design titles and roles

Design titles went a little out of control in the last few years. Let’s talk about why this is happening and what should be your title, actually? Here is what you can expect in this episode: ➡️ What on your opinion is the difference between UX and Product design? ➡️ How about UX, UXR, Ui, CX, IxD, UX writer, Webdesigner? Is it all the same? ➡️ Why do we have so many titles in the market? ➡️ What’s the most ridiculous title you’ve ever heard? ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways —— Mentioned resources: 1️⃣ designtitle.com Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

6 April 2021


#14 Being women in Tech

#14 Being women in Tech

In this episode, we're discussing our European perspective on gender discrimination and what we feel could be done better to facilitate equal workspaces. —— ➡️ Do we feel the discrimination? ➡️ Do we work in gender-equal teams? ➡️ Our assumptions on why is it unequal ➡️ What female perspective adds to the team? ➡️ How does it work being a mom and a careerist ➡️ Top 6 takeaways —— Mentioned resources: 1️⃣ Book Sapiens by Yuval Harari “It takes a village to raise a child” 2️⃣ Anfisa didn't found that mentioned source that equal environments are better for business, but as soon as will found drop it here! —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

1 April 2021


#13 UX & Product design tools

#13 UX & Product design tools

⚠️ Disclaimer: Tools DO NOT define you as a great designer. Your main asset is design thinking, not pixels. ➡️ What do we think is a market standard feels? ➡️ How important are the tools in our practice? ➡️ Switching tools stories and some tips ➡️ Exciting new tools recommendations —— Mentioned tools: ➡️ Design software: Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD ➡️ Important UX tools: Miro, Airtable, Notion ➡️ Great specific stages tools: Userbit, Hotjar, Optimizely, Optimalsort, Flowmapp, Uxpressia, Useberry, Hawkeye, Mixpanel and many more. ➡️ Tools of the future (no code) Webflow, BravoStudio, EditorX —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

23 March 2021


#12 UX Design systems

#12 UX Design systems

In this episode let's decode the buzzword "Design systems" and really try to understand what is it and what value it can bring? ➡️ What are design systems? ➡️ What are the components of design systems? ➡️ Pros and cons of having design systems ➡️ Our experiences and lessons made from building design systems ➡️ Our favorite systems and resources ➡️ Top 6 takeaways —— Mentioned resources: 1️⃣ http://adele.uxpin.com 2️⃣ https://bradfrost.com/blog/post/atomic-web-design 3️⃣ https://material.io/design —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

16 March 2021


#11 Impostor syndrome for UX designers

#11 Impostor syndrome for UX designers

Let's be honest, we've all experienced it to a certain extent. In this episode, we'd like to open up on our impostor stories and how they've actually made us better designers. ➡️ Where impostor syndrome is coming from? ➡️ What are the common impostor symptoms? ➡️ Opening up about our impostor stories ➡️ Is impostor syndrome actually good for us? ➡️ Top 6 takeaways —— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

9 March 2021


#10 UX design ladder. Career levels, stages & titles

#10 UX design ladder. Career levels, stages & titles

UX industry didn’t reach a maturity level yet. ➡️ Our personal UX careers & what’s next for us? ➡️ Typical UX career journey and its stages ➡️ How can you define your level, stage, and title? ➡️ Can you measure your level in years? ➡️ Top 6 key takeaways —— Check this great resource to get inspired by some great designers who chose not a managerial career development track. staff.design ———— Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

3 March 2021


#9 UX design education

#9 UX design education

⬇️Let's talk education   ➡️How did we learn UX design? ➡️3+1 main learning components ➡️Do you need a mentor? ➡️Learning persona exercise ➡️TOP 6 main takeaways —— Our programs: 🎓Online course and mentorship by Anfisa —— Mentoring program by Ioana —— 🗂Design brief generators: 1️⃣sharpen.design 2️⃣ uplabs.com/challenges 3️⃣ www.uxchallenge.co 4️⃣designercize.com 5️⃣productdesigninterview.com 6️⃣goodbrief.io ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂@honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻@anfisign 👩🏻‍💻@uxgoodies

23 February 2021


#8 UX design portfolio

#8 UX design portfolio

🔥Portfolio...maybe the only project that is never complete. ➡️ When you should build a portfolio ➡️ What format it should be ➡️What content should be in it ➡️Top 6 takeaways ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

16 February 2021


#7 Reflection on 2020 and plans for 2021

#7 Reflection on 2020 and plans for 2021

This is the last episode about 2020, we promise! Even though it's a little belated discussion, we've recorded it at the end of December and really wanted to share with you the honest behind-the-scenes ups&downs we went through and how those lessons shaped our 2021 goals! ➡️Our TOP3 achievements in 2020 ➡️Our TOP3 failures in 2020 ➡️Our TOP3 goals for 2021 ➡️Sharing our fears coming into 2021 💡Let us know what are your goals for 2021 on our Instagram page @honest_ux_talks. ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻instagram.com/uxgoodies

9 February 2021


#6 Starting a new job in 2020

#6 Starting a new job in 2020

In this episode, I wanted to share how did it felt to start a new job in 2020 in the product company being fully remote. ➡️Pre-history and why I started a new job ➡️The choice: Product company vs Toptal  ➡️️Connecting with the team online ➡️️Struggles of an extrovert working online ➡️️Understanding a complex product ➡️️What I've learned ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign

2 February 2021


#5 Mental health. Burnout. Bare minimun | w/Gabriel Kirmaier as UXbites

#5 Mental health. Burnout. Bare minimun | w/Gabriel Kirmaier as UXbites

2020 is FINALLY behind! But after such a rollercoaster year, we've all left feeling a little burnout or et least mentally drained. In this episode, we've invited our friend Gabriel Kirmaier (@uxbites) to discuss why he took the whole 2020 year OFFline and how it impacted his productivity. 👨🏻‍💻Gabriels' Instagram account instagram.com/uxbites ➡️Gabriel's' story of a social media disappear ➡️Why are we allowing ourselves to overwork? ➡️Super-productivity vs Bare-minimum ➡️Does strategy lead to burnout?  ➡️Our burnout stories ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

26 January 2021


#4 Do you need an online presence?

#4 Do you need an online presence?

Seems like during 2019-20 EVERY designer in the world started their social media pages, but not every designer stuck around. ➡️ Why starting your own SM presence? ➡️Our social media blogs stories  ➡️ Does it make sense to start your social media in 2021? ➡️Does SM help you to land new freelance clients? ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

19 January 2021


#3 UX design processes

#3 UX design processes

If you google UX design processes, you’ll receive about 481,000,000 search results. So what design processes do we usually follow and what is their actual value? ➡️ Design thinking and Double diamond ➡️ UX process stages ➡️ How UX processes differ from a small to big companies ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

5 January 2021


#2 Defining UX design

#2 Defining UX design

UX design sounds very broad and even ambiguous. ➡️ Our UX design definitions and how we explain it to our Moms ➡️ UX designer vs UX design industry ➡️ What is good UX? ➡️ Examples of good UX for us ➡️ TOP 6 main takeaways ------- Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes.  Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it.  🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

4 January 2021


#1 How to transition to UX Design

#1 How to transition to UX Design

Are you getting started in the UX design field too? ➡️ Sharing our transition to UX stories. ➡️ Discussing what was common in our journeys. ➡️ Discussing the main fears when it comes to a transition. ➡️ Impostor syndrome and self-doubt ➡️ TOP 6 main tips and takeaways to help you transition to UX too Follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the next episodes. Feel free to DM your question if you want us to discuss it. 🗂 instagram.com/honest_ux_talks 👩‍💻 instagram.com/anfisign 👩🏻‍💻 instagram.com/uxgoodies

4 January 2021

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