Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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How To Stay Booked Solid As A Freelance UX/UI Designer

Being booked solid is never a guarantee. I’m always working on it. It’s an ongoing process and sometimes elusive. In this post I’ll share some tips to help you stay as busy as you want to be. Make It Personal Being booked solid requires unshakable motivation. It’s got to be emotionally anchored deep within you. […]

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Get Clear With A Clarity Break

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re in the U.S., I wanted to wish you and yours a great holiday break before any more Black Friday offers hit your inbox 😉 Have you ever heard of a clarity break? Of all the productivity tips and strategies I’ve learned over years, clarity breaks are the absolute best. This simple […]

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How To Make Annotated Wireframes In Sketch

I finally switched to Sketch for wireframes after using Omnigraffle for over 10 years. I’m a bit late to the Sketch party, but I have a good reason 🙂 Until now I wasn’t able to create annotated wireframes quickly using Sketch. It was just faster and easier to stay with Omnigraffle. In this post I’ll […]

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Memorizing Sketch Keyboard Shortcuts

A big part of getting good at any design software is memorizing keyboard shortcuts. Using the keyboard instead of your mouse not only saves time and wrist fatigue, it frees you up so you can stay in a state of flow. Sketch is no different. As I’m working through the Learn UI Design course, I’m […]

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Why I’m Doubling Down On UI Design

What if you could learn UI design skills on top of your UX chops without going crazy? Think of UX design as “how something works”, and UI design as “how something looks”. The industry constantly confuses these two disciplines, which are really sister skill sets. Being able to do both well enables you to design […]

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