Mary Shaw - UX Designer, Norwalk, CT
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Gifts Are Everywhere

Depending on your outlook, Thanksgiving can be a wonderful holiday or a deeply troubling time. While it might be tempting to dwell on your current challenges, it’s far more productive to think about the gifts all around you. For example, while my wonderful mom is no longer with us, my dad is, so we’re going […]

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Interview with Erik Kennedy from Learn UI Design

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Erik Kennedy from Learn UI Design. During our short, 18-minute chat Erik shares the beginnings of his career, what led him to create his awesome UI design course, and what’s next for his brand new UX design course. If you’re thinking of taking either course, this interview might […]

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Nailing Your UX Job Interview

Hurray! You’ve landed the ideal UX job interview. Now, how do you prepare for it? How do you keep your nerves steady? What’s your strategy to win the day and actually get the job? If you treat your UX job search like the design problem it is, there’s usually two personas to satisfy; the HR […]

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Stop Portfolio Paranoia

Your UX portfolio serves one purpose only – to connect you with a recruiter or hiring manager. That’s it. A UX portfolio template is designed to achieve that one, specific goal. Here’s how to create one. Who’s It For? Your portfolio must immediately, clearly and concisely communicate your unique value from the moment someone lands […]

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Becoming A More Confident UX Designer

While you will naturally gain confidence as a UX professional on the job, what happens when you’re looking for a new job or seeking a promotion? How do you demonstrate that you’re a confident UX designer to HR recruiters and hiring managers? Positioning Your Professional Story One of the first things I explore with my career […]

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Thumbnailing

It’s hard to know where to start when working on a new application or adding a feature to an existing application. Some designers like to go straight to code, while others make sophisticated mockups in Photoshop or Sketch. I like to start with paper and pen. About 10 years ago I took up watercolor sketching […]

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