While I was at an internship over the summer, a client recommended that I start seeking contract work while I finish up my MFA. (as opposed to my previous plan of taking a bunch of internships to learn different skills.. I'm told more than one internship can make it look like you didn't learn anything or your skills aren't up to par for a real position)
I'm thinking aloud here, and wanted to hear some other opinions..
I'm an MFA Interaction Design graduate student doing my first internship as a UX designer. One of our clients planted a seed in my head that maybe I shouldn't finish my graduate program and just get into the job market, and that seed has taken root.
As a current remote job seeker, I'd love to see more explicitly remote (or open to remote) positions on the job board. Telepresence is becoming more and more prevalent, so it'd be great to separate those remote jobs out so folks like me can easily find them.
How can we make this happen?
P.S. To anyone looking to hire a full-time, remote UI Engineer or Product Designer, contact me kevin at kevinsuttle dot com. I'm currently looking for new role. Thanks in advance.
CIID Consulting, a unit of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, is pleased to announce that it is currently recruiting for some interaction design internship positions, beginning in January 2013. These salaried internships will be six months in duration and will be based at the CIID design studio in Copenhagen.
There seems to be a lot of hiring for UX professionals, now, in the New York City area.
I was looking for an opprtunity much closer to home and this company was accomodating, since I do work full-time. But I was shocked, even though, in the past I had suspected that a few of the companies I had interviewed with had never hired a UX professional before. That was never really my concern, but this company, did not know very much about user experience.
I had a somewhat negative experience during an interview last month, but I partly blame myself.
I had worked on a website redesign and showed some wireframes during the interview. Well, the site had then been redesigned after my redesign and this all occured in the span of less than 6 months according to my guesstimate.
I was asked why the site had been redesigned after my redesign and all I could muster was "I am not sure".
I partly blame myself because I was unaware of the succeeding redesign.