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One of the hardest things you will ever do as a UX designer is build your portfolio. You have to represent yourself gracefully and find a compelling and aesthetically pleasing way to lay out your case studies to show employers who you are and what you can do well as a UX designer. That’s already pretty stressful, but if your deliverables aren’t organized and easy to sort through before you begin the portfolio process, it will be a bumpier experience. How do I know this? Well, I’m currently building my portfolio and am learning this the hard way.

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This year, I chose to take a UX Design Bootcamp that fell during the holidays. I did this on purpose. I figured I’d have more time to work on projects and my portfolio during our holiday breaks. I was right, but I didn’t think about how travel and family time would also come into play.

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It’s Christmas Day and I’m writing this. I’ll admit this is one of the three articles I have to write for this course and I chose to write it during my break. I’m visiting family and they are really proud of how hard I’m working…

If someone had told me that I would end up being a Staff Accountant for six years after graduating college, I would have laughed in their face. You see, I graduated magna cum laude from a private university in San Antonio with a degree in Graphic Design. I’ll be honest, I did pretty well in my courses, but as a woman placed a bright yellow cord around my neck after arriving to my graduation, I became worried. I was the only person in my program who had one and imagined it was some version of a graduation dunce hat. …

Jenn Andrades

I am a Latinx UX Designer employed by Visa. In my free time, I like to listen to comedy podcasts, travel, and hang out with my cat, Scratchy.

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