We as humans are natural storytellers. It’s in our collective unconscious. From the first humans telling stories to each other to pass down history and teach lessons to novels that sell millions of copies and become global phenomena like the Hunger Games or Harry Potter, we all love a good…


Though this is applicable in any career path, it’s especially relevant when you are trying to career pivot. The fear that comes with jumping into a brand new field and trying to be taken seriously, both by others and yourself. Is this the right decision? Should I have stayed in…


This week I decided to try and challenge myself. I decided to set a timer for 15 minutes and see what I could come up with. My challenge? Design a brand logo for a shampoo targeted to men. Here is what I came up with.

Okay, right off the bat…


When beginning to break in to the design industry, it can be daunting to try to get a handle on all the different types of software available. …


It seems like such a fundamental skill, right? The definition and context of ‘working with others’ changes as we grow up though. As children it’s learning how to interact with others in social contexts. As we become teenagers, how to work with others on projects, which brings us to adulthood…


Fear of public speaking affects about 75% of people. It’s a common and understandable fear. It’s very vulnerable feeling: standing in front of people of varying degrees of importance, needing to say words that are most likely technical in nature…it can be very daunting. However, there are tricks one can…


I am sad to report that I have never been particularly organized. I really doubt that anyone is naturally, but I do think it can be a learned skill. Sadly I think this will be a skill I will need to learn for the rest of my life.

The need…


Typography is something I have personally struggled with since the beginning of my design journey. Fonts that I think are “cool” or “hip” many times turn out to be too literal of a translation of the emotion I am trying to elicit from my user. These cool and funky fonts…


  1. Higher earning potential

On average, UX Designers earn (according to glassdoor.com) $85,277 a year starting salary and a senior status can make upwards of $128,000 a year. Starting UI Designers can make (according to salary.com) up to $71,890 a year and senior level designers can make upwards of $90,00 a…


300 characters is not much. It may be more than a tweet, but it’s still a small amount of characters to get your message across, particularly if you are cold messaging people you don’t know. …

Emily Shaindlin

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