Professional background: Industrial Design
After completing an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design, Annemarie felt that it wasn’t the right career for her. Through a friend, she became exposed to Human-Centred Design which sparked an interest in UX, where the idea of designing an end-to-end customer experience seemed really exciting.
In pursuit of this interest, Annemarie decided to study UX, where she enjoyed the opportunity to delve into UX principles and apply learning through four client projects; effectively helping her build out a UX portfolio. One of her client projects involved working with social-impact organisation, StartOut. StartOut supports Diverse Sexuality Gender (DSG) individuals through a network of mentors and donations. Creating real impact was one of the most rewarding experiences for Annemarie while studying UX.
Interview with Annemarie
“The UX course has been amazing. It has been the best course I’ve ever done. Our instructor, Ben, is very knowledgeable and approachable. Academy Xi’s diverse, inclusive nature is really caring and allows us to flourish and be our true selves while working with real-life clients.
Through this course, you not only learn skills to become a UX Designer, but you also learn skills on how to become a better person.”
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