It’s just human nature that we tend to trust more the people within our circles (or our colleagues’ circle) and this is no different when it comes to the UX job market.

Employees are the best referrals illustration
Employees are the best referrals illustration

Over the past decade thanks to -not only- the ever-growing employee referral programs 45% of all new hires are getting employed through professional peering, which makes even harder to break into these professional circles (like the competition is not enough already).

At the same time the risk-averse mentality from companies also leaves less and less space for fresh graduates without working experience (and connections), so with this article…


This year around February I’ve realized an interesting phenomenon. Every third tweet on my feed was about some kind of UX role posted by someone I follow, or the friend of someone I follow.

Intro image for UX jobs on Twitter
Intro image for UX jobs on Twitter

Never being really good at networking myself — but quite active in Twitter discussions (holla #designtwitter 🙌)- it made me curious how many of these job tweets are flying around on Twitter on average, so I’ve started a spreadsheet collecting these “Our startup is growing like crazy, but our design s*cks, we’re looking for a product designer. Send us a DM.” …


Intro image with a ux portfolio illustration
Intro image with a ux portfolio illustration

Recently I ran a small poll among UX bootcamp graduates who are actively looking for work to explore their biggest challenges. As most of the alumni students were transitioning into user experience from another field, it wasn’t really a surprise ‘not enough work experience’ 😟 being the main barrier, or at least that’s what they received as a food for thought at the end of a hiring process.

This alone is not a new issue and it seems it’s even getting worse by the unreachably high expectation from both the companies and the applicants, which hardly ever met (Van Schneider…


Recently I had an article about how you can explore colors on your own by starting with a subjective base color and step-by-step getting to an eye-pleasing full palette. That article was experimental and pure pleasure for some, but still many people reached out to me, mentioned being without access or knowledge of any design software. 🙃 I had to do something!!!

Color generator represented as a color wheel
Color generator represented as a color wheel

So I had a second thought about the topic and I decided to write an article about free color palette generators for those who want less methodology and dive straight into action, or simply doesn’t have the time…


I see you, you’re on nitro 🔥 Your brain is full of design thoughts about how you’re going to pull this project off. You’re energized to get started the brand, the platform, the poster, the website, the… but then you quickly realize, you have no colors yet. So how to pick some?!

New color selection of iMacs
New color selection of iMacs
The brand new iMacs looks gorgeous source: Apple.com

Often in the design world we mention the jargon of ‘choice paralysis’ and probably — besides choosing typefaces 😂 — the color selection process is a daunting one, which makes the overwhelming situation so tangible to us. To ease this, I wanted to write an article about my…


Equipments to create magic
Equipments to create magic

I definitely suffer from the ‘new shiny object’ syndrome, it’s enough just looking at my side projects folder on my MacBook 😱. I’ve learnt through the years that I’m very impatient with these projects and I would like to see some results quickly, so I often fight with myself how far I would like to push them before showing the MVP to anyone.

Luckily to fulfill this, I’ve found many years ago the platform called ProductHunt — which became a household name for now — but I mostly used it for hunting down early projects about technology or business optimization…


Intro header with an illustrated female looking for UX job opportunities
Intro header with an illustrated female looking for UX job opportunities

Have you ever looked up ‘find UX jobs’ in Google image search? Well, surprisingly you can get images like this:


Unless you’re living under the rock or haven’t watched the news / social media in the last couple of weeks, then possibly you’ve heard about the new app craze called Clubhouse. This -currently- invitation-only beta app is built around the phenomenon of podcasts, but instead of inviting only one or a few guests on the stage, the various rooms within the app can “host” anybody to talk about a specific topic to share knowledge.

The clubs and rooms are originally organized around with heavy focus on the tech scene, funding, VC intros and entrepreneurship, but as the time passed new…


A couple of weeks ago I’ve published an article about UX salaries in Europe, and it was only a matter of time to finish my research to do the same, focusing on the US landscape this time.

After the first article I got bombarded with excitement and both disappointment, and I completely understand often the job market and the pandemic is not in everyone’s favor. I also made some mistakes which were all (mostly! 🤞) fixed to present the data, so dear reader you get a more refined piece thanks to all 10K+ eyes on the previous one.

Illustrated people giving US$ coins to each other
Illustrated people giving US$ coins to each other

Bear in…


Illustration of people doing various UX jobs
Illustration of people doing various UX jobs

The pandemic has put a lot of pressure on the job market and I’ve realized it myself by getting more messages every week through LinkedIn from unknown, but friendly people asking me about resources or simply opinion on their career situation. People trust me with their details — which I extremely appreciate — seeing that I’m on the UX field for years on my profile and also mentoring people at Designlab. …

Peter Javorkai

Product Designer & Hacktivist. Creating with #code #design. Creator of Chiriba, WSTLSS, Peterbot and remixmonsta. Currently Product Designer @adidas

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