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. …


As we’re still living the pandemic times and also because a lot of people took the lay-off as an opportunity for a career shift 💪, I got motivated to put together a little overview about UX salaries of the Old Continent to help others navigating through salary ranges and different cities.

UX salary overview image with flat characters earning euro (€)
UX salary overview image with flat characters earning euro (€)

Bear in mind this guide will not able to cover the ever-growing number of UX job titles, but I’ve picked the ones which are more generic everywhere or I could find a related data from Amsterdam to Warsaw back and forth.
Oh talking about data…

Methodology

Yes the elephant in…


Book cover teasers from the article
Book cover teasers from the article

The pandemic has certainly changed our busy life and also the way we spend our free time. Some are seen picking up stitching again after years, others are surfing in the living room for real and I’m sure some returned to their favorite books, like I did. As someone who is regularly designing products I’ve found myself often crawl back to the same books from the collection I’ve hoarded over the years, so I’ve decided to create my very own selection for the good and share what I like about them.

I hope dear reader whether you’re a developer, designer…


Who is ready for bubbly 3D, vibrant colors, glassmorphism and great tools?

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Very opinionated article with very opinionated examples

It’s been a while since I’ve published the last article about UI design trends, but as soon as I’ve started writing I got all this funky feeling again in a good way. What if i miss a trend from the list (yeah it’s hard to choose)? What do others like these days? As you will see this trends are hardly living on their own often combined with other trends as well. …


Headline written in a sketch font: “5 simple UX portfolio fixes” on dotted paper
Headline written in a sketch font: “5 simple UX portfolio fixes” on dotted paper

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I went through over 400 UX/UI/Product designer LinkedIn profiles from top brands (Apple, Google, etc.) to find out some common portfolios mistakes and created a set of tips about how to solve them. If you’re only interested in comparing your portfolio with the designer portfolios used as a reference, then head over to the bottom of the article.
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Let the story unfold — happy reading

Another day we joked around with a friend of mine searching our names on Google laughing at some funny old stories and pictures from the interwebz (do you remember MySpace, Hi5 and others?) but the joyful moment quickly became…


Oh come on, don’t give it up so fast there is still hope!

Let me guess… you had a great startup idea and roughly validated with your close friends, family members and even asked some strangers online too. Check ✔️. You also have a rough business plan on your table (or at least in your mind) and jot down the main features of the MVP. Chec️️️️k ✔️. Now what? Well, let’s find a name for it, as it has to be called something right?!

You jump excitedly in front of your computer believing that you’re onto find a damn good…


TL;DR
Story of a successful fight with our compulsive shopping behavior using a simple Google spreadsheet within the family to log the products we refused to buy, and save hundreds of $ for a bigger goal. How-to, the ✨ spreadsheet and forever living included.

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Recently I’ve visited my mother in London for a weekend. She lives close to the central circle of the city in a small apartment next to some of the big supermarkets, restaurants and cake shops. We have both really busy weeks but I regularly schedule my flights to visit her in every 2–3 months. I can…


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Yeah I know how you feel… You are standing in the middle of the dance club, sipping your drink 🍻 during a summer party waiting for some decent bass music to forget the everyday hustle from work, but the DJ drops the record-breaking latin song for the {n+1000}th time 😱. Well this is not the Saturday night you were wishing for in 2017. But I have something for you.

This is the song I’m talking about, if you are living on Mars or something

Don’t misunderstand me, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee and everyone who was involved in this hit…

Peter Javorkai

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

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