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. …


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…

Peter Javorkai

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

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