How to be an Exceptional UX/UI Designer and Get Paid Top-Dollar

Orange County User Experience
Orange County User Experience
Public group

Every 3rd Thursday of the month until December 18, 2019

Irvine Ranch Water District - Community Meeting Room

15500 Sand Canyon Ave · Irvine, CA

How to find us

15500 Sand Canyon Ave, Irvine, CA 92618 (IRWD Community Meeting Room - far left side of building, left of the clinic - see my map link)

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Hey Designers and Entrepreneurs, I have a great line-up for you this month - a change from what was originally posted. I secured a high caliber speaker that I am confident you will really enjoy. Since we have this opportunity, I want to give her as much time as possible so I will do a quick intro to the Meetup Group and the UX design project we have been working on and then will give her the floor for the rest of the meeting or until she needs to leave. Sorry, no UX Portfolio or Startup presentations but we will pick that up next month. She usually charges for her well renown seminars but she has agreed to do a donation only session for us (suggested donation $25). Please give generously.

This seminar is presented by Sonya Lee, the founder of Mowie Media - a boutique design agency helping visionary startups build better products and businesses through design.


From Sonya...

I just sent off over $21,000 worth in invoices for freelance design work performed. It might have been my most lucrative month ever. I’d like to talk about what I did to make it the most profitable for me, and share how I’ve gotten to this point in my design career.

I've run my own design business for 12 years, gaining a deep understanding of project management, empathetic UX practices, and an agile design process. But I never set out to be this way - it just happened naturally.

As I became comfortable with the process, I realized that success is more than just talent. In this seminar, I will teach you everything that I've learned on my own on...

- How to get paid top-dollar.
- How to develop bulletproof confidence
- How to say "No" but get them to come back for more
- How to fend off bad ideas
- How to attract long-term clients
... and how to be your best self.


Sonya Lee is a keynote speaker, user-experience expert, business consultant and spiritual coach in Orange County, California. By age 26, she became an award-winning web designer and has the honor of being
called “disruptive” when helping Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, launch She has worked on brands for Warner Bros, AT&T, TrueCar, Adobe, Cisco and launched several tech companies.

With more than 20 years of experience in branding, marketing, UX/UI, technology and startups, she now helps Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurs increase revenue by adding human relationships and empathy back to marketing campaigns, sales messages, branding and technology that genuinely speaks to and attracts customers.

At an early age, Sonya was sent to live in a monastery that left her emotionally scarred and struggling to know her true self. Being cut off from mainstream society initially stunted her growth, but rather than shrink back, she used her journey to push the boundaries of personal evolution and improve the human experience. She continues to work with startups, entrepreneurs to develop their potential, design better products and strategize their business. Sonya is also the founder of UX Your Life™ and the UserX™, frameworks designed to maximize the human potential by aligning mind, body, spirit and business. For more information, visit her websites at and

If you are new to this location please use this map link or you will get lost. Google maps does not help you find the front doors.
The IRWD Community Meeting Room addr is 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine. Here is the map link.

IRWD Community Meeting Room Map

Feel free to bring your dinner or snacks. Come early to grab a table spot. Full kitchen with frig and microwave available if needed.

Check out our past Meetups for more details. Hope to see you there. Let me know if you have any questions. Best to PM me on Meetup and/or find me on LinkedIn.

p.s. I also teach on humanism, philosophy, critical thinking, and social justice issues among other things. Just ask.

Rhett, UX Consultant

Twitter: rekuiux