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How to Become More Hirable as a UX Designer

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Are you a junior UX designer who is passionate about the User Experience field, you think you have a good portfolio, sent out[masked] resumes - and yet have not landed successful interviews and still struggling to land a UX job? It might give you some peace of mind to know that you are not alone!

Did you know that 70% of the market are Junior Designers with less than 4 years of experience? And UX Bootcamps are pumping out cohorts of 12 weeks Career Changers/Junior Designers every few months? What are the missing skill gaps that Senior UX Designers are expecting that you may be missing the mark to be hired?

This month, we have invited Uday Gajendar, a veteran UX designer with more than 20+ years of experience (including PayPal, Adobe and Oracle), who is willing to share with you the intricacies of the UX industry’s hiring strategies.

This is the talk you all have been waiting for and DON’T want to miss!

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Our Awesome Guest Speaker:

👩‍💻 Uday Gajendar (Design Manager @ Aurora Solar)

Uday Gajendar has 20+ years of experience designing interactions & interfaces for a wide range of companies & products, including PayPal, Citrix, Adobe, Oracle, as well as startups like CloudPhysics and Automation Anywhere. As a consultant he supported key projects at Netflix, Facebook, Medallia, and LinkedIn. From VOIP phones, to consumer media to SaaS enterprise tools, Uday has tackled diverse UX challenges. He specializes in next-gen innovation, collaborative workshops, and strategic design planning. In addition, Uday has authored articles for ACM Interactions and spoken at venues like IxDA, IA Summit, Midwest UX, The Fluxible, UX Australia, and others. Uday has been a guest speaker at CCA for their interaction design and DMBA courses, as well as at CMU’s HCI program. He has degrees in industrial design (BFA - University of Michigan) and interaction design (MDes - Carnegie Mellon).

For the last 7+ years he has co-facilitated & curated Rosenfeld Media’s Enterprise Experience conference and community initiatives. Currently, Uday is a design manager at Aurora Solar, leading a team of designers on a mission to bring solar energy to all.


Who is this for?
👩🏽‍💻 Designers currently job hunting


5:00-5:10pm IxDA Vancouver Intro
5:10-6:00pm Fireside Chat with Uday Gajendar (Aurora Solar)
6:00-6:30pm Q&A


How much is the ticket?
Absolutely Free🌈

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