January 7, 2021

6 months as a growth product designer

I have been working as a growth designer at Pinterest for about half a year. Prior to this role, I had no idea growth design even existed. Even though I still have plenty to learn, I'd love to share what it's been like so far. Before I continue, I want to quickly clarify that company probably operates their growth design team slightly differently, depending on their product, culture, etc; everything I've learned about growth is at Pinterest specifically (although I believe these learnings are definitely applicable to anything I do in the future too!).

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December 6, 2020

A dedicated section for sharing my thoughts

It has been about 6 months after my graduation, and I'm currently on a work break back home in Vancouver. After a week of eating, sleeping and doing basically nothing, I thought it'd be a good time to do some writing!

I've been wanting to do more UX writing after my first article written back in March, but I never got around to it - and frankly, I wasn't sure if sharing my experiences is worth it because I still feel rather inexperienced in my career. However, I do really enjoy the process of looking back on my progress. Over the past couple of months I've also had many people reach out to me, interested in learning more about my experiences and asking for advice. It's wonderful that people are so eager to learn about UX and I feel honoured that people are specifically interested in my journey. Unfortunately I haven't had the time to respond to every single person, but I still hope to dedicate some time to being helpful toward the UX community.

So with these two reasons, I hope to write here and there and share my thoughts and learnings! My next piece will be about my time and learnings so far working at Pinterest as a growth designer, and I hope to get this out in the next week or so!

May 15, 2020

3 questions I learned to ask in the design process

I wrote this blog post on UX Collective shortly after graduating from CCA. I reflected on my 4 years of school, and wrote down 3 major things I learned.

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March 30, 2020

UX design portfolio tips

I was invited by the wonderful Alexa Herasimchuk to talk about UX design portfolio tips and how to prepare for UX internship interviews. I met Alexa during the summer of 2019, when I was a product design intern at Zendesk. In this video, I walk through one of my portfolio pieces from my junior year at CCA that helped me land this internship, as well as other tips I learned along the way.