Before UX Academy, Kevin Chang worked as a technology implementation consultant, helping clients transition from their legacy HR system to Workday (SaaS).
There were two big themes for his career switch to the world of UX design:
He wanted to directly impact and improve features that his clients and users interacted with on a daily basis, which is something he could not do as the middle man on the implementation side.
Secondly, he wanted to problem solve in a creative and human-centered way.
Kevin’s UX Academy Experience
Kevin chose the UX Academy bootcamp by Designlab for his career switching journey.
For Kevin, UX Academy stood out for four reasons:
1. Graduating with at least 3 capstone projects (where other bootcamp options only mentioned one or two)
2. Tuition cost is fair and affordable compared to other options he was considering
3. Remote education experience
4. A part-time & full-time track
He went on to share how valuable the UX Academy experience was in his journey, from mentor support to the curriculum format.
“I found the structured curriculum to be helpful, as it allowed me to learn and apply the design thinking process to my first project, receive feedback from my mentor, and participate in group critiques. This foundation helped me to become more confident and proficient in the process as I progressed through my three capstone projects” says Kevin.
While the demands of balancing a full-time job while taking UX Academy led to some long nights and moments of burnout, Kevin shares that the end result was worth the effort, as he was able to achieve the career transition he had been seeking …