In 2020, I was working at a marketing job that did not make me happy. Due to covid, I was let go from my position. What a BLESSING that was. My dear friend works closely with a team of UX designers at his job. He suggested I look into UX. At the time, I had never heard of UX.
I did some research and it was like a lightbulb went off in my head. I finally had that aha moment. This is what I am supposed to do. It is so rewarding to create a product that people love and makes their lives easier. It is seriously so exciting to try and take a confusing concept and present it to the user in a fun, unique, but also familiar way.
I signed up for a UI/UX boot camp that day. I constantly wondered if this huge leap of faith would work out, and it did, much sooner than I anticipated.
Through my boot camp, I was matched with a company where I would complete an internship and gain real-world experience. That company was Wedo.
After the first meeting with Indy, Sophia, and Kirsten, I knew these were my people and that working at Wedo was what I wanted more than anything.
When my internship ended, Soph called me up and asked if I would be interested in coming on full-time. I literally jumped for joy.
What a journey this past year has been. Now, after putting a few months under my belt, I am truly thankful for every wild, exciting, and stressful experience that this job has brought me and I can’t wait to unleash our incredible product out to the world