For Allie Williams (User Experience Design Immersive, Denver), diving into UX design was a way to utilize two key skills — helping people and digital design — that she used in her previous jobs. “UX seemed like the perfect path to be able to combine past skills and also work in new industries,” says Williams, who worked in overseas community development, then in the fashion industry. “You also get to wear a lot of hats, from research, to sketching, to building prototypes, which keeps it from getting boring.”
After graduating from GA’s User Experience Design Immersive course at our Denver campus, Williams landed a UX designer job at Effective, an experience design agency in Denver. She’s currently working on a project with a financial services provider to redesign the company’s web and mobile experience. “My specific role entails design validation and research, so I get to utilize all the practices I was exposed to in UXDI: research, usability testing, wireframing, and synthesizing data.”
Read more about how Williams and her GA Denver classmates are making it in UX.