Before Thinkful, Fiona worked as a Quality Control Analyst in biochemical engineering. After a few years, she decided to take her career in a new direction — one that would marry her passion for design and problem-solving. She chose UX Design for its hands-on, systematic approach to teaching. Fiona is now a Product Designer for an e-learning company! See how Thinkful offered Fiona a great opportunity for her to jump start her career.
Tell us: what were you doing before Thinkful?
I had a background in Biochemical Engineering and worked as a QC Analyst for several years.
What made you enroll at Thinkful?
I held a passion for design and problem-solving, and UX was the marriage of the two. I wanted to learn UX design systematically, and to apply the knowledge with hands-on practice. But since I had no proven experience in design, it was hard to find the right school program. Thinkful's well-designed curriculum helps people who love UX design make the transition into the industry. Most importantly, you receive support from a community of mentors and mentees, which was the essence of the program and the main reason why I chose Thinkful.
How did Thinkful impact your career and life?
Having the chance to work with a team of talented designers who hold learner success, passion, creativity, and collaboration as core values, was a dream to me. Thinkful was a great opportunity to jumpstart my career in the design industry, absorb information like a sponge, and push my boundaries.
I believe there are thousands of ways to get to Rome, but attending Thinkful was like having a beacon guiding me without any detours. I was equipped me with the right gears and mindset to go further on my journey of becoming a UX professional.
What was your favorite part of the curriculum?
The feedback I received from all the mentors was the best part — assignments, questions on Slack, assessments, design critiques. My mentors gave me the best support on my journey. Their patience and encouragement are invaluable for someone who lacked confidence.