“My professor—my mentor—he said, ‘you have no future in violin, but you know what I think you’re good at? Photography,’ and even then, I was only taking pictures on my phone and one of those point and shoot cameras. He said, ‘I think you have a really good eye for things. I think you should invest in a camera and start taking pictures,’ and it was the best advice he ever gave me.” (more…)
“One day, I decided to quit my job even though I was living paycheck to paycheck. I knew that if I didn’t have a job and I had bills to pay next month, I would hustle harder. That stress of not having a job and bills coming in made me think, ‘what am I doing wrong?’ and I realized that I wasn’t networking … I wasn’t meeting anybody in the industry.”
I feel like I’ve been doing UX strategy my whole life. Once I started doing it more I was like, ‘Wow, I’ve been doing this since I was 16’—thinking about software and how to make it better, how to plan better, how to make technology better for peoples’ lives. —Farheen Malik, Senior Interaction Designer at Huge
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This article by Amanda Bruno originally appeared on Built In NYC.