Life on Our UX & UI Career Development Bootcamp

Life on our UX & UI Career Development Bootcamp

Some of the most common questions we get from prospective students looking at joining our full-time UX & UI Career Development Bootcamp is what life is like for students on the course and what sort of backgrounds students come from.

We’ve interviewed a group of our recent graduates who can explain more about their backgrounds and how they found the full-time bootcamp.

What were you doing before you found our UX & UI Career Development Bootcamp?

Matthieu: I worked as a floral designer for over 15 years, mostly for event, retail and private clients.

Jaci: I was on a career break.

Ana: I was a teacher.

Imma: I was working for a fin-tech startup offering digital e-money management solutions.

Iria: Prior to the bootcamp,  I was immersing myself in the world of graphic design and web design. 

Lucas: I was running a startup in fashtech for the best part of 10 years. I always enjoyed the product side of things and decided to focus my career in that direction after Covid disrupted the business.

What drew you to Experience Haus?

Matthieu: After looking at different schools, I chose Experience Haus for the following reasons:

  1. In-person class
  2. Working on a real life project
  3. Experiencing working in a team
  4. The chance of having teachers that are working in the field, that would give me up-to-date and relevant information, contributing to a more meaningful and practical learning experience

Jaci: The in-person teaching and opportunity to work with real-life clients.

Ana: I was looking for a design bootcamp to change careers and after thoroughly researching (speaking to former students on LinkedIn and having a long Zoom conversation with Amit) I decided to go with Experience Haus as it was the only bootcamp that offers a hands-on experience, in-person, working in groups, working with clients and the possibility of networking in events like hackathons.

Imma: I was looking for an intensive UX bootcamp that could provide some experience with real clients and tha took place in-person. Experience Haus was the only bootcamp I found hat matched my requirements.

Iria: The course was in-person and offered the right mix of UX/UI theories and hands-on practice.

Lucas: Peer to peer recommendation. I was once the client brief for a uX/UI course at General Assembly.I stayed in touch wih our team and grew close to one particular member who did a lot of work for us over the years. He helped me figure out my direction and suggested the EH course.

What did a typical day look like for you on the course?

Matthieu: We would start class at 9:30, sometimes with a class on UX or Figma, or otherwise working on our team projects. The schedules were aways flexible and the teachers would always check with each team before planning a class. The day would usually finish around 5, but sometimes we would stay a bit longer to work on our project, especially when deadlines were close.

Jaci: The days were usually pretty full on. When it was busy, I would spend time on my coursework, working into the evening, but if I had any free time I would play video games with my partner. There were also occasions where me and my course mates would go to design events together.

Ana: Every day was completely different as it depended on where we were in the course and the project we were working on. But generally there was a lot of workshop time within our teams, at least a 1 hour lecture and sometimes we’d have various mornings learning Figma and UI.

Imma: Attending lectures at the studio and applying the new concepts to the assigned project.

Iria: A typical day involved engaging lectures in the studio, followed by collaborative team meetings to align our daily tasks and work on practical projects.

Lucas: Like working in a creative agency. Learning, collaborating, projects and new friends. It was a very friendly and relaxed environment. It helped me get back into the swing of a 9-5 after working for myself for a long time.

Thursday 18th January, 2024

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