Product Design Alumni Profile: Rich Osorio
Rich completed our ten week part-time Product Design (UX/UI) course in November 2019, and since then has been continuing his career as a graphic designer, with the confidence to work in a UX/UI design capacity.
Tell us a little about what you’re up to now?
I’m a freelance graphic designer; I’ve always been interested in digital design but my experience has been predominantly in print for brands everyone would know and smaller independent businesses. Since I completed the 10 week part-time course in Product Design, I’ve been working on some UX/UI side projects whilst further building my portfolio.
What made you choose Experience Haus?
A few factors helped me choose Experience Haus; knowing the classes would be capped to 8 students was one of the main reasons, as I knew it would be quite an intimate learning experience with plenty of one-on-one time with the coaches. In addition to that, the price, the industry experience of the coaches, and the fact that the learning would be applied directly to a real world project.
What did you want to achieve from your Experience Haus course? Do you think that objective was fulfilled?
My main objective for joining the course was to gain a better insight into the world of UX; the tools, the processes, and ultimately if it was for me – I feel like I got all three. UX is now definitely a strong contender for next steps in my career.
What did you enjoy most about the course?
What I enjoyed most was learning the methods and tools in class and applying them to a project. Producing a piece of work for a real client and working towards a final ‘pitch night’ where we were to present our ideas gave the 10 weeks a sort of accountability; it pushed me to create something that I hoped could be of real value to them, and in turn, for me.
What advice would you give someone thinking of joining your industry?
Be nice, keep going, look at what’s stopping you and find a way to ignore it.
Experience Haus is proud of the connections we foster before, during, and after the course. What was your personal experience with your cohort?
I was part of a really diverse class, from different industries and professional backgrounds, which brought different points of views to class discussions and workshop sessions. We got along really well inside and outside of class, and even met up for a Christmas meal months after we’d finished the course!
What would be your dream job?
Helping design for social impact.
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