So you've made time to reflect on your career and have some fresh ideas? Congratulations! Kudos to you for carving out time, wrestling with these difficult questions, and taking a step back to identify patterns and generate new ideas. If this process felt challenging or uncomfortable, that’s very natural. This may be the first time … Continue reading You’ve Generated Career Ideas and Possibilities for Your Next Step. What Do You Do Now?
A few years ago, I visited my friend, Jon, in Austin, Texas. As a New Yorker, traveling outside my dense urban bubble yields moments of disbelief. What a vast sidewalk! The aisles in this store are huge! Despite what you say, this is not a bagel! On this occasion, Jon took me grocery shopping and … Continue reading Dig Into the Question: Escape Decision Paralysis by Clarifying What You Want
Everyone has that friend with a million ideas who never executes on any of them. This person talks a big game--about their latest invention, their fashion label, their bespoke furniture company--but that’s all they are, talk. In the moment, their vision is clear and their confidence and bravado make the goal seem within reach, something … Continue reading Bust Out of Procrastination Nation: How to Get Out of Your Own Way
Last year, I watched a CreativeMornings talk by James Greig, a graphic designer, who discussed his experience with burnout, taking a break, and rebuilding his career. Many of the feelings he expressed were ones I, too, had experienced: exhaustion, confusion, emotional overload. In college, I was not the person who knew what they were going … Continue reading Why You Don’t Know What to Do With Your Life and How to Figure It Out
Today’s Tech Role Model is Adriana Marín. Adriana (who goes by “Nana”) is a product design lead at the New York Times. Nana has worked in design for over 14 years, focusing on UX for the last five years. She is passionate about baking inclusivity and accessibility into the work she does and is currently … Continue reading Tech Role Models: Nana Marín, Product Design Lead at The New York Times
Today’s Tech Role Model is Katie Mitchell. Katie is a Technical Writer and Content Creator at Salesforce.org. She enjoys reading, devouring chocolate chip cookies, and pretending to be from Atlanta. She’s on Twitter and the ‘gram @blkkatie. What’s your official title and how long have you been in this role? My official title is “Member … Continue reading Tech Role Models: Katie Mitchell, Technical Writer at Salesforce
Today’s Tech Role Model is Una Kravets. Una is an international public speaker, technical writer, and the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group, where she oversees UI/UX of Bustle, Elite Daily, Romper, and The Zoe Report. Una has written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and … Continue reading Tech Role Models: Una Kravets, Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group