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Preston McCauley Preston McCauley

What was your path to UX success? Tell us about your career journey.

Those of us that have been in the profession for a long time can lose sight of the path we took in our UX career. We would love to hear how you are working to improve your user experience abilities. Whether it's working on design improvement, user research tactics, new workshops. How are you working to improve yourself for your next UX career step?

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Caitlin Cambron
InVision ambassador Caitlin Cambron , ambassador

I have a BFA in Visual Communication. Through that degree I took 2 web design classes, and called myself a UX Designer (lulz, how far I've come). I got an internship in UX. From that internship I became a mid-level UX Designer, to Sr UX Designer, to Manager, to Director.

The most important piece of my career journey has been mentorship and teamwork. I've gathered several trusted people to be mentors to be, and have paid it forward by mentoring less experienced designers. Teamwork is huge because I believe we all learn better when we're working with people who have the same troubles, successes, and tools. working with aux team has been invaluable in my career journey.

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Kayden Knauss
InVision ambassador Kayden Knauss , ambassador

I think like many others my career into UX was unintentional! I have a BFA in Graphic Design and actually wanted to get into the print design industry. After having a really awesome multidisciplinary education I think it struck me just how digital our world was becoming. I got a few design internships which taught me more general principles of UX (I had no idea what UX meant at the time) in addition to understanding basic things like client needs, project timelines, etc.

After landing my first job at a web design agency I realized how deep this thinking goes and found myself asking “why?” and “how can this be better?” more and more. I think with my own curiosity I began looking up other careers related to design and found the UX/Product realm and began seeking opportunities that aligned more with what I was intrigued with.

I’m definitely eager to learn more about research tactics and how working within a larger team works.

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