Stand out from other designers. Land your dream job.

I've helped 500+ Designers level up their careers, present with confidence and ace the interview. Now it's your turn.

DESIGNERS I'VE HELPED HAVE LANDED HERE

“I GOT THE JOB!!!!! I’m over the moon!!! Thank you so much for your help!! I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.”

EMILY / UX DESIGNER, NEW YORK

Job Guide for Designers

FREE Step-By-Step Job Guide for Designers. Find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!

Career Coaching

Strategically and tactically, I can help you set tangible goals that will get real results and grow your design career.

Free Design Resources

Boost your design career with free resources to enhance your skills and help land your dream job.


TRIED AND TRUE RESULTS

Testimonials

I’ve helped 300+ designers power their job search and land dream jobs

“Thank you again for all of your help! It really made me feel more confident in the whole search and interview process and ultimately helped me land a full-time position that I feel lucky to have.”
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Alice / UI Designer, New York

"I just wanted to thank you for your help and let you know that I got a job! I journeyed into UX to try to upscale my ability to make an impact! Thank you for helping build up my confidence and for starting my journey on the right foot!“
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Jason / UX Designer, New York

“Anthony helped me make the transition from graphic designer to UX designer so much easier than I thought.”

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Gemma / Product Designer, Toronto

"I just accepted the offer and I'm extremely excited to start soon. Thank you SO much for all your help and support throughout this process. I don't think I would've been able to feel half as prepared without your help. Thank you!!” 😊
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Julissa / UI Designer, New York

"I GOT THE JOB!!!!! AHHHHHHH! I’m over the moon!!! Thank you so much for your help!! I couldn’t have done it without your guidance."
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Emily / UX Designer, New York


About me

If 20+ years in this industry has taught me anything it’s that "user-first" means building trust, anticipating change, and pivoting quickly.The same could be said for my career.

Recent Guides

Whether you need help job searching, presenting yourself, or showcasing your skills, these proven resources are here to help you achieve your goals.

Ultimate List of Job Sites for Designers

Design Interview Books: Essential Reads

How to Leverage Job Descriptions in Interviews

Let's Connect

If you would like to know more and see how we can work together, feel free to reach out!


1:1 Coaching to Grow your Design Career

Whether you're leveling up, switching careers or just want a new job, we'll set tangible goals that get real results.

DESIGNERS I'VE HELPED HAVE LANDED HERE

It’s time to turn your dream job into a reality.

Committed, expert support for designers searching for work, leveling up or switching careers. We'll work together to decide what topics to cover and foundations to focus on in order to achieve your career goals!

• Portfolio and resume review
• Improving portfolio case studies
• Switching careers with confidence
• Master answers to interview questions
• Skills to help you network like a pro
• Creating opportunities and growth
• Perfecting your presentation skills
• Leveling up to management

• Defeating imposter syndrome
• Skills to ace the design exercise
• Obtain confidence and fulfillment
• Building stronger interpersonal skills
• Tools to overcome difficult situations
• Building a positive work / life balance
• How to negotiate a raise / promotion
• Tools to establish better boundaries


TRUE STORY

“Anthony helped me make the transition from graphic designer to UX designer so much easier than I thought.”

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Gemma / UI Designer, Toronto


HOW IT WORKS

Tailored to help you achieve your career goals:

A laser focused, hour-long 1:1 session where we evaluate your biggest pain point, define your goals, and set specific steps you can take to get the most out of your career. Ideal for portfolio review, crafting a game plan and getting feedback that pushes you to deliver.What we cover depends on your personal goals and can include: Portfolio and resume reviews
Career transition planning
Interview preparation
Presentation prep
Freelance consultation
Management consultation
Case study review and planning
Identity and approach refresh
After our session, you’ll receive a follow-up email from me with a summary of what was reviewed, progress made, next steps and resources.

Pricing

$95 per 60 minute session

Other pricing options below.

WHAT'S MY APPROACH?

3 ways we can work together:

1.

1:1 Session

A laser focused, hour-long 1:1 session where we evaluate your portfolio, define your goals, and set specific steps you can take to get the most out of your career. We'll set an ambitious yet achievable action plan to help you reach your full potential. After our session, you’ll receive a follow-up email from me with a summary of what was reviewed, progress made, next steps and resources.

2.

Multiple 1:1 Sessions

Receive a 10% discount when you book three sessions! We'll assess your career objectives, map out long and short-term solutions and follow through on them as a team. I'll make sure you have actionable steps to take before we meet again, plus free email support between sessions. Afterwards, you’ll receive a follow-up email outlining your goals, strategy and progress.

3.

Unsure if it's for you?

If you’re unsure about committing to a plan but would like to know more you can book a free 10 minute information call. During our call we'll get to know each other better, explore your aspirations for your creative career and see if working with me is a good fit. Or if you prefer to communicate through email, you can always reach out to me at: [email protected]


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About Me

For over two decades, I have managed multiple design teams, launched several product lines and helped companies grow. But as much as I loved my work, I felt the call to try something new and give back to an industry that had given me so much. As a career coach I teach designers new skills, strategies, and tools to help them improve their performance and achieve professional success.


Who I work with

UX/UI Designers, Product Designers, Visual Designers, Graphic Designers, Brand Designers, Content Strategists, Product Manager, Product Owners, Digital Project Managers, Production Artists, Creative Project Managers, Art Directors, Creative Directors, Motion Designers.

20+

Years of Design Experience

6.5

Years Coaching

500+

Designers Coached

1800+

Coaching Sessions

SUCCESS STORIES

Read what others have said about working with me.

“I'm very grateful for all the knowledge, coaching and support Anthony gave me. He made the transition from graphic designer to UX designer so much easier than I thought.”

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Gemma / Product Designer, Toronto


Thank you for bringing out the best in me in my new career. You've influenced my life for the better. 🙂

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Kubra / UX Designer, Ohio


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I negotiated myself into a slightly higher base salary and accepted the position! This wouldn't have been possible without your thoughtful guidance. Thank you :)

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Natasha / Product Designer, Washington, D.C.


I just wanted to thank you for your help and guidance as a mentor — and let you know that I got a job!
I journeyed into UX design to try to upscale my ability to make an impact. Thank you for helping build up my confidence and for starting my journey on the right foot!

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Jason / Product Designer, New York


Anthony was a great coach, and I felt he genuinely cared about my growth as a newbie designer. He gave good advice on all of my projects, and I’m looking forward to having him as a coach again!

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Sabrina / Product Designer, North Carolina


You are the best mentor I've ever met! You conducted a great mock interview with me, which helped me succeed in the real interviews. You also offered advice on how to prepare, what to talk about, how to behave – that was beyond my expectation and super helpful. Hope I can schedule more sessions with you.

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Yunjie / Product Designer, San Francisco


I feel very lucky to have had you as my career coach. Your useful and excellent advice will always remain with me. Thank you for being so positive every time I wound up getting discouraged and for believing in me more than I did myself. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again for your constant support and patience.

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Divya / UI Designer, Illinois


Deeply grateful for all of your guidance, feedback and wisdom!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 👏👏

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Kathy / UX Designer, New York

I just accepted the offer and I'm extremely excited to start soon. Thank you SO much for all your help and support throughout this process. I don't think I would've been able to feel half as prepared without your help. Thank you!! 😊

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Julissa / UI Designer, New York


I GOT THE JOB!!!!! AHHHHHHH! I’m over the moon!!! Thank you so much for your help!! I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

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Emily / UX Designer, New York


Thank you again for all of your insights, feedback, and warm spirit. And thank you for sharing your deep experiences as a design professional. You clearly have a passion and talent for educating and helping others.

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Zak / UX Designer, Boston


I came into this mentorship experience really looking for structure, direction, and advice from someone with years of experience - and I certainly received that. It was really great to discuss the design process with you, and to hear what UX designers and managers are looking for from within the field. Whether it came to presenting my designs, networking, or even the mindset of UX design, I found myself leaving every video session with a ton of confidence, which greatly positively impacted my professional interactions. Overall, I took a lot away from these sessions: great habits, a confident outlook, and a renewed passion for the field I love so much. So, thank you.

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Elana / UI Research, New York


Anthony is the Bob Ross of UX/UI. Super chill, gives good feedback and is very helpful!

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Morgan / Product Designer, Ohio


Thank you Anthony, you are such a brilliant career coach. The preparation before my final interview was extremely helpful! I can’t thank you enough for cheering me up during my hardest times.

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Aroura / Product Designer, New York


Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU again for all of your help, advice, tips, and practice interviews. Really couldn't have done it without you and I'm so excited (and also a bit nervous) to start this new chapter!

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Peggy / UX Designer, Bay Area

Questions, frequently asked:

Why would I hire a career coach?

If you’re new to career coaching, I’m sure you’re asking whether it’s worth the investment. The answer varies depending on your personal goals and resources, but let’s put it this way: if you were applying to grad school, would you invest in that process? Getting into the right school can be a key step towards your dream career, and studying, hiring a tutor or taking GMAT classes would only help. So when it comes to the career itself, why not invest as much - or more - in its long term success?

How do you coach?

Honest, direct and constructive. I put in the time one-on-one to understand your experience and your perspective. That’s how I provide candid insights about your strengths and blind spots; no sugar-coating, no yay-saying. Just as importantly, I focus on critique that is productive and practical. Whether we’re discussing a portfolio or your trajectory as a whole, I‘m your undivided source of support, feedback and codirection.

Will you guarantee me a job?

Of course, no one can guarantee you a job other than the person hiring you. But the work you put into your career before applying to a job is probably more important than the application itself. Together, we’ll set tangible goals so you’re right where you need to be when it comes time for the interview, the transition, or the level up.

Why are you a career coach?

I’ve long enjoyed teaching and mentorship as much as the design craft. Establishing an independent creative coaching platform has allowed me to build more committed, affective relationships with my clients, while continuing to push the potential of good design.

Any other questions?

I would be happy to answer them! You can email me here.


MENTOR, TEACHER, DESIGN LEADER

About Me

image_Anthony_Faria

“Anthony is the Bob Ross of UX/UI. Super chill, gives good feedback and is very helpful!”

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Morgan / Product Designer, Ohio


6.5

Years Coaching


500+

Designers Coached


1800+

Coaching Sessions

Anthony Faria

For over twenty years, I've been at the forefront of design innovation, managing teams, launching product lines, and driving revenue for successful startups - two of which were acquired.But even as I achieved professional success, I knew I wanted to do more. I wanted to give back to the industry that had given me so much, and help others succeed in their own design careers.That's why I started my own design consultancy in 2018, where I advise early-stage tech companies on design strategy and team organization. I also joined the faculty at Pratt Institute, where I develop coursework in User Experience Design and mentor students at all levels.But my passion for helping designers doesn't stop there. I've created a range of design resources to help others navigate the ever-evolving design industry and stand out in a competitive job market. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, I'm here to help you achieve your goals.See how I can help


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Spring '24

Pratt Online Courses

I will be leading an online courses this fall through Pratt Institute. For more information click the link below.
Courses: Human-Centered Design & UX Portfolio

Let's Connect

If you would like to know more and see how we can work together, email me!

3 ways I can help:

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Job Guide for Designers

With this guide you will find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!

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Career Coaching

Strategically and tactically, I can help you set tangible goals that will get real results and grow your career.

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Free Design Resources

Boost your design career with free resources to enhance your skills and help land your dream job.


Contact Me

Thanks for wanting to connect with me. Below are different ways I can help, and you can always email me with questions.

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Job Guide for Designers

With this guide you will find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!

career_coaching

Career Coaching

Strategically and tactically, I can help you set tangible goals that will get real results and grow your career.

free_design_resources

Free Design Resources

Boost your design career with free resources to enhance your skills and help land your dream job.

Email me

If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them! You can email me here.


Resources for UX Designers

Proven resources to help boost your design career, enhance your skill-set and help you land your dream job. Updated regularly.

Ultimate List of Job Sites for Designers

Finding all the UX design jobs that are out there can be daunting. But fear not! In this ultimate list, I've done the legwork for you and compiled the top job posting sites for designers, so you can focus on finding your next great opportunity.


7 books to help power-up your design and... interview skills

The design industry is competitive, and acing the interview is essential to landing your dream job. In this article, I'll share a list of essential books to help designers master the art of the interview and make a lasting impression on potential employers.

No. 1 interview prep tool: The job description

Using the job description as a roadmap for your interview preparation can boost your confidence and increase your chances of success. In this article, I'll walk you through how to make the most of the job description and ace your next interview.


3 must-have skills to show in the design portfolio

Having interviewed dozens of candidates and reviewed hundreds of portfolios for over 14 years, I’ve gathered a sense of what other look for in hiring design talent.

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FREE Step-By-Step Job Guide for Designers. This guide will help you will find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!


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Job Sites for Designers

I've done the legwork for you and compiled the top job posting sites for designers, so you can focus on finding your next great opportunity.
Updated regularly.

Most Popular Job Sites

Indeed https://www.indeed.com/LinkedIn http://linkedIn.comGlassdoor http://glassdoor.comGoogle Careers https://careers.google.com/Dribbble https://dribbble.com/jobsHired https://hired.com


Remote Job Sites

Better Remote https://www.betterremote.net/Just Remote https://justremote.co/Jobspresso https://jobspresso.co/WeWorkRemotely: http://weworkremotely.comRemoteOk http://remoteok.io/Remote.co https://justremote.co/Remotive https://remotive.com/Remote Leaf https://remoteleaf.com/Skip The Drive https://www.skipthedrive.com/The Design Kids https://thedesignkids.org/city-jobs/city-nyc/Working Nomads https://www.workingnomads.com/jobs


Freelance Job Sites

Gigged.A https://app.gigged.ai/find-a-gig4dayweek https://4dayweek.io/


Startups

Wellfound https://wellfound.com/jobsBlind https://www.teamblind.com/jobsY Combinator - https://www.ycombinator.com/jobs/role/designerWork at a Startup https://www.workatastartup.com/jobs/l/designerProduct Hunt http://producthunt.com/jobsOtta https://otta.com/Startup Jobs https://startup.jobsStartupers https://www.startupers.com/searchTopStartups https://topstartups.io/jobs/Work In Startups https://workinstartups.com/job-board/jobs/designers


Entry Level UX Design Jobs

Built in NYC (multiple cities) https://www.builtinnyc.com/Design Apprenticeship https://www.designapprenticeship.com/apprenticeshipsEarly Stage Design Careers https://www.earlystagedesignjobs.com/Ideate Labs - Jr. UX Board https://www.ideatelabs.co/job-boardLove Circular https://lovecircular.com/entrylevelOpen Doors https://www.opendoorscareers.com/Monster http://monster.comChegg Internships https://www.internships.com/IBM https://www.ibm.com/careers/us-en/early-career/internship/


Women Focused Job Boards

Tech Ladies https://www.hiretechladies.com/jobs?search=ux designWomen Who Design https://womenwho.design/jobsRemote Women https://remotewoman.com/remote-design-jobs/Career Contessa https://www.careercontessa.com/jobs/


Diversity and Inclusive Job Boards

Blacks in Civic Tech https://jobs.blacksincivictech.org/Pink Jobs https://pink-jobs.com/Inclusv https://inclusv.com/Jopwell https://www.jopwell.com/jobsWorkplace Diversity https://workplacediversity.com/


Large Tech Company Design Jobs

Google Design https://design.google/jobs/Microsoft Design https://www.microsoft.com/design/careers/Amazon Design https://amazon.design/jobsIBM Design https://www.ibm.com/design/


Graphic / Visual / Brand Design Jobs

Krop https://www.krop.com/creative-jobs/Awwwards https://www.awwwards.com/jobs/search/AIGA https://designjobs.aiga.org/Design Jobs Board https://www.designjobsboard.com/Shillington https://blog.shillingtoneducation.com/category/jobsIf You Could Jobs https://www.ifyoucouldjobs.com/jobsCreative Mornings https://creativemornings.com/jobsHigherEd Jobs https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/


Other Job Sites

Looppanel https://www.looppanel.com/find-ux-jobsMashable http://jobs.mashable.com/jobsStillHiring.today https://stillhiring.today/Toptal https://toptal.comWork With Us https://workwithus.io/The Ladders https://www.theladders.com/CrunchBoard https://www.crunchboard.com/jobsAuthentic https://authenticjobs.com/LinkUp https://search.linkup.com/search/results


Designer Job Sites - International

Jobs in Europe https://landing.jobs/BeeFrii https://beefrii.com/4 Day Week
https://4dayweek.io/remote-jobs/design
EU Remote Jobs
https://euremotejobs.com/jobs/remote-design-jobs/


Social Impact Job Boards

All Tech is Human
https://alltechishuman.org/responsible-tech-job-board
80000 Hours https://jobs.80000hours.org/Escape the City https://www.escapethecity.org/search/jobs?q=Idealist
https://www.idealist.org/en/jobs?q=design
Impact Pool
https://www.impactpool.org/search
CharityJob (International)
https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs
Design Gigs for Good https://groups.google.com/g/design-gigs-for-good?pli=1


Design Management / Leadership Sites

Boooom https://boooom.co/Designx https://designx.community/jobs/


Online Profiles

Read.cv https://read.cv/exploreUpwork https://www.upwork.com/i/how-it-works/freelancer/Working Not Working https://workingnotworking.com/Fiverr https://www.fiverr.com/


Designer Communities

👋 Be sure to join Design Communities to access their job boards

Designer Slack Communities https://www.designerslack.community/Discord UX Design Servers https://disboard.org/servers/tag/ux


Designer Salaries

👋 Helpful sites on design salary nationwide and H-1B visa information

https://designx.community/salary/
https://h1bdata.info/index.php


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No. 1 interview prep tool: The job description

Using the job description as a roadmap for your interview preparation can boost your confidence and increase your chances of success.

I’m going to show you how you can use a job description to your advantage when interviewing.

By doing this you put yourself in the best position to ace the interview. You’ll be in sync with the interviewer's needs, and feel more comfortable in talking about your experience and be prepared for the questions coming at you.


Unfortunately, most candidates just give the job description a passing glance and never use it in their interview prep.


Controlling the things you can in an interview.

How many times have you prepared for an interview and didn’t know where to start? The nerves begin once you set up the date for an interview and your clarity becomes distorted. It’s happened to me plenty of times.


-Should I focus on answers to questions that I found online?
-Should I dive deep into the company culture to really understand it?
-Maybe I’ll look up the interviewer online and see if I can find an edge?


I was unsure of what areas to focus on. It made my preparation scattered and I missed areas to prepare for that I was eventually asked about in the interview.


Your resume and experience got you the interview. Now it’s time to position yourself and show how your experience translates into what they’re looking for.


Here’s how:


Step 1: Review the job description

The job description is a roadmap that the hiring manager (and others on the team) use to vet candidates and guide the interview. It's part of what they use to create a profile for the ideal candidate.


Understanding the job description will give you an advantage over others.


We’re going to do this by creating questions from the job description that you can then prepare answers for which highlight your competency.


Remember: a hiring manager may have seen something in your work or past experience that made them want to talk with you and now they want to know if you can meet the requirements of the role.


It is your time to be crystal clear in showing how you’re the right person for the role.


This approach will serve three purposes:
1. Help you anticipate potential questions that will most likely be asked
2. Show how your skills and experience aligns to the position
3. Provides you with confidence in the interview


We’ll use this Product Designer position at Pandora as an example in how to create questions from a job description.


Step 2: Separate the job description into potential questions

Reviewing the Pandora job description you’ll see it’s separated into different sections: About Pandora, How you’ll make an impact, What you’ll do, What you’ll need


These are the general sections of most job descriptions, though they could be called by different names. Each section is important for the candidate to review.


Job descriptions have a list of requirements and qualifications that they are looking for in the candidate. These are usually in the form of bullet points.


Take each point and turn it into a potential question and then prepare an example that shows how your experience translates into what the team is looking for. Your answer should be in story format when possible.

Example

Let’s take a bullet point from the What you’ll need section:
• Proficiency in Sketch, Figma, Abstract, Zeplin, or other relevant design tools.
A possible question that could be asked based on that bullet point might be:
What software do you use to create your designs?
And, now craft an answer:
I would consider myself an expert in Figma. It’s the software I use to create everything from wireframes to clickable prototypes. I’m versed in the features that help promote consistency and improve workflow across projects. It’s a great collaboration tool as well. With a recent project of mine I was able to walk a developer through my files and then share access with them…

Do that for each bullet point and you’ll be ready to show the interviewer why you’re the right candidate for the role.



Remember, review the complete job description.


One observation I’ve seen was some designers would focus only on the sections they think are relevant to their experience. Every part of the job description is an opportunity to craft answers to questions the interviewer will most likely ask.


For example, I highlighted two areas in the above About Pandora and How you’ll make and impact sections that could be turned into possible questions in the interview


Here are possible questions for those two sections:
Give me an example of how you worked with others to drive the company vision?
and
Walk me through a project of yours that solved a unique challenge

Using ChatGPT to help generate answers

ChatGPT is a great resource that you can use to help you generate questions. Try different prompts and see what results you get. Here's one:Prompt:
"Draft interview questions based on the bullet points in this job description: [Paste Job Description]"


Be sure to check the questions and review the job description for others that might have been missed.


Step 3. Organize answers and practice them out loud

Once you understand how questions could be created you’ll look at the job description as the ultimate prep tool.


Remember to craft your answers in a story format, based on an experience when possible. It’s important that you practice giving you answers out loud. This will get you comfortable in speaking your answers and having them sound naturally.


Also, recording your answers to interview questions and playing it back improves your delivery tenfold. It will help you remove filler words like ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’.


The result will help you to articulate how your skills and strengths align with what they are looking for.

Takeaway

Once you use the job description, and prepare examples that show how your experience translates into what the team is looking for, it will set you apart from other candidates.


-Review job description
-Create possible questions
-Prepare answers in story format
-Practice saying your answers out loud

Job Guide for Designers

This guide will help you will find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!


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7 Books to help power-up your design & interview skills

The interview process can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Here's a list of valuable resources to help you prepare for your next design interview and land the job of your dreams.

Design is Storytelling

Author: Ellen Lupton

This book will help any designer amplify the narrative power of their work. Use this book to stir emotions, build empathy, articulate values and to write and deliver strong narratives.


Forever Employable - How to Stop Looking for Work and Let Your Next Job Find You

Author: Jeff Gothelf

From the author of Lean UX, Jeff Gothelf shares the tips, tricks, techniques and learnings that helped him become Forever Employable.


Articulation Design Decisions - Communicate with Stakeholders Keep your Sanity and Deliver the Best User Experience

Author: Tom Greever

How you communicate with stakeholders, clients and with a hiring manager can be more important then the designs themselves. This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Here's an excerpt:
"The difference between a good designer and great designer is the ability to not only solve the problem, but also to articulate how the design solves it in a way that is compelling and fosters agreement. If you can do that, you're a great designer."


A Designer's Guide to Interviewing

Author: Tanner Christensen

This guide is comprised of everything designers today need to master the interviewing process and demonstrate the skills employers are looking for from design. 👏


Solving Product Design Exercises - Questions & Answers

Author: Artiom Dashinsky

The go-to resource for designers at all levels, this book will help you prepare to solve and present exercises that are common in the design interview. With 7-step framework for solving digital product design exercises and over 30 examples of whiteboard and take-home exercises to prep you for the next interview.


UX Design Interviews: The job guide for passing interviews and getting UX Design jobs.

Author: Duane Harrison

It's packed with detailed, practical, and insightful guidance, from writing a resume, to answering interview questions. Written by an experienced UX designer, Duane Harrison. In each chapter, he shares his own notes and knowledge on how to get your dream UX or UI job.


How to Get a UX Design Job: Create a compelling portfolio, submit a stand-out application, and ace the interview to land your user experience dream job

Author: Lisa Murnan

Answer common UX interview questions with confidence. Master the art of the in-person design exercise. Written by a UX designer for UX designers, this practical, tactical handbook will help you take your user experience career to the next level.

Job Guide for Designers

This guide will help you will find the right opportunity, prep like a pro and ace the design interview!


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“I'm very grateful for all the knowledge, coaching and support Anthony gave me. He made the transition from graphic designer to UX designer so much easier than I thought.”

–––
Gemma / Product Designer, Toronto


Thank you for bringing out the best in me in my new career. You've influenced my life for the better. 🙂

–––
Kubra / UX Designer, Ohio


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I negotiated myself into a slightly higher base salary and accepted the position! This wouldn't have been possible without your thoughtful guidance. Thank you :)

–––
Natasha / Product Designer, Washington, D.C.


I just wanted to thank you for your help and guidance as a mentor — and let you know that I got a job!
I journeyed into UX design to try to upscale my ability to make an impact. Thank you for helping build up my confidence and for starting my journey on the right foot!

–––
Jason / Product Designer, New York


Anthony was a great coach, and I felt he genuinely cared about my growth as a newbie designer. He gave good advice on all of my projects, and I’m looking forward to having him as a coach again!

–––
Sabrina / Product Designer, North Carolina


You are the best mentor I've ever met! You conducted a great mock interview with me, which helped me succeed in the real interviews. You also offered advice on how to prepare, what to talk about, how to behave – that was beyond my expectation and super helpful. Hope I can schedule more sessions with you.

–––
Yunjie / Product Designer, San Francisco


I feel very lucky to have had you as my career coach. Your useful and excellent advice will always remain with me. Thank you for being so positive every time I wound up getting discouraged and for believing in me more than I did myself. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again for your constant support and patience.

–––
Divya / UI Designer, Illinois


Deeply grateful for all of your guidance, feedback and wisdom!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU 👏👏

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Kathy / UX Designer, New York

I just accepted the offer and I'm extremely excited to start soon. Thank you SO much for all your help and support throughout this process. I don't think I would've been able to feel half as prepared without your help. Thank you!! 😊

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Julissa / UI Designer, New York


I GOT THE JOB!!!!! AHHHHHHH! I’m over the moon!!! Thank you so much for your help!! I couldn’t have done it without your guidance.

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Emily / UX Designer, New York


Thank you again for all of your insights, feedback, and warm spirit. And thank you for sharing your deep experiences as a design professional. You clearly have a passion and talent for educating and helping others.

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Zak / UX Designer, Boston


I came into this mentorship experience really looking for structure, direction, and advice from someone with years of experience - and I certainly received that. It was really great to discuss the design process with you, and to hear what UX designers and managers are looking for from within the field. Whether it came to presenting my designs, networking, or even the mindset of UX design, I found myself leaving every video session with a ton of confidence, which greatly positively impacted my professional interactions. Overall, I took a lot away from these sessions: great habits, a confident outlook, and a renewed passion for the field I love so much. So, thank you.

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Elana / UI Research, New York


Anthony is the Bob Ross of UX/UI. Super chill, gives good feedback and is very helpful!

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Morgan / Product Designer, Ohio


Thank you Anthony, you are such a brilliant career coach. The preparation before my final interview was extremely helpful! I can’t thank you enough for cheering me up during my hardest times.

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Aroura / Product Designer, New York


Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU again for all of your help, advice, tips, and practice interviews. Really couldn't have done it without you and I'm so excited (and also a bit nervous) to start this new chapter!

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Peggy / UX Designer, Bay Area

Questions, frequently asked:

Why would I hire a career coach?

If you’re new to career coaching, I’m sure you’re asking whether it’s worth the investment. The answer varies depending on your personal goals and resources, but let’s put it this way: if you were applying to grad school, would you invest in that process? Getting into the right school can be a key step towards your dream career, and studying, hiring a tutor or taking GMAT classes would only help. So when it comes to the career itself, why not invest as much - or more - in its long term success?

How do you coach?

Honest, direct and constructive. I put in the time one-on-one to understand your experience and your perspective. That’s how I provide candid insights about your strengths and blind spots; no sugar-coating, no yay-saying. Just as importantly, I focus on critique that is productive and practical. Whether we’re discussing a portfolio or your trajectory as a whole, I‘m your undivided source of support, feedback and codirection.

Will you guarantee me a job?

Of course, no one can guarantee you a job other than the person hiring you. But the work you put into your career before applying to a job is probably more important than the application itself. Together, we’ll set tangible goals so you’re right where you need to be when it comes time for the interview, the transition, or the level up.

Why are you a career coach?

I’ve long enjoyed teaching and mentorship as much as the design craft. Establishing an independent creative coaching platform has allowed me to build more committed, affective relationships with my clients, while continuing to push the potential of good design.

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