UX Graduate Spotlight: Starting A Career Post Bootcamp
Interviewed by Jocelyn Mendez
Photography by Andrew Pieroni
“It’s always frightening to take a step into a field where you’ll have to start at the bottom, but you can’t deny that it’s the most rewarding feeling when you finally find your true calling”
We sat down with Kat Savin, a recent MAS UX bootcamp graduate, to learn about her experience during the program, and the big career moves she’s been making since.
“None of the cases were hypothetical which gave us the opportunity to solve a real problem.”
The transition was scary and exciting. This was my first major job coming out of school, and Publicis Canada did a great job at easing me in. I shadowed the UX team for two weeks. Slowly I started getting placed onto more projects. A lot of companies won’t have the budget to support UX, so now it’s a skill to decide what would be the best option out of all of the activities for the client. The full value of UX isn’t really being acknowledged in advertising agencies.
Kat and classmates in an ideation session at the Publicis Sapient Offices
Kat and group members presenting in a workshop session at Miami Ad School
Yes, especially if David Han is leading it. The UX bootcamp at Miami Ad School Toronto is not like traditional school, in the sense that it prepares you for the real world more than any program would do. The program is well structured, and has an incredible roster of instructors who genuinely care to help you improve.
**Update 2022: Kat Savin currently is a product designer at Nurun.
If you’re ready to start your own UX career path, sign up for Miami Ad School’s UX Bootcamp by April 10th.