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Mentor(ed) - Facilitating Professional Connections

over 7 years ago from , Head of Product at Clientela

After a brief chat with other designers, I thought it would be good to ask here. Who would be interested in being a mentor, or mentored professional?

If you are interested in either, leave your:

Name Preferred Contact Method Discipline Strength Weakness Area you'd like to be mentored in or mentor other designers in. Let's make connections and build our community again!

6 comments

  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I'll just leave what you asked for;

    Dirk van Boxtel, emailable at AboutaDirk at the g-mails.

    I'm a UI & UX guy, with plenty of front-end and some back-end coding. Apart from that I've worked closely with sales, marketing and management in a variety of markets. I've worked with large and small businesses through agencies, but also as in-house designer for e-commerce and e-learning companies.

    Strengths include: - Photoshop for UI design as well as a bit of digital artwork (hobby) - Project approach (deciding on how to tackle projects of variable sizes) - Architecture of large projects (think single CMS multiple storefronts, business management apps, intranets, etc) - Strong knowledge of development process. - Community management

    Weaknesses - Print design - Illustrator/Indesign technical knowledge - Flash technical knowledge (never needed it in 10 years) - I'm a mirco-softy, no hablo Apple Mac. - ... and thus no Sketch for me.

    Unfortunately, I've done a fair bit of government work, as well as a lot of back-end stuff that can't be shown. Hence 10 years in the business and still no portfolio. I can send some stuff privately if required though.

    I'd love to help out anyone who's interested in any of the above.

    Not so sure I'm looking to learn anything myself. I just don't enjoy print ;)

    .edit:somehow, this felt a lot like typing a CV.

    2 points
  • Curtis CummingsCurtis Cummings, over 7 years ago

    It would be fantastic to have a mentor. My name is Curtis Cummings, and I'm new to web design, but I'm a pretty quick learner. I'm looking to improve my skills at make aesthetically appealing sites that are responsive and provide a great UX (aren't we all). I can be reached by email at curtis@parallaxvisions.com

    You can also checkout my site parallaxvisions.com, it's the first site I've ever made (and published), but I think it looks pretty good!

    1 point
  • Kevin RabinovichKevin Rabinovich, over 7 years ago

    I'd love to be mentored professionally!

    • Kevin Rabinovich
    • Tweet [@kevinrabinovich](twitter.com/kevinrabinovich)
    • Discipline: Design!
    • Strengths: Front-end development, Photoshop/Illustrator, Typography
    • Weaknesses: UI, Color, Hand-lettering, General stuff (layout, etc.)
    0 points
  • Armen GhazarianArmen Ghazarian, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I know a quite well service http://sixp.me/ for these kind of reasons. Their mentors are very professional and eager to help. Also any of you can apply for becoming a mentor. It is also interesting to know your opinion about that service.

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  • Brian A.Brian A., over 7 years ago

    I love this idea.

    I currently work for a Philadelphia-based UX agency/consultancy. I'd be happy to give some people some tips/advice. I haven't been in the game too long, so I might be able to give some good advice for the younguns coming out of school (or just starting out). Feel free to send me an email at brianalexandrowicz@gmail.com

    0 points