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How do I find a mentor?

6 years ago from , Interaction / Product Designer @ GE

Hello everyone,

I am a young designer working at a networking company with two other designers. Here I am considered the "superstar" because I gave them a fresh new website and branding. However, I know I have a lot to learn....a lot! My company does not care about design.

I don't really have anyone to talk to about design and developing. I only have one close design friend, but he's more into illustration and sketching.

I tend to watch a lot of youtube google developer videos and read a lot of designer news.

Here is my website: www.alexfloresdesigns.com

I am learning HTML and CSS more and more. I am in design education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but I am leaning more towards just being a UI UX designer at a company instead of teaching. I started to love it at my current job.

Any tips of finding a design mentor? Or anyone want to help me out? :)

3 comments

  • Ariel VerberAriel Verber, 6 years ago

    You don't need a mentor to improve. Only motivation and practice. In your free time design inspiring things, try to get an invitation to dribbble, learn from the best.

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  • Alex BAlex B, 6 years ago

    Hey, I struggled with this years ago and still do. I seem to always be saying this, but what worked for me was to go out and meet people in my city. Meetups lead to connections which lead to job opportunities with mentorship potential. Or you take what you can get at each job and move on when you've gained all you can, be your own teacher.

    There are some online courses that could be helpful, there are teachers and other students that are there, but I haven't personally tried that.

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