Hey guys! We're Sydney and Alec, the co-founders of RookieUp, an on-demand mentorship platform that lets aspiring creatives everywhere find and connect with mentors in areas like Visual Design, UX/UI Design, Photography, Motion Graphics, Illustration, and more.
We're building RookieUp because we know first-hand how difficult it can be to find creative mentors, especially if you're trying to enter a totally new field or don't live in a city with an active creative community. A year ago I (Alec) was teaching myself front-end development and UX design but with no close friends in either field, the smallest question could result in hours of frustration and fruitless internet searches. All I wanted was to be able to set up a 30 minute chat with someone who understood where I was in my learning process and could help ensure I was on the right path. Our goal is to make the process of finding a mentor straightforward and simple, so anyone anywhere can connect with the right expert at the right time to answer their questions, provide quality critique, and help them accomplish their creative goals.
We're excited to hear the DN community's questions, thoughts, and ideas for RookieUp. We'd also love to hear about the role of mentors in your creative journey and how they have helped shape your career path. Thanks for reading!
We'll begin answering questions on Wed, Feb 22 at 10am Eastern