Du Hoang

Du Hoang

UX/UI Designer Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 11 stories
  • 59 comments
  • 4 upvotes
  • Posted to What to do when your design career stalls?, Nov 12, 2019

    I wouldn't look at it as they didn't "like" you. Rarely do people hire based on 'liking.' More often is about 'fit' for the role.

    But to answer your question, there is nothing wrong with being a careered IC. That is not a red flag or anything. Employer understands that not everyone wants to be a manager, and when hiring for senior designer, they want people with decades of experience.

    I would specialized, though, as a career IC. Be an expert at certain design realm, and you will get paid top money for your expertise and not compete with a bunch of new designers lacking your experience.

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  • Posted to How to land an agency role?, Jun 20, 2019

    Agencies can be fun places to work. But the pay is always terrible (compare to startups and big cos), and the work is always superficial and not fulfilling, unless you are really into making marketing websites 24/7

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  • Posted to Stubborn - Free Illustrations Generator, in reply to John Leschinski , Jun 18, 2019

    Thank goodness we have you to highlight highlights of negative comments. Much more useful.

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  • Posted to Seeking advice for designer self-expression ability, May 28, 2019

    You should consider getting an English tutor. This is something a designer friend of mine is doing, as English is her second language as well.

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  • Posted to Generate and share beautiful case-study like report of your UX / product research project with UserBit, in reply to Tiago Zeitoune , May 21, 2019

    ;)

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  • Posted to Introducing Framer Playground, in reply to John P , May 08, 2019

    Their whole thesis from the beginning is designer should code.

    Which is a fine thesis, but if I'm gonna code I will do it in the production code base, not in their sandbox pseudo coding/design environment.

    I wonder how long they will stick with this thesis because clearly it isn't working. It has been at least 10 years.

    IMO, they should have build tools to facilitate design implementation on top of real dev environment. That's something coding designer would actually use.

    1 point
  • Posted to Portfolio Decks: Yay or Nay?, in reply to Fred Zaw , Apr 01, 2019

    When I'm onsite for an interview. Usually they request a deep dive into one or two projects, instead of presenting my portfolio again, since they have already seen it. This has been my experience through out my career.

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  • Posted to Portfolio Decks: Yay or Nay?, Apr 01, 2019

    Portfolio decks are more than just PDFs of your portfolio. It has more biographical information about you, your interests, what you studied, if you took a gap year to travel, etc.

    And also how you can contribute to X company in Y ways. So it is sales-y, and I've seen similar things on Twitter as threads.

    I wonder if it works, and whether to adopt that practice.

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  • Posted to Portfolio Decks: Yay or Nay?, in reply to CJ Cipriano , Apr 01, 2019

    Usually, when I am at an onsite interview, and they ask me to show my work. They tend to want to do a deep dive into one or two projects. And not go through a slideshow of all my work, since they have already seen my online portfolio.

    I guess it would be nice to have decks for one or two of projects that are deep dives. But I'm still not convinced of a portfolio deck usefulness in that scenario.

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  • Posted to Best places for UI/UX job openings?, Jan 28, 2019

    Everything. Recruiters emails and call non-stop.

    Platforms like Hired, A-List, Woo.io, etc. that matches your requirements with companies in an auction kind of fashion. They focuses on NY and SF.

    Job boards like Angellist, Designer News, etc. Always looking for NY or SF designers.

    Companies have events/parties where they try to recruit you.

    Basically you can walk down the street and get multiple offers for a job.

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