Michael Powers' Portfolio Project
During the CareerFoundry UI Design Program, you’ll build out a job-ready portfolio. Here is a breakdown of graduate Michael’s portfolio project, Pair It.
Before discovering UI design, Michael worked mostly in the imprinted apparel industry. As a vector junky, Micheal always felt at home in the digital realm, and his background in print design and vector illustration made for a smooth transition into UX/UI design. If you’d like to check out his full portfolio, head to his website.
What inspired you to make a career change into this field?
“I’d found the job market in print design growing increasingly stagnant, especially in imprinted apparel. I was losing motivation. It was a daunting prospect to transition to another realm of design after spending so long in a specific field; no one wants to start over. But the more I looked into UX and UI, and the more I tinkered around with online tutorials and walkthroughs, the more I came to realize that I’d been selling myself short in regards to my own capabilities.
I already had the skills with the software, so that was the easy part. I just needed to shift my headspace into the user experience mindset, and once I truly understood what that meant, signing up for the CareerFoundry bootcamp just felt logical. To be honest, the transition has been far more seamless and organic than I even anticipated”.