Pernell Celestine's Project
During the CareerFoundry UX Design Program, you’ll build out a job-ready portfolio. Below is a breakdown of UX graduate Pernell’s portfolio project. If you’d like to visit his full portfolio, you can do so here.
Pernell completed our UX Design Program in 2019 and went on to complete the UI Design Specialization. He’s now self-employed as a senior UX/UI designer.
Hi Pernell! Could you give us a brief overview of your educational and professional background before enrolling in the CareerFoundry program and UI design specialization?
I have a bachelor’s degree in business from Alfred State College and worked previously as a financial planner.
What inspired you to make a career change into this field?
My creativity was stifled in my previous career. While looking for a creative outlet, I came across UX design—and it encompassed everything I wanted in a career: creativity, research, testing, and innovation.
What did you enjoy most about the program?
Learning how to strike a balance between what is considered pretty and useful. As someone relatively new to design, I wanted to make something impressive. While I love how my work came out eventually, it was probably my third or fourth iteration of what I was going for.
What did you enjoy about creating this portfolio project?
The research behind it all. It confirmed that I did my due diligence because I ended up with a Nike-ish vibe. I didn’t realize the Nike aesthetic of Fitted until it was brought to my attention. When I put two and two together, however, I understood why Nike used similar elements that I incorporated.
Below, Pernell maps out the design thinking process for his portfolio project “Fitted”; a responsive fitness app for the web.
To view the animations for Fitted, please view the portfolio project here.