Ladies, meet the talented Natalie Armendariz! Natalie founded Funsize, a studio in downtown Austin, and has been creating amazing work along the way. She is a huge inspiration to fellow ladies who are navigating the UX/design world. Enjoy!
Ever get to the office and you just aren’t feeling it? Whether this UX problem just isn’t as interesting as it was yesterday, you’re trudging through a thick meeting schedule or you can’t get motivated to start the UI for this new feature, we’ve all been there. Finding a way to kick your butt into gear can […]
I am not a morning person, but over the years I’ve really worked hard to be up and ready to go for school, work, or whatever. 7 years ago if I was allowed to sleep until 11 am, I would (#noregrets). Over the years, my life and attitude have changed, but I’m still not what you’d […]
I never learned how to handle feedback in school because we were mostly just learning basic design principles and how to use the applications. Everything I’ve learned about what to do with feedback or criticism was learned on the job. None of my classmates ever brought up the weird color combinations or transitions I’d use, so […]
Getting a product design job can feel like a marathon. You’ve spent weeks updating your portfolio site with fresh project stories, hours scrolling through (very similar) job postings, and paced 1,000’s of Fitbit steps around your home during phone screens. Finally, there’s an in-person interview on the calendar. Time to panic.
Even though it feels like the world is getting more divided every day, one thing that many people have in common is the love they have for their children. No matter what race, language or culture, parents are doing their best to provide what they can for their kids. Here at The Sixbees, we want to […]
When I was very young, I talked. I talked ALL the time. My mom tells stories about how she needed to ask me to be quiet for a second so she could think of what to do next, or how she would have to pull me away from strangers I’d roped into conversation. I had so many questions, […]
I just finished reading The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo where she explains the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing your home – I highly recommend it! Kondo explains how you should go through all of your belongings and discard anything that doesn’t ‘spark joy’ to declutter your home.
We’ve all been there, frozen with anxiety about what do with our lives and careers. Decisions need to be made, opportunities need to be seized, and your young (or not-so-young) mind just doesn’t know what to do. I posed the question, “what advice would you give your younger self if given the chance?” to the […]
If you are anything like me, you learn by doing and failing. Mainly failing. My journey into management was exciting, nerve racking, and full of mistakes. Here are 5 things I learned on my journey into managing designers.