COVID wasn’t the only thing that happened in 2020. This year also marked drastic career growths, transitions and for many unfortunate people, job loss as well. With various industries taking unexpected hits and laying off people by the hundreds, it’s time to look back on how the UX Design industry did amidst the pandemic as the year is coming to a close.
In this article, I cover all these questions and more from my conversations with the leaders who are part of this ecosystem that are helping organisations lean into change in a digital economy. If you’re a creative professional, you will leave this article with actionable tips that will save you the embarrassment from applying the wrong career strategy in your first job in tech.
I’ve been busy with shooting webinars and running workshops online ever since COVID. I recognize that not everyone has the time to go through these one hour webinars or two hour workshops that I conduct even though they’re free. So, I have decided to continue doing this short format articles.
What I have really appreciated since Phase 2 was being able to start meeting people again. You never really know the value of something until it gets taken away from you. I have once again started to actually go out and have in-person meetings. I’m sure many of you have been suffering from zoom fatigue in the earlier part of this year and hope that has been solved with Phase 2 and Phase 3 opening up shortly!
One of the conversations I have had is with Lisa Campbell, the APAC director of Cogs Agency, who is a very, very wise person and very experienced in what she does. I asked her about the state of user experience design industry in Singapore since as a coach and trainer in UX, I do have people who have been asking me these types of questions.
I would like to share her answers with you since you’re tuning into this blog post at this moment. Questions with regards to salary, the size of the job market, how people should position themselves – I asked them all.