Leah Mirani: I think my best skill as a UX designer is communication
PBW: How did you get into UX/UI?
Leah Mirani: I got into UX/UI Design because it was a career that perfectly melded my passions. I have always been a design-oriented person, with an eye for things like color, spacing, and visual storytelling. At the same time, I enjoy project management, organization, and collaboration. It was those qualities that led me to work in costume design for a few years; however, I eventually felt like something was missing from that career path.
I started looking into other options for people with my skill set, preferably in a field that would allow me to more directly help others, and that’s how I discovered UX design. It met all of my criteria for a job, and once I actually tried it out, I loved it! I attended General Assembly’s UX Design bootcamp, and by the end of the experience, I felt prepared to jump into the field. I’m happy I found a career that is creative, collaborative, and user-oriented. Every day is different, and I’m having a blast!