we learned a lot about the role of ux within organisations, developing relationships within departments, across departments and countries. also, to develop influence, team processes and much more...
here we’ve learned to speed, excel at pitching and endure long work hours. we’ve learned to care about our clients, develop strong relationships with them - gateways for future opportunities.
we’ve known the excitement of creating something new, the fear of failure and the creativity with which to solve unexpected problems. we’ve seen how ux can help the business strategy and how it’s all interconnected.
and we loved it. it’s great to see students pumped up some time after entering the room half dead. and it’s even better to see their evolution. however, we found that there is no good substitute to learning on the job.
and our minds exploded! it is a mix of the best parts from all worlds combined - we help clients achieve their goals, we start new things, we teach and help professionals grow and sometimes we are involved in the strategy.
along our journey we’ve met many ux professionals, juniors, mid-levels and seniors, who struggled one way or another - just like we did. after so many years, we noticed we had a great deal of knowledge engrained in each one of us, lessons learned, victories and defeats, bravery and stupidity, which was a shame not to share it with the world, and help others on their conquests.