Less is not more, sometimes

Yes, we get it. There are tons of resource aggregation articles out there.

As a design school, we get asked about these resources from students all the time. As we “scavenger hunt” the Internet for great round-up articles, we were surprised that we couldn’t find a lot of articles that are as complete as we had hoped they would be.

That’s why we decided to jump on the bandwagon and wrote one, a better one, ourselves.

This article features over 100 design resources (such as articles, blogs, podcasts, shows, books, mockup templates and color tools) that you can use to…


The answers to solving inefficiency with design doesn’t need to be drastic

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

Every designer at some point in their lives has probably heard the saying that designers “make things look pretty.” However, design is more than just visuals — it’s about problem solving, storytelling and creativity.

Jason Tremblay, a UX/UI and product designer, and Stella Guan, the founder and CEO of Path Unbound, discussed how Tremblay eliminated his own job by solving service design problems and the importance of…


A skill you don’t technically need but one that can open doors

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

Many designers today think they don’t need to know how to code to do their jobs, especially with the rise of no-code platforms like Webflow. Coding is a skill that’s often overlooked and not explored enough by designers.

Samuel Kang, a multi-disciplinary UX designer at Microsoft, and Stella Guan, the founder and CEO of Path Unbound, had the opportunity to talk about how coding is underutilized by…


What designers need to do instead

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

You finally finish that college degree in design or get that design certificate after spending weeks on a bootcamp program — what’s next?

Many people in this situation assume that they have all of the resources, knowledge and skills to become a successful designer.

Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Kerry McPhearson, a UX designer earning 6 figures, believes that it takes more than a degree or certificate to stand out to employers.


If you’ve been avoiding visual design, you may be missing out

Visual design is a skill that some UX designers may not consider important enough to learn because they’re afraid that they might not be great at visual design or they simply don’t want to take the time to learn a new skill.

Founder and CEO of Path Unbound, Stella Guan, had the chance to talk with one of her previous students, Oren Dayan, who is a UX designer. …


Tips from a creative recruiter hiring for the most famous big tech

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

Work requires experience, but experience comes from work.

This is the dilemma many new designers face when they’re looking to break into the industry.

Founder and CEO of Path Unbound, Stella Guan, had the opportunity to interview Christina Nguyen — a creative recruiter and career coach whose candidates have worked with Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft, and Amazon — where they discussed what companies look for in designers.

Interview…


A narrative short story

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

The alarm blared across the bedroom, bringing Alex’s pleasant dream to a jerking halt.

They dismissed the alarm from their phone and sat up on their bed.

They’ve been working at a startup for 3 months now, but they could never get quite used to waking up at 6 am.

The cold morning air greeted their bare feet as Alex swung their legs out of bed and stood up slowly. …


Hear from successful freelancers on how they got started

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

“Freelancing” is a term that is often lucrative to many designers, whether they specialize in graphics, UI or UX.

However, freelancing isn’t the best choice for everyone according to Paola Kassa, a freelance graphic designer and YouTuber.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Start From Your Existing Social Circle

From her personal experiences in freelancing, she thinks that there are certain qualities that make an individual fit to be a freelancer, such as being open to feedback, being comfortable with outreach and…


Debunking some of the most common myths of design career transition

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

There are many different ways one can transition to a UI/UX design career from another profession.

Nowadays, it is more and more common to see professionals switching from non-creative careers into creatives ones.

Switching into the design industry can be a stressful experience for some because it is a drastic change from their current or previous careers and it can feel like a set back.

However, contrary to…


Interviews can be surprising predictable, if you already know the “playbook”

Written by Gyeongwon Kwak, social media content writer at Path Unbound. Edited by Stella Guan, Founder & CEO of Path Unbound.

Say that you finally landed an interview for the UX/UI design job you applied for — what’s the best way to prepare for the interview?

It can be quite simple, because interview questions are often surprisingly predictable, if you know the “playbook”.

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash

Here are some of the common design interview questions (with suggested answers!).

  1. Tell us about yourself.

Whether you’re a designer or not, this is a question…

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