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Let’s chat about design

When I’m not designing or teaching, I set aside some time for pro-bono mentoring or speaking opportunities to give back to the design community. I find it rewarding to share my experience and stories with others. Please reach out to me directly if you'd like to discuss a speaking engagement.

Every week, I offer a 30-minute session for individual mentorship. Take a look at the topics below and you can book with me via Calendly.

Topics I specialize in:

  1. Career path and guidance in design industry
  2. Improving your design skills to be job-ready
  3. Collaborate and work successfully with your non-design peers
  4. UX tools or design processes

Note: I don’t offer portfolio reviews. If that’s what you’re looking for, highly recommend looking for another mentor who offers this.

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Experiences from mentees

Joy is one of the best mentors I've ever met. Joy was helpful and answered my questions kindly. I really encouraging mentors and she is one of them. I will book her session soon, thanks Joy!

— Graduating design student

Joy was so helpful on a variety of topics in our session. She gave me practical and actionable advice to improve my resume and portfolio. She also gave me valuable advice on my career path and job search strategy. I am clear on what to do next and feel less anxious. Thank you, Joy!

— Jr graphic designer

Joy gave me really good career advice and valuable feedback on my portfolio, resume, and case studies yesterday. I felt less disoriented and anxious after chatting with Joy. I highly recommend booking a session with her :)

— Product designer

I really enjoyed talking to Joy about career growth and career path. Joy offered both great insights on the designer’s career journey and valuable suggestions to help me learn better from my day to day work. I really appreciate Joy for sharing her knowledge and expertise.

— UX designer

Joy is a great listener, she took down notes and asked me questions to get a better understanding of my background in how to better assist me during our session. After my first session with her, she made me realize the importance of knowing what you want to do and what you're passionate about. And how to tailor your portfolio and resume to a particular company or industry you want to intern at. I left the call feeling a sense of confidence in what to do next when applying for future opportunities.

— Design student

Joy is such a great and genuine mentor. I had two sessions with her and got so much help on user experience designer career development and portfolio building. I enjoyed talking to her and her concrete advice on junior/mid-level designers makes me more confident on this career path.

— UX designer

I enjoyed talking with Joy. She is friendly and is easy to talk to. She gave me constructive feedback on my portfolio and other advice on career transition. She suggested me to use mind mapping to find my pitch and to discover how to translate my prior experience to the new roles. I appreciate that she took the time and made sure to answer all my questions. The meeting was helpful to take an objective look at my experience and it gave me the inspiration to keep moving forward.

— UX designer

It was absolutely a pleasure to have met with Joy. She was a great mentor and I got a lot of insightful career advice and detailed feedback on case studies from my portfolio. And there was a lot that I could relate with her in terms of her journey as a designer and I was really inspired. I would definitely book another meeting with her.

— Product designer

Hi Joy! I've got great news. I officially accepted the offer to be a Product Designer at [redacted] earlier today. I wanted to thank you for all your help throughout this entire process, I am truly grateful!

— Product designer

Hey joy, happy new year! just wanted to let you know that I got a new job and will be joining [redacted] this month. thank you for taking the time to chat with me, all your suggestions and tips were super helpful throughout the job hunt.

— Product designer