Alumni Spotlight | Britney Mackey, Full-Time User Experience

By BrainStation June 28, 2017
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Get to know Britney, a full-time UX Design Alumni who excelled throughout her 10 weeks learning at BrainStation Toronto. Get inspired by Britney’s experience.

What were you doing before the course? 
Before the course I was working in Australia as a Digital Designer for one of the nation’s largest gambling companies, Ladbrokes. I was part of a small team of six designers and we worked on everything from simple landing page designs to multimillion dollar subway station take overs for some of the biggest sporting events in the country. My fiance and I along with our cat, moved back to Canada in November of last year after my Dad became ill.

What prior experience (if any) did you have in the course material taught?
I had taken a Web Development course at Georgian College and was taught basic information architecture, User Interface Design and user experience principles.

Why did you decide to enrol in the program? Why BrainStation?
I had always been curious about exploring the realm of UX Design and all of the methodologies used to really champion the user and solve meaningful problems. I happened to google UX bootcamps and among the results was BrainStation. After comparing all the different options I chose BrainStation because I really liked the direction the program was going and the fact that they are a Canadian company.

What were your feelings going into the program? Excited? Nervous?
I was extremely excited to get started in the program. I’m someone who thrives on change and disruption so starting new things refreshes me and brings me a lot of inspiration and excitement.

What did you enjoy most about your BrainStation experience?
I really enjoyed how passionate all of my classmates were. In high school and college not everyone was invested, so group work was always difficult and it was hard to relate to everyone in class. The group work we did while in the BrainStation program was so much more enjoyable because the passion and enthusiasm everyone brought to the table was palpable.

What job did you land coming out of the program?
I was lucky enough to be approached at the end of the program to be a teaching assistant for the next full-time UX Design cohort at BrainStation. My title is Teaching Assistant and I help assist the lead Educators in the classroom, coordinate events and tours externally, and help with any admin tasks throughout the program. We also get a group of students to help coach through the program, keep them on track and mark all their assignments. It’s such a rewarding job and I’m so lucky to have this opportunity.

 

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