Meghan Kelly


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From working in higher education to full time UX designer in 10 months.

Meghan Kelly is a full time UX Specialist at Elsevier. She volunteers as Events Lead Organizer at Girl Develop It Philly, and has served as Events Lead at Code for Philly.

In this episode, she is completely candid about the confusing process of trying to find a path to change careers into tech.

We also get into what she actually does day to day in her new job.

Amazingly, she went from never having heard of UX, to being offered full time employment in that role in less than a year. We talk about exactly what she tried, what worked and what didn’t, anxiety, failures and sticking with it until she got her job offer.

Meghan is hilarious so this was really fun to record 🙂
Twitter @meghanakelly

Topics Mentioned:

  1. Newbie’s Guide to why your CSS might not be updating by Meghan
  2. The Newbie’s Guide to Slack by Meghan
  3. The Physical Therapy website redesign we discussed
  4. Meghan’s Pinterest Design Project
  5. Corey Latislaw twitter: Philly Android dev who moved to SF for Pinterest
  6. CodePen
  7. PhillyCHI “PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in human-computer interaction, user experience, usability, and other related disciplines.”
  8. Mockup tools: Omnigraffle, Sketch, Balsamiq, Axure
  9. An interesting quote from Meghan: “UX is about reducing anxiety.”

This was my 2nd interview ever, and I was nervous, so I enjoyed a quick beer before going up to her office.

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