my journey as a UX/UI Designer
I'm currently a UX/UI Designer at a startup called Lyceum Health, after an exciting transition from working with numbers to pixels. But let me rewind a bit and tell you how I got here...
My background in Actuarial Math
In a previous life, I was knee-deep in numbers, studying Actuarial & Financial Mathematics at McMaster University. The world of probabilities, risk assessment, and financial modeling was my playground, but in 2020, I decided to pivot towards something that had always intrigued me – design.
Enter Designlab's bootcamp program – my gateway to the UX world. It was like learning a new language, one that spoke to my creative side and allowed me to blend analytical thinking with artistic expression.
Making it a reality
Soon after my career shift, I found myself at a startup called Lyceum Health, where I have the privilege of working on a B2B desktop product that aims to revolutionize the healthcare industry. From the beginning, I was involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation to launch. Through this opportunity, I have learned the importance of establishing a process and best practices. Collaboration, open communication (so that nobody is siloed), and constantly asking for feedback have been crucial to help lead to our success and fast turnaround times.
I also freelanced for a few months at another startup called Quantified Citizen, and won 1st place in a Designathon organized by McMaster University.