Niki Tisza
Whiteboard sketchnote by Niki Tisza

Whiteboard Design Challenge

As designers, we can have a killer portfolio showing our design process with detailed case studies, sketches, pictures of messy (then organized) post-it notes, wireframes, visual design including animations etc. However, it does not show how we think.

I believe designers are problem solvers (well…

Time to quit? — image by Niki Tisza

If you can’t remember the last happy day you had at work, it might be time to seriously consider quitting.

Here are 7 red flags to know if it’s time to call it quits.

Red flag #1 — Being micromanaged

Having your job micromanaged and not trusted undermines your self-confidence and diminishes your sense of accomplishment…

Interview your interviewer sketchnote by Niki Tisza

Interviewing is a two-way street.

It’s not only the company interviewing you. It’s also you interview them.

At the end of the design interview, once the interviewers ask all of their questions from you, they give you some time to ask your questions to determine if the job and the…

Everything you need to know to get started with UX sketching — FREE work booklet

Sketching for UX FREE work booklet — screenshot by Niki Tisza

You probably think of digital design only when you think of UX design. However, sketching by hand is an essential skill in user experience design that is frequently overlooked. Sketching and wireframing by hand can…

NaNoWriMo achievements. Screenshot by Niki Tisza (2021)

I’d been contemplating taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for years before finally giving it a shot for the first time in November 2021.

I had many doubts. The biggest one: where do I find the time? I was concerned before I even started writing my book. We…

Sketchnote illustration of UX, UI, product design by Niki Tisza

UX design makes app and website interfaces useful, while UI design makes the same interfaces beautiful. Product design does both, making the interface useful as well as aesthetically pleasing.

What is the distinction between user experience design, user interface design, and product design?

UX designers are primarily concerned with the usability of products. They focus on how the product works. UI designers focus on…

The best UI kits and design systems for Figma — hero image made by Niki…

Have you ever worked on a large design project for a mobile app or website? If so, you know that it can take a long time to create all of the individual UI (user interface) components, design assets, graphic elements, branding & typography guidelines from scratch.

What if there was…

What is UX design sketchnote by Niki Tisza

Have you ever had a frustrating experience online when you were trying to buy something in an app or on a website…and for some reason, the checkout process was super complicated, and it took so much time to figure out where to click? Or you had a hard time finding…

Baby designer & seasoned designer sketchnote by Niki Tisza

Unfortunately, so many companies fall into this trap that they only want to hire senior designers instead of junior designers.

Why do companies want senior UX designers

Even though there are many UX designer jobs when you look at job boards, but only a few, but only a few companies are prepared to hire junior designers, and…

Niki Tisza

Designer. YouTuber. Sketchnote artist. Writer. I write about UX UI product design, self-development, and productivity.👇

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