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Mike Parker
Mike Parker
Mike Parker is a freelance UX designer based out of Los Angeles. Mike is a passionate digital nomad with experience in product management and interaction design. In 2019, he will be launching a new product of his own focused on the restaurant industry.
November 06, 2019

Visual Design Portfolio Do’s and Don'ts (With Examples)

Think it’s time to update your portfolio? Trick question! The answer for most of us is a resounding yes. Too often designers -- especially those operating in the freelance world -- don’t prioritize...

July 29, 2019

How to Build an Effective Product Design Portfolio

We are designers. We are Those Who Solve Problems with Interfaces. We are the ones who would take a solid flowchart, wireframe, or screen over any amount of explanation with… words (no, the...

July 29, 2019

How Developers Can Turn a Side Project into a Business

Are you an engineer or developer who practices that two-for-one life hack of learning new skills by taking on a side project? It may be time for you to take that side-project and turn it into a...

July 26, 2019

Developers: Why and How to Add Animation to Your Toolbox

To stay competitive in a tough market, career driven developers know that they should always be learning new things. If you’re determined to accelerate your career, boost your portfolio, or take...

July 02, 2019

How to Mentor Yourself Out of a Job (So You Can Get a Better One)

The nature of a how to mentor is a pretty simple one: someone with more experience helps someone with less experience learn, grow, and progress. That relationship in the professional world has been...

May 21, 2019

Managing Up: The Essential Soft Skill for Success in a Rapid-Growth Company

Like it or not, many managers are under-trained and unprepared for the new role they find themselves in. The high urgency environment of rapid growth companies creates an atmosphere where it’s more...