Project Manager to
UX Designer

Jenny Björkman

UX Lead at Sustainably

Jenny Björkman

What’s your career background?

I started out in Information Design, which was like UX on paper before UX existed. I loved the job, as it was the perfect 50:50 split of logic and creative but there was no career progression, so I moved into Project Management.

Then I met my husband, who was Creative Director at a digital design agency. When I told him about my old Information Design job and why I loved it, he said ‘You should do UX’. I started looking into it and thought ‘Yes - this is for me’.

Why did you choose to study UX with us?

I’d been really impressed with the UX Design Institute when I did the two day face-to-face course, so I knew exactly what I was getting into. They’re a great company, with fantastic staff, who really care about their students.

Since completing the course, how has your career progressed?

My husband and I have opened a design studio called Interaktiv Ltd. and two weeks before the course finished, I landed my first UX contract doing some work for an exciting startup FinTech in Edinburgh called Sustainably.

Would you recommend the course to others? Why?

I would highly recommend UXDI to others. These guys really know what they’re doing. The course has not only given me the ability to do UX, but has given me the confidence to do it as well.

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