Wine Production to UX Design

Victoria Robin

User Experience Manager, Alltech

Victoria Robin

What’s your career background?

I grew up in the Bay Area and went to college in Napa Valley. I worked in the wine industry for a really long time, until we decided to ditch our San Francisco lives for Kentucky. I started working for the company I work for now, Alltech, at an administrative level.

What interested you about UX?

I was working closely with our web developer and became really interested in what he was doing. Then my boss gave me an outline to work towards, he said if I could complete these certain tasks, he would propose changing my role to UX. That’s when I decided to upskill.

Why did you choose the Professional Diploma in UX?

I researched different options but none offered the depth I was looking for. It was all one-off classes or access to a few videos. I wanted something with more substance; that felt like I was accomplishing something bigger. I wanted a course that would challenge me and keep me accountable.

Since completing the course, how has your career progressed?

I got a promotion! It was all down to the course! It was such good preparation for the obstacles that you’re going to face working in the industry. It gave me the patience to bulldoze through the obstacles and make good decisions.

Would you recommend the course to others? Why?

It’s the best investment you could make for yourself and for your career. The connections that you make, the knowledge that you gain, and just the confidence that you build in yourself is really special.

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