Those looking to get into the field of design for the first time.
Design program graduates looking to land their first design job.
Those already in the field of design looking to change jobs.
Those already in the field of design looking to grow their careers.
Having been in the field of design for over 24 years and having mentored countless UX professionals, Nick can help guide you through picking a career path that's right for you, presenting your work in the best light, interviewing, negotiating job offers, and building a career trajectory.
There is a wealth of information on UX and product design out there, but is the advice trustworthy, or does it apply to your situation? Nick will help you grow by understanding your situation, giving you guidance that applies to what you are trying to accomplish, and sharing resources from other trusted professionals.
As a hiring manager with over 14 years of experience managing UX and product design teams both large and small, Nick can give you advice and clear insights that will help you on your job hunt. He will help make sure you put your best foot forward when job interviewing.
Nick reviewing resumes.
Nick in a coaching + mentoring session with a product designer.
Design coaching + mentoring is about getting the support you need from an experienced professional to help you in your career in the field of UX deisgn and product design. These sessions are typically about one hour long and the topics could be anything from figuring out an approach for a project to figuring out what career path you want to take in the field of design. These mentoring sessions will help you see the opportunities before you, give you guidance, hold you accountable, and provide actionable things for you to do following a session.
Nick is a self-taught UX professional and has been doing design for over 24 years. Nick has also been a design instructor and has seen over 250 of his grads go on to have successful careers in the field of design. Nick's work experience includes managing design teams for over 14 years and leading organizations of over 30 designers, researchers, and managers for fortune 500 companies. He also has experience freelancing independently as well as running a design agency for five years. Nick has mentored countless designers and watched them lead successful careers in the field. In short, Nick has pretty much done a little bit of everything and that is the experience and expertise that he will bring to the table in your sessions.
UX interviewing workshop at The University of Washington
A 1 hour session via Zoom with me that includes a follow-up email with a summary of our session, a list of action items and next steps, and links to resources where applicable. All guidance and resources will be custom tailored to what your specific needs are and what you are aiming to accomplish following the session. You have the option to purchase a single one-time session, or you can get a discount for purchasing four sessions (over 2 months) or six sessions (over 3 months) as a package.
Single session: $100 USD
Four session package: $350 USD
Six session package: $525 USD
A single 1 hour session via Zoom with me where we will walk through your online UX portfolio website or a portfolio presentation deck. Prior to our session I will have reviewed your portfolio for 1 hour, taken extensive notes and then we will go over them together in our session. Following the session I will send an email summary with a list of recommended changes, and links to resources where applicable. You will have the option to book an additional follow-up session (after you've applied the feedback recieved) at a reduced rate.
Portfolio review: $250 USD
Portfolio review follow-up: $75 USD
A single 30 minute session via Zoom with me where we will walk through your background and your resume. I Follow-up with an email that includes a redlined copy of your resume that details all of my suggested changes. You will have the option to book an additional follow-up session (after you've applied the feedback recieved) at a reduced rate.
Resume review: $100 USD
Resume review follow-up: $50 USD
It costs a business roughly 140% of the annual salary of a senior-level designer each time a senior designer leaves. It impacts team morale, often knowledge is lost, and a newly hired designer can take as much as year to ramp up. A key reason designers leave is the lack of opportunity & support for their growth. Mentoring + coaching provides this support.
Need help coaching + mentoring your design team? I offer 1:1 coaching + mentoring for your design team through my company, Craft & Rigor. I work with your existing L&D team or help you establish your L&D program. I partner work with you to define what it is your design team needs & how to best accomplish that.
Nick Finck leading a design workshop at Facebook.