Tips & Advice, UX Career Guidance

Am I too old for UX? (Tuesdays with Joe, Episode 12)

Today’s UX question comes from an experienced designer who’s wondering, like a lot of us who are past 40, if he’s too old for UX.

Jim is increasingly feeling lost in the mad rush of design agency life, and is beginning to question whether or not he still has what it takes to be a UX designer.

From the pressure to work very fast at any cost, to the outrageous expectations of clients, to project managers and/or salespeople dictating design, Jim feels burned out, stressed. At the end of his rope.

Not just professionally — but personally as well.

He’s left wondering if he has a place in the world of UX and design anymore. Is this the new normal? Is this how design has to be now? Fast and furious?

Hear Jim’s story and his challenges — along with my advice for dealing with them — in this episode of Tuesdays with Joe.

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