How to showcase your design process on a resume

Build a talent stack instead of a tech stack

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Talent vs Tech Stack

To explain this difference between the two, I first need to define each.

“When you add in my ordinary business skills, my strong work ethic, my risk tolerance, and my reasonably good sense of humor, I’m fairly unique. And in this case that uniqueness has commercial value.” — Scott Adams

And he’s not alone. Others, such as the founder of Unsplash, have spoken to how this has allowed them to find unique niches that other companies have trouble competing with.

The Designer’s toolbox (or why the tech stack doesn’t work)

Here’s a list of tools were popular in 2018 for UX Design:

https://www.harnessprojects.com.au/ux-12-design-tools-to-know-about/
https://blog.prototypr.io/ux-tools-2019-b0b17a1cd30f
  • CSS — the stylesheet
  • Javascript — browser scripting language (Angular, ReactJS)

How Talent stacking can help explain your design process

UX Design isn’t just creating websites in Photoshop: there’s a design process to creating something, but this can often be tricky to encompass into something like a resume.

Defining your talent stack through behavioral questions

If you’re unfamiliar with behavioral questions, they are the type of questions present in every interview that sounds like this:

Top writer in UX Design. UX, Data Visualization and Data Science. Author of Data Persuasion: https://tinyurl.com/rndb9bw. Substack: dataanddesign.substack.com

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