How to Stay Inspired and Motivated

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About the event ๐Ÿ“ฃ

ADPList Genius Hours: Career Success Edition is where design mentors come together to provide tips and insights into the how-to’s and what should I do’s of building and maintaining a successful career that aligns with your goals ๐Ÿ“ˆ

The Career Success Edition #18: How to Stay Inspired and Motivated

Motivation drives people to do different things everyday but knowing what works for each person can be the difference between success and failure. Not only knowing what works, but also staying motivated isnโ€™t always an easy task as itโ€™s not uncommon to run into a difficult patch in your life that requires extra motivation to push through. Knowing how to approach these situations can help positively with your personal and work life. Join our speakers Chris and Sarah to learn how they stay inspired over and over again.

ADPList Host ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ying Yao โ€” Lead UX Designer at Varis

Ying (she/her) is a Lead UX Designer at Varis. She kicked off her career creating digital solutions for Fortune 500 clients before transitioning to enterprise UX to tackle B2B product challenges. In addition to being an ADPList mentor, she’s also the co-organizer ofย Ladies that UX Atlanta, a design community focused on career growth, community learning, and building relationships among diverse women and non-binary folx.

Fun fact:ย In her previous life, Ying broadcasted smooth jams through the airwaves of Atlanta as a radio DJ ๐ŸŽง



Mentor Panelists ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chris R. Becker – Sr. User Experience Design Consultant at Bttr

A Product Designer Sr. User Experience Designer Educator with a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design: Media Design Program. By asking questions around, in, and through existing issues, he utilizes human-centered design practices to engage all areas of design, strategy, storytelling, and software development. He generates new understanding and insight into otherwise unexplored areas within design, culture, and business.

Fun Fact: The human mind processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text ๐Ÿง 



๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sarah Heimeier – Lead Service Designer at Prospa

Sarah Heimeier enjoys the interplay of strategy, research, and service design. She’s continually evolving her design process and the methods she uses. She is a Lead Service Designer at Prospa, working on designing and delivering the company’s vision.

She has an Honours in Industrial Design and has completed the altMBA. With a love of learning, she’s always looking for new things to pursue, such as improv, stand-up, drawing, and much more. Her goal is to fill her days with puppies, family, and plenty of laughs.

Fun Fact: She loves improv and the theory behind it! Sheโ€™s currently completing Level 3 at Improv Theatre Sydney (ITS) ๐ŸŽค


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