As the year draws to a close I wanted to take some time to share some of my reflections as a career transitioner and Bootcamp graduate. Was it worth it? What’s next? …


My undergrad degree was in Economics — it took me a while to fully understand the importance of the field but I nonetheless became enamored by the field. I was fascinated by macroeconomics, supply & demand, and understanding human decision making as a whole. There were tons of assumptions made…


I wanted to take a break this week to reflect on my design journey and was inspired to write a letter to my future self. Hopefully, I landed my first full-time design role by now and thriving in my career as a Product Designer! …


Bark! Our IoT smart dog collar!

This past weekend I participated in the UXResult hackathon and spent several hours building a new product from the ground up. The hackathon brought in participates from across the globe, 30+ teams, and challenge sponsors from varying industries. As avid dog lovers, our team developed a strong attachment to Leverage’s


S&P Returns 2020 (Source: NYTimes)

Upon first glance — one would naturally question the connection between finance and design. However, I would argue that they are more interconnected than one would initially assume. …


Learning and improving must never stop — no matter if you graduated college, completed a Bootcamp, or any other program. Design is constantly changing and evolving with each new generation of tech innovation. Styles and common practices are constantly being challenged and reinvented. Over the course of the past several…


Recently launched Fleets by Twitter

Twitter yesterday just launched fleets — a similar version of stories that lets users share short/long-form video as well as tweets which disappear after a certain period of time. In terms of why this product feature was launched, Senior Design Director Joshua Harris and PM Sam Haveson noted that it…


The portfolio — perhaps the MOST important document that hiring managers look at during the interview process. There is so much information out on best practices, examples, and tips for curating a world-class portfolio. My Bootcamp experience lacked enough focus on the portfolio — I didn’t know what constituted a…


These past few weeks the topics of my posts shared a common theme — reflecting on my job search as a graduate of Flatiron’s former design program. I took a step back this week to evaluate how I can approach my design journey as I go into 2021. …


The theme of my past few posts recently have all been about the design industry and the struggles of a Bootcamp grad (that’s me!) navigating through the job search process. The reason being is that I’m in the thick of it, interviews, design challenges, take-home assignments, and more. …

Sicheng Weng

Product Designer. NYC based.

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