Mentors

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Why become a Mentor?

Share your knowledge and experience to guide and inspire UX designers as they take their first steps, mentoring them toward success

Connect with our UX community, hone your leadership skills, and gain valuable insights through mentorship

Contribute to the design community while reflecting on your own strengths & weaknesses, fostering continuous learning

Testimonials from Mentors

Ray
"It was my first time mentoring with a junior design for a specific project. It was a great learning experience for me as helped me to advice support to another Designer with directly working on a project with them. UX Tree gave me to the space and support to ask questions to my mentee and let them come up with their own solutions to problems. Through UX Tree, I had the opportunity to develop my mentoring skills by providing feedback to Junior Designers in a non-work environment. This allowed me to offer guidance and support to my mentees without being directly involved in their projects. Although challenging, it was highly rewarding as it enabled me to direct and challenge my mentees, empowering them to come up with their own solutions to problems encountered during the programme."
---- Ray O'Neill, Senior Product Designer @ Swrve


Krystal
"The mentorship program was a wonderful opportunity. My mentee was enthusiastic, and eager to learn and up skill, which I really enjoyed. During the wider milestone sessions, I loved the breakout rooms with the other mentors and mentees. I found these breakout rooms a great opportunity for networking, learning from other mentors, and creating a space for in-depth UX discussions. It was slightly more of a time commitment that I was originally expecting, but overall it was a positive and valuable experience. The support and community provided to mentors is brilliant!"
---- Krystal Mahon, Senior UX Designer @ AIB


  Aisling
"I found the program valuable and still working on giving clear actionable feedback. It was great see how each mentee approached solving the problems they addressed and be part of their UX tree journey.\
---- Aisling Keady, UX Design Lead @ AIB


Amy
"I really enjoyed the mentoring program, it was great. It was slightly more of a time commitment than I had originally anticipated due to the lack of a-sync collaboration but that wasn't a big problem! Sometimes it was hard to be on long calls multiple evenings a week so I wasn't able to join them all. I loved the breakout rooms during some of the milestone sessions, I found them really effective and learnt a lot from other mentors in these sessions. How they gave feedback to the mentees, it was helpful to observe and have good conversations on the designs within this setting with the mentees. Thank you for all of your organization and hard work on this program!"
---- Amy O'Dea, Product Designer @ Twilio


  Sam
"I found the Programme incredibly useful. It’s great to hear from a diverse mix of designers, the problems were really interesting, and it’s always good to get some distance from the day-to-day design work of a demanding UX role. I get a lot from mentoring. It helps me sharpen my coaching skills and also reminds me of the fundamentals. "
---- Samuel Payne, Head of Content Design, UX @ Google


  Dave
"I really enjoyed it, wish I had a bit more time to give (its has been a busy few months) but I felt I got a lot out of it and met some great people that I hope I stay in touch with. I know I'll be able to give a lot more next year, now I know how it all works."
---- David Jackson, Co Founder & UX Director @ The Friday Agency


  Sarah
"I have definitely learned, tried not to let imposter syndrome get in the way (being young lead start to question myself sometimes or not feel confident in giving the advice) feel my mentoring skills improved rather than giving the solution, getting them to ask the questions."
---- Sarah Murray, Design Lead @ AIB


  Jamie
"Great kickoff - really enjoyed meeting with the other mentors and mentees. I thought the smaller group sessions were successful, I think we should aim to shuffle these so that people get the chance to share their project ideas, some mentees projects I didn't get to see until the end. I loved being able to connect with mentees and be able to reflect on my own practice - particularly, giving the talk was something I hadn't done in ages and really gave me a fire to begin thinking about the state of design."
---- Jamie Ryan,UX Designer @ SIM Local


  Eoin Smith
"The mentorship program was a wonderful opportunity for both myself and my mentee. While the specific task of the program was to create a UX case study, I was able to get to know my mentee of the past few months and work out their career goals and hopefully set them on the right path in UX. I also got to work on honing more of my leadership skills along the way. Great experience. Already seen the benefits with mentees getting roles off the back of the work outputs."
---- Eoin Smith, Product Design Manager @ Genesys


  Maverick
"I think it was quite beneficial in learning how to navigate certain challenges with being a mentor. Exposure to the situations has given me tools to move forward and forming a good foundation of what to do and what not to do next time."
---- Maverick Andaloc, Product Designer @ Formidable


  Rob
"It was a great first-time experience mentoring. The support and community provided to mentors is fantastic and I've learned a lot about how other designers work across different companies."
---- Rob McLoughlin, UX Designer @ Brown Thomas


  Pranjal
"I learned a lot about how to be a mentor and help/guide someone under you. It gives you a sense of responsibility and planning skills. It is definitely going to benefit me in my career as I grow and have junior designers under myself. This is like a crash course for mid level designers who are going to be senior designers. It is brilliant." "I have been with UX for 2 semesters now so its been a year and honestly, it has helped me tremendously in my personal growth as a designer as well as in my career. It gives you a fresh perspective every semester when you meet new mentees and how things in design field are changing outside you 9 to 5 "
---- Pranjal Singh, UX Designer @ Microsoft


  Colin
"I really enjoyed the program, it is a great feeling to be able to give people advice and encouragement to get to the next step of their career. I found it really difficult when I started in UX and ended up doing lots of courses just to get my foot in the door so this program is perfect for people who are starting in UX design. I was a little disappointed with the level of commitment my mentee had with the course, it was a shame because he has a lot of potential but was just busy with work. This may have been due to him already being employed and not being as motivated as others who were looking for work."
---- Colin Sharkey, UX Designer & Developer @ Hertz


  James
"I really enjoyed giving feedback and advice to my mentee. I learned some interesting tips from her about XD and prototyping."
---- James O'Brien, Senior Product Designer @ TestReach


  Mike
"The UX mentorship program will bring a mentor close to someone (re)starting their career now. I remembered the difficulties of getting the first UX job. It helped me empathise and, in a way, challenge/question/refresh my way of thinking."
---- Mike Markoglou, Product Designer @ Buymie


  Mary
"The UX Tree Mentorship Program helped me a lot. It made me open my previous research, study again to be prepared for any questions my Mentee would have and observed how the other Mentees worked through the process. I was so impressed of the other Mentees's UX research, procedure and design!!"
---- Mary Ioannou, Freelance UX & Graphic designer @ Ultimate Fintech


  Katarina
"UX Tree is the platform that pairs junior designers with seasoned professionals like myself who bring all of their experience to the table. If you’re looking for a UX design course that will build a strong foundation for the rest of your career, UX Tree might just be the right place!"
---- Katarina Hrgovic, Senior UX Designer @ Bord Gais


  Harriet
"I really loved being a part of the program. It felt great to meet designers in different industries and I loved working with my mentee. After having recently gone through the job search process myself, it gave me a huge amount of happiness trying to help someone who is in the same position that I was in. The whole experience was super well organised and planned, Valentina had really thought of everything! From the kick-off calls, to the milestones, to the communication channels! It was an amazing experience :) One suggestion I would have is potentially creating resources for the job search and applications. With my mentee we touched upon CVs and interview techniques and l think it can be super insightful information."
---- Harriet Atherton, Product Designer @ Radically Digital