UX Tree Conference: Things to know when starting in UX


On May 19, 2022, in our first conference, we covered all important bits for designers starting in UX. 


Almost every UX design conference is focused on experienced designers as their main audience. Finding a way for someone just starting in UX to get familiar with the challenges when starting to work in the field is not that easy these days.

That’s why we decided to do something different. 

We held our first annual UX conference on May 19, 2022 at 6 PM.
The speakers were:

  • Mike (Product Designer @ Buymie) – UX Design: All the ways I’ve failed
  • Colin (Full Stack UX @ Hertz) – Enterprise UX: A peek behind the curtain
  • Pranjal (Product Designer @ Microsoft) – Accessibility & Inclusive design
  • Rob (UX Manager @ Chupi) – The Portfolio as a Project
  • Jamie (UX Lead @ SimLocal) – Working in a Team of One

Mike Markoglou opened the conference talking about all the ways he failed when he was starting, but also went through some of the biggest common mistakes everyone commits when starting in UX.

Colin Sharkey spoke about UX in enterprise companies, how teams and processes work and all about the good and bad when working in a global company.

Pranjal Singh covered one of the most important subjects in UX that everyone’s talking about now – Accessibility and inclusive design and showed us his way of tackling it and some best practices.

Rob McLoughlin gave us his view on what the designer portfolio should look like, and how it should be treated as a project too.

Finally, Jamie Ryan covered all advantages and disadvantages of working as the only UX designer in a company. He also spoke about the challenges he faced and how he overcame them.


As you can see, we covered all important bits for designers starting in UX, but there was something for more experienced ones too.

Check the full recording by clicking on the image below.

Conference: Things to know when starting in UX