#30: Poetry, UX, Identity, and Fear with Jessie Lian
In this episode, Jessie and Amanda openly discuss the ups and downs of associating UX to your personal identity and an all-in mindset. After burning out in a past tech career and diving into UX head first, Jessie and Amanda talk about the challenges of giving our career more meaning and the pressure we put on ourselves. As Jessie's dove into her love for poetry, she talks about what she's learned through the creative process and how it relates to her UX career.
Jessie is an experience designer by day and a poet by night (or early morning). She loves the process of making meaning out of chaos, whether it be with digital products or with our wild emotions. She's also an enthusiast for dancing, making silly songs, and cloud catching. Since the recording of this episode, Jessie performed at the Worldwide Vigil for the Victims of the Atlanta Shooting in March (you can watch it here: https://326vigil.org/) AND Jessie will be performing a piece of spoken word at this year's UX Hustle Summit -- talking about her UX career journey.
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