My five-year goal is to be a UX designer at Nordstrom. I want to combine my love for UX, graphic design and fashion. I chose Nordstrom not just based on their stock market value but also on their company benefits and culture. My fiancé works at Nordstrom as a software engineer and he has a few friends over at the UX department and from what I’ve heard from him they seem to have a pretty great creative culture. In addition, Nordstrom gives their employees discount for almost if not all of their goods, including Chanel. This is I think what makes Nordstrom very appealing to me since I love shopping. My five-year doppelganger is Joy Jung who works as UX Designer at Nordstrom. She has been with Nordstrom for one and half years and previously worked at Kohl’s. Joy has Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design, both from Indiana University Bloomington.
My 10 to 15-year goal is to be a principal UX designer or if possible going into leading role becoming lead UX designer that eventually become manager. Kate Ramsey works as principal UX designer at Nordstrom. She studied Visual Communications, Computer Graphics, Design Production and Art History at Western Washington University. Kate worked as UX lead for Ramp Technology Group and made her way to become UX design manager at Nordstrom Direct after 7 years. After spending almost two years as a manager, she changed her course and became principal UX designer also at Nordstrom. I’m not sure either if I would like managerial role and I think I would only know after having been in that position. It seems like Kate Ramsey also took a similar path. I’d like to be able to do the same in the future. Nordstrom is a great company to work for because they tend to hire and promote from within the company so there’s many opportunities and room to grow. Real life example is my fiancé who got promotion after only one and half years working there.