Hi hello! My name is Colin, here’s a bit about me and how I’ve come to join The Odin Project community:
I graduated from university with a degree in psychology. That was about three years ago, and since then I’ve working in elementary schools, mostly with the special needs population.
A year ago I became interested in UX design, and I set out to teach myself. I read several books and watched tutorials online. I taught myself some basic HTML and CSS as a complementary skill, and I used what I learned to build myself an online portfolio. It wasn’t a fancy site - I kept things pretty minimalist - but it did its intended job.
I cobbled together a few UX research projects and put them on my site, and then I applied for entry level/assistant positions. No luck there, but at some point I realized I enjoyed building my portfolio site more than conducting UX research. I found it gratifying to puzzle through the problems I encountered, and I’d end up sinking many afternoons into fiddling with the code.
So here I am! I’m excited to continue learning through TOP.