How to become a UX consultant

Uday Gajendar

So what’s it really like to enter the world of freelance UX consulting, while trying to build a virtuous cycle of speaking, teaching, and advising? Turns out, there are a lot of volatile emotions and tactical challenges.

Join us for a DesignTalk with firsthand lessons and insights for those seeking to expand their repertoire into the realm of UX consulting. Whether you’re a newbie venturing on your own, a corporate design veteran striving to branch out with full autonomy, or an in-house designer looking to champion UX internally, this talk will offer valuable battle-tested tips. We’ll close with a Q&A session where you’ll be able to pick Uday’s brain with your own specific questions.
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Uday Gajendar

Uday Gajendar is a proven design leader focused on new product innovation and guiding startups on UX fundamentals. Uday has gained 15+ years of versatile expertise from working with teams at Facebook, Medallia, Citrix, Netflix, Adobe, Frogdesign and others, spanning enterprise to consumer, web to mobile. He also regularly writes for ACM Interactions and routinely speaks worldwide on design topics at SXSW, UX Australia, IxDA, and other venues. You can read Uday’s thoughts on design at his blog,

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