How to Get Started as a UX Consultant
Are you thinking about becoming a UX Consultant? Maybe you’re considering joining a consulting firm and work on a variety of projects for a wide range of clients; or maybe you’d like to go off on your own and become a UX freelancer.
In this Master Class webinar, Cory Lebson, senior consultant and freelancer, will talk about how to achieve success in the consulting world, and what specifically you need to think about if you want to go off on your own and become a small business owner.
- What it really means to work in-house vs. in a consulting world.
- The difference between consulting for a company or being an independent consultant through your own business.
- What kinds of skill sets you can use in your new role and why expertise in at least one area is so important
- What you need to think about when setting up your own business.
- How to figure out what rates to offer.
- When and how to negotiate with clients.
- How to achieve work/life balance as a freelancer.
- Activities you can do to help stay productive when work is light.
Join this Master Class webinar to learn how to get started as a UX Consultant.
Cory Lebson is a user experience consultant with over 20 years of experience. He is the Principal and Owner of Lebsontech LLC, an organization that is focused on user research and evaluation, user experience strategy and UX training.
Cory is the author of The UX Careers Handbook (Second Edition) and is a LinkedIn Learning instructor. Cory also speaks frequently, has been featured on the radio and has also published a number of articles in a variety of professional publications.
Cory has an MBA in marketing and technology management, as well as an MA in sociology and a BS in psychology. Cory is a past president of the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International and is also a past president of the DC Chapter of the UXPA.
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