⭐ Brainster students are startling individuals.
That’s why each month Brainster shines a spotlight on one of the students, who is working hard to realise their dreams and ambitious career goals.
The Student of the Month is the one that has achieved exceptional success at the Brainster Bootcamp.
The student that triumphs the month: has a creative approach to working on real-life projects; takes responsibility for completing the tasks assigned by the instructors on time; attends and actively participates in classes.
This recognition acknowledges a student who is fully dedicated to the Bootcamp.
Read more about our December 2020, Student of the Month
Born in Romania, lived in Portugal for the majority of his life and now settled in Austria. He is a postgraduate physiotherapist, that constantly aims to sharpen his skills and to develop new ones, along the way to reaching his career goals.
Considering the importance of constant and never-ending self-improvement, Sergiu made a career change to UX design. This turned out to be a great choice, by showing exceptional results at the Bootcamp. Meet Sergiu!
Brainster: What is your typical day in Brainster’s UI/UX Bootcamp?
Sergiu: On the days when we have live sessions led by an instructor, we learn about UX/UI theory and how to put it into practice
We are given either individual or group projects in which we can apply our learnings and develop our skills. During these sessions, when working in groups, we also have the opportunity to consult the instructor about our assignments.
Brainster: Since the Bootcamp is remote, how do you collaborate with your colleagues and instructors? What kind of support do you get from the instructors?
Sergiu: When working on projects with my colleagues we usually communicate through Slack and Zoom. We also use platforms like Miro in which we carry out many of our assignments.
The support from the instructors has been very good, both when it’s done during the live sessions, or via other channels like Slack. Their input has been very helpful to guide us in the right direction.
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Brainster: Since you start learning, what has been the most challenging thing so far?
Sergiu: The projects we have to carry out can be pretty complex and require us to comply with deadlines. However, I assume that is how things work in the ‘real world’, so it is a plus to have the opportunity to be prepared for such challenges. Something more specific that has been a difficulty is the recruiting of users for our projects, either for research or testing purposes.
Brainster: From the first class of UX/UI Design Bootcamp, I remember…
Sergiu: We were presented with an overview of how vast UX Design can be and how many other disciplines it can integrate.
I also remember our instructor Damjan and his entertaining demeanour.
Brainster: Who are your design heroes?
Sergiu: It is difficult for me to pinpoint a specific designer. Generally, I draw inspiration from minimalist and Scandinavian design concepts.
Brainster: According to you, which apps have the best UX design?
Sergiu: From the apps I use frequently, I like Duolingo, Slack, Evernote, and Google Maps. Meet Sergiu Clipei – Student of the month | Brainster
Brainster: Any last bits of advice that you would give to potential students who want to break into UX Design in 2021?
Sergiu: In regards to the UX/UI Bootcamp, it is something that requires time, energy, and commitment. So I would advise potential students to take that into account to have the right mindset during the Bootcamp.