I’m Ted Kessler, an up-and-coming UX/UI/Product Designer and 3D artist with programming experience and a background in healthcare technology from the Bay Area, CA. I recently finished a UX/UI Design certificate program and I’m looking to do some high-quality work for a great company. I found this Product Designer position with Cerebral and I’m very excited about it because I am immensely passionate about healthcare, specifically mental health, and I am looking to make a big difference for the better in this realm. Additionally, as a Cerebral patient, I have some very useful insights that can help improve Cerebral’s products.
Here is how I specifically align with your desired qualifications (taken from the job description):
- Low ego – you’re in this to help people and are focused on the outcomes rather than what you get out of it (I’m used to heavy emphasis on the “Patients First” mindset from my previous company)
- You’ve worked on consumer-facing products and been a part of their growth (one paid UX project so far, but trying hard to build more experience. In a non-UX role, my experience as a Product Investigator helped shape the HeartFlow FFRct product for several years)
- A desire to learn, a willingness to try (and fail)
- A team mindset, and a knack for forming working relationships across both the design team and the org (I’ve led cross-functional projects in my previous role, coordinating with key stakeholders across 5 departments)
- You have a point of view and can defend it, but know when to pick your battles
- You’re able to find the balance between research and moving quickly
- Comfortable juggling multiple important tasks and can prioritize well in a fast-paced environment
- Self-directed – you can be pointed at a problem and research, design, and test a solution with minimal oversight
- At least 2 years full-time experience working in some aspect of product design (~3.5 yrs as a Product Investigator in a medical technology environment, plus experience designing and building various websites as freelance projects)
- Even if you don’t check all of these boxes, we encourage you to apply anyway (except the ego thing – that one is non-negotiable).
Bonus points if you have experience with:
- Healthcare or regulated industry experience (5.5 years of experience)
- Startup and/or A/B testing experience (previous employer was a quickly-developing startup, and I have A/B testing experience from my early web design days)
Below is a link to my most relevant UX/UI design project: Psychfinder, an app that helps patients find mental healthcare providers. I’m excited because this seems to align closely with your company’s product, and I chose the topic of mental healthcare for this project because it’s my desired career trajectory.
Underneath that are links to the other UX/UI design projects I’ve done during my UX/UI bootcamp course.
My other work may be of interest as well.