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Michelle Child

Michelle Child

UX Designer

Michelle went from teaching in a foreign country to following her passion for design. Now her daily work involves bringing ideas to life in digital form. Here's Michelle's story:

Before coming to The Iron Yard, I worked as an English Assistant in a small French town near Dijon. When I came home, I had no idea what to do next. A friend suggested I look into The Iron Yard.

After reviewing their site, I instantly clicked with the design material and self-motivated, fast-paced environment they presented. I was enthralled with the idea of learning a new skill and making a career in interface design.

Throughout the class I was constantly challenged, inspired, and confident I was on the forefront of design/code education, learning from extremely talented people. It's such an exciting time to enter the industry!

Within a month of finishing the course I was offered a job by a company familiar with the quality education of The Iron Yard. I'm teaching myself new, marketable skills every day, and couldn't be more excited to spend my career as a designer.

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