A Day in the Life of an Illustrator

The Home Stretch

Guest Annick Huber grew up all over the world — literally. Splitting most of her time between Europe and Latin America, she came to the conclusion early in her career that she wanted a permanent (or at least semi-permanent) home base. Passionate about art, and having graduated from SCAD Atlanta, Annick focused on creating environmental art for video games and then animating television programs. But, jobs in those fields came with frequent layoffs or relocations to other cities. One career kept showing up time and again — UX.

For those who aren’t familiar with this growing field, according to Oxford Languages, UX (short for User Experience) refers to the overall experience of a person using a product such as a website or computer application, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use. Annick completed her Masters from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where she learned how to utilize user research to improve user experience. Still based in Atlanta, she worked as a product designer with a UX focus until recently taking a break to prepare for becoming a mom.

In addition to career talk, Annick shares what it’s like to grow up with a Swiss dad and Guatemalan Mom. Join us this episode for a brief look at how someone who grew up navigating the differences between two vastly different cultures views American culture — especially in today’s climate of division.

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