Before Bloc: Aerospace Engineer, Space Systems Loral
After Bloc: Frontend Developer, Sephora
Why did she enroll in Bloc? With a degree in Computer Science, Gemma decided to quit her job as an aerospace engineer to pursue her passion. This was sparked after her husband landed the job of his dreams , considering Gemma also wanted a job that she loved.
Gemma’s Capstone: Jott.ly. A web application focused on allowing users to sign up and create an account, make simple content pages, and provide a way to collaborate with others within their organization
Before Bloc: Freelance video producer
After Bloc: Entrepreneur
Why did he enroll in Bloc? Initially, Michael helped out a few friends with developing an app, and discovered that he liked the process. Michael realized that in order to learn more and pursue graphic designing, he would need more experience and confidence in the field.
Michael’s Capstone: Midnight Express: An Uber-for-busses startup that offers late-night bus service from San Francisco to Silicon Valley
Before Bloc: SharePoint System Engineer, Dimension Data
After Bloc: UX/UI Designer, BitPool
Why did she enroll in Bloc? Jeya wants to dive deeper into user experience, and be able to apply user experience skills for when she prototypes ideas or creates websites.
Jeya’s Capstone: Jott.ly. A web application focused on allowing users to sign up and create an account, make simple content pages, and provide a way to collaborate with others within their organization
Jeya’s Personal Portfolio:
Jeya’s Medium post on her Bloc and Thinkful Experience:
Before Bloc: UX Design Consultant, Program Coordinator for Product Design, Web and Graphic Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Design.
After Bloc: Interviewing
Why did she enroll in Bloc? Valeria came to Bloc with the goal to get a more in-depth sense of UX – she believes that everything starts with the users and wants to be a part of the building process.
Invision: An app for online Design courses
UXplore: An app that inspires UX designers, and helps them organize the initial phases of a new project
Before Bloc: Marketing and Graphic Design, Webpass
After Bloc: Interaction Designer, Tata Communications
Why did she enroll in Bloc? She had tried Treehouse, Codeacademy, and Thinkful, but chose Bloc due to 3 things:
Convenience-She had a job and needed the flexibility
Affordability– Bloc offered a more affordable program compared to others
Curriculum– The structure of the coursework and having a mentor
Nina’s Portfolio: She focuses on branding, print, and web design. The link to her portfolio and different things she does is right here.