In the summer of 2020, our dedicated team of UX and website design experts at Anchor & Alpine had the privilege of mentoring aspiring designers from the NeON Summer program. We guided them through logo creation, website design, and online store setup, courtesy of our friends at Big Cartel. This experience was not just about honing their graphic design skills but also empowering them to embark on a career in the field.
Two years on, the tangible results of our mentorship became even more evident. One of our proud mentees reached out, expressing her heartfelt gratitude for the knowledge and guidance she received from our team. She’s since channeled that knowledge into designing products and successfully launching her own online store. This underscores the significant impact of effective mentorship, especially in fields like UX and website design.
NeON Summer, an initiative by the New York City Department of Probation (DOP) in collaboration with community-driven providers, is truly commendable. Its focus isn’t just on employment readiness, but also cultural enrichment, mentorship, educational advancements, arts initiatives, and mental health/wellness services. By offering participants a holistic platform to nurture their career aspirations, develop essential work-readiness capabilities, and express their creative insights, the program acts as a catalyst in molding social, civic, and leadership prowess.
Our collaboration with NeON Summer was an affirmation of our commitment to fostering the next generation of UX and website design professionals.