If you’re reading this, you’re likely part of the estimated 70% of people who’ve dealt with imposter syndrome at some point in their professional careers. Imposter syndrome is the psychological pattern where one doubts their skills and persistently fears being exposed as a “fraud”. It knows no limits to who it affects, and designers Madeline Packard and Shara Rosenbalm are no exception. These designers explore design methods and offer a few tools to battle imposter syndrome and subdue your inner fraud.
About the speakers
Combine design, nerd, and humor, and you have Shara. She’s the newest Digital Product Designer at Dialexa, a technology services firm that designs and engineers custom products and platforms. When she’s not working, Shara takes on challenging roles, such as Lead UX designer, freelance consultant, wife, and mom.
She is a capable project manager, methodical designer, and skillful problem solver. Her visual design background allows her to consider and advocate for usability while maintaining a sophisticated design aesthetic.
Shara graduated with a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also has an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University and recently became a certified UX Designer courtesy of Southern Methodist University’s certificate program.
Ask her any true crime trivia and she’ll likely know it. It’s her secret talent.
Madeline is an associate UX designer at Lucid, a research technology company that bridges the divide between global questions and human answers. She received her B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and her UX design certification from Southern Methodist University. As a documentary filmmaker turned UX designer, Madeline is no stranger to the hopes and fears that accompany career planning and believes there is always an opportunity to learn something new. In her spare time, you’ll find Madeline reading a book from her ever-growing list or exploring design principles for complex systems and emerging technologies.