glen oakes - "cover letter"
Hi, Peak. I'm Glen. I'd like to work with you.
Firstly, congrats on a brilliant, seriously addictive product. (I had force myself to stop playing to write this). I would love to be considered for the UI Designer position that you're looking to fill.

Here's what I have to offer
Fresh talent
A recent graduate of Designation, the most comprehensive, and (in my opinion) best UI/UX bootcamp in the world.
I recently changed my career path to follow what I'm truely passionate about and it wasn't a lightly taken decision. I love designing user experiences and aim to be one of the worlds top designers in the next 5-10 years, I am dedicated to committing the hours to make it happen and want to be surrounded by the best. Looking at the founders of Peak makes it clear that this is one of the best places to be.
A seasoned professional
I spent ten years working in corporate IT roles, finding bugs in software and supporting mission-critical education systems. I know what it means to collaborate, multi-task, quickly up-skill whenever needed, how to voice my opinions and manage my time wisely.

Here's what I can't offer
A degree
I finished high school without a clue what I wanted to do or be, instead I did some travelling, entered the workforce early and don't regret it.
Years of design experience
This might be a problem. Fair call. My only experience (aside from online self-learning) is that with Designation. In saying that, I would encourage you to see what I was able to achieve there having had zero design experience prior and how that might progress in a few months.

Sometimes a fresh perspective can make an unexpectedly profound contribution. I'd love the opportunity to show you how I can handle a design challenge.
Adobe Suite mastery
Most of my experience to date is with Sketch for UI design, Principle for animations and InVision for end-to-end prototyping. However, I back my ability to learn fast, and have absolutely no doubt I could get up to speed in a short amount of time.

Thanks for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Glen Oakes
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