Alumni Stories

From Photographer to UX Designer

Portrait photo of Kenzie grad Scott Hager smiling at camera while wearing a dress shirt and tie and standing in front of a forest.

Scott Hager

From Photographer to UX Designer
UX Design '19
  • Job Title
    Jr. UX Designer
  • Employer After Graduation
    Highlight Technologies
Scott's Story

“I found out about Kenzie Academy through my job search. I applied for a [job] but ended up signing up as a student for UX Design,” Scott said.

Kenzie provided a place to learn and grow his UX design and technical skills under the guidance of subject matter experts with actual industry experience and connections. These subject matter experts, Scott says, treated him and his fellow learners as “human beings rather than a paycheck.”

“They took personal time out of their schedule to interact with you and help you with any questions you had,” Scott said.

Scott completed the UX Design program at Kenzie and we’re cheering him on as he moves on to his next big adventure. He recently accepted a role as a Proposal Coordinator and Graphic Specialist at Highlight Technologies. He was originally hired on as a Junior UX Designer at Highlight’s offices in St. Louis, Mo. but then had the opportunity to move to this remote position.

“If you’re considering joining Kenzie Academy, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that it is definitely not like a traditional college at all,” Scott said. “It’s almost like being at home, and you make lifelong friends and family.”

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Group photo of Kenzie UX Design students posing and smiling in front of a brick wall on Kenzie's Indianapolis campus. Kenzie grad Scott Hager is in the middle of the group, smiling at the camera.
"Never be afraid to ask questions. Never expect to know everything right from the beginning—there are always mentors and people you can rely on
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