Chapter Three
Winter 2017

Gerard Didier Janson

Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design) 
Billy Blue College of Design, Sydney, 2017


How did College change your life? My life has changed because I am now working as a User Experience Designer doing what I love everyday. I don’t feel like I’m going to work every morning and that feeling is worth all the hard work I put in at college.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?  The highlight of my career so far — was being sent to Miami recently to talk to users and demo our cloud based application. I learnt a lot about how users use our software and where we can improve. As a user experience designer, that first hand knowledge is invaluable.

When did you stop feeling like a student and start feeling like a professional in training? I felt like a professional in training immediately after college as I was employed right away. The amount of interest I received from employers was amazing and helped build a confidence I never had before.