Lenora Porter

Lenora is a true go-getter! She sees no barriers when it comes to her goals and is fearlessly creating her own path. Her content is incredibly inspiring and always so valuable. I really admire this girl and her determination, she is doing some awesome things already and will achieve incredible things! Make sure you follow her journey!

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About Lenora

Hello! My name is Lenora Porter and I am a Senior User Experience Designer who plays in the rare unicorn space as a hybrid Front End Engineer. In 2015, I transitioned into my first UX role after attending a coding boot camp. In my experience, I didn’t feel as though my coding boot camp helped me learn the tools I really needed to learn. I received so many “no’s” or “you don’t have experience” so I went on a journey to teach myself. I had prior design and psychology knowledge, so I felt an easier path would be User Experience Design so I used books and online courses to ramp up. Before transitioning into tech, I was a High School Math Teacher who created beautiful oil paintings in my spare time. Design/Creativity came natural so learning the visual aspect of UX, using my prior knowledge of psychology (University of Florida ‘14 Psychology Major), and the coding Bootcamp experience, I finally made way into the industry of my dreams. Currently, I am hybrid Senior Product Designer/ Front End Engineer working at Salesforce for the Heroku team. When I am not working, I’m curating design and front-end content to share amongst my social platforms. My mission is to inspire other women and minorities to take a bold leap into the world of tech. Tech doesn’t thrive on software engineers alone; it needs those sympathetic, art-focused individuals to keep things above water. With natural talent, determination, and resilience, I believe anyone can transform the world one app at a time through design.

How did you get into tech?

Self-taught/Coding Bootcamp.

What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?

UX Design, UI Engineering, JavaScript.

What are you currently learning/practising?

Currently, I’m diving deeper into visual design tools and front end development.

What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?

Udemy, Skillshare, Design+Code, Refactor UI, and etc.

What would people learn about by following you?

User Experience Design, Accessibility, and building out our design using Front End methodologies.

What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?

It was strictly for accountability at first then it became a community of people to love!

How can we get in touch with you?

My website’s contact page.

Lightning round

iPhone or Android?

iPhone

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

Chocolate

What’s the next place you want to travel to?

Ivory Coast

How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?

6

What is your superpower?

Love.

Yes to that superpower! You are amazing, Lenora! I’m so grateful to know you virtually and I hope to get to hug you IRL sometime soon 🙂

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