Mock Interviews For Job Seeking UX Professionals

An evening of fast-paced fun and practice for job seekers and those who want to polish their interviewing skills.

Are you a job seeker looking to improve your interviewing skills? Or perhaps you want to polish your skills and prepare for your next job opportunity? Join us for an evening of fast-paced fun and practice to help you ace your next interview at Shift Retail Labs on VCU campus!

Our event will feature a series of mock interviews, where you’ll have a chance to practice answering common interview questions and receive feedback on your performance. You’ll have the opportunity to walk your interviewer through work in your portfolio or on your resume. The evening’s activities are designed to help you think on your feet, showcase your strengths, and overcome any interview jitters.

Led by your fearless industry professionals from the Richmond Design Group, this event is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on practice in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your strengths and opportunities as an interviewee, and actionable tips to help you improve your performance in future interviews.

Whether you’re a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between, this event is open to anyone who wants to build their confidence and ace their next job interview. Don’t miss this chance to have fun, learn, and connect with other job seekers in a dynamic and supportive environment! 

Space in this hands-on, interactive workshop is extremely limited. Reserve your spot today before there are no spots left!

02.25.23: In-person workshop – Practicing Service Design at the Science Museum of Virginia

Richmond Design Group connects, inspires, celebrates, and amplifies the designers of today and tomorrow in the Richmond area.

In-person Workshop

Get out your lab coats and dust off your clipboards! This month, we’re inviting you along with us to conduct a heuristic analysis of the service experience at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Heuristics offer fast, practical ways to solve problems or make decisions. As UX professionals, we use heuristic evaluations to systematically determine a design’s or a product’s usability. But how might your digital skills play out in the real world? And what does this have to do with the Science Museum of Virginia? Meet up with us at the museum and find out!

We’ll start at 1pm, talking about heuristic analysis and how to map it to a brick and mortar experience. Then we’ll set you loose in the museum with some thought starters – you can work on your own or with a group to discover what’s working well and where some experience gaps might exist. After our review, we’ll come back together to discuss our findings and recommendations. Finally, we’ll cap off the afternoon with a social meet & greet down the street at River City Roll.

Note: Reserving a space in the workshop is free, but gaining entry to the Science Museum is not.

Space in this hands-on, interactive workshop is extremely limited. Don’t forget to reserve your spot (free on Eventbrite) and purchase your Science Museum ticket for entry ($16 per person, with discounts for educators, or free for museum members)

RSVP so we know you’ll be there, then purchase admission to the Science Museum for Feb 25, 2023

10.28.22: Panel Discussion – Can Teamwork Really Make the Dream Work?

Richmond Design Group connects, inspires, celebrates, and amplifies the designers of today and tomorrow in the Richmond area.

Panel Discussion

This month, we’ve invited a panel of teammates from Simple Thread to share their knowledge as they discover, define, design, and develop digital experiences for their clients. Learn all the secrets of how this close-knit team works together from Research to Deployment on a variety of B2B and B2C projects. We’ll dig into things like: managing client expectations, keeping your assets organized, handoff from team to team and agency to client, and more!

Space is limited so don’t forget to grab your ticket!


Stacey Warthen, Principal UX Designer, Simple Thread

Bio: Stacey has been crafting effective and intuitive experiences as a UX designer for 10+ years, working with a variety of clients and business verticals, from startups to enterprise businesses. She is particularly passionate about user research and creating inclusive, collaborative environments in the design and tech world.

Derek Heilmann, Senior UI/UX Designer, Simple Thread

Bio: Derek is a VCU grad with over 10 years of design experience at a variety of agencies and companies. He’s been working at Simple Thread for the last 4 years as the senior UI/UX designer managing design systems, interfaces and the overall user experience on a wide range of both B2B and B2C products.

Austin Carr, Senior Software Engineer, Simple Thread

Bio: 50% Designer, 50% Developer, 100% Hunk. Austin has worked professionally for 9 years making everything from library marketing websites to cyber security web apps. He loves harnessing the web to create delightful experiences that make people’s lives easier.

Coming 10.11.22: Social Hour at Ardent Craft Ales

Hey you! Richmond Design Group is officially back in session! Our first in-person meetup of the year takes place October 11 at Ardent Craft Ales from 5-7pm. Reconnect with old friends and make some new ones as we get together for this informal meet & greet social.

Get to know our Board for 2022-23, and join us as we kick off a season of programs to connect, inspire, celebrate, and amplify the designers of today and tomorrow in the Richmond area. Don’t forget to grab a ticket!