I'm Sophia Kecir Camper.

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Mentoring
Professionals willing to shift their career to Design, young Designers needing a sparring partner to sharpen their portfolio and Resume... I share my Design Thinking and JTBD chopsticks to empower them to think outside of the box. Either through platforms like Designlab or through private on-demand enquiries.

In-house team facilitation
Design audit, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Ideation sessions... Agencies and startups commissioned me to facilitate workshops for their Design team to grow and for their non-design teams to be included in the conversation, and overall for both to thrive and grow their product consistently together.

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Testimonials

"Sophia has been an amazing mentor and I am grateful for having her on my UXA journey! She is very professional, knowledgeable, and insightful. She asks aspiring questions and challenges me to think differently and be sharper with my design decisions. Whenever I am stuck with a concept or an assignment, she takes time to explain and walks through the process with me. When I feel stressed and start questioning myself, she listens and encourages me, she is a kind and caring human being. I would recommend Sophia as a mentor, she will challenge you to be a remarkable designer, and she will be there with you every step of the way!"
Loretta Mao — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia is an incredibly intelligent design mentor who has extensive education and experience. She can speak to any topic in design and has deep knowledge of the entire design process. This really shows in her mentorship style, as she is always encouraging me to dig deeper and really understand the user and job to be done. She also encourages creative, unique solutions, as learning is the time to play and really try new things. Sophia can be tough, but this is all to help you design at a higher level and really succeed. I would recommend Sophia for anyone that is looking to be challenged, to dig deep, and to learn from someone who really knows their stuff."
William Alex Matos — UX/UI Design Mentee
"I have absolutely loved having Sophia as a mentor. She is so kind, open-minded and personable. I really appreciate how she has challenged and encouraged me to experiment and not be afraid of failure or judgement. After every meeting, I feel revitalized and excited to try new things. She has great advice and insight into the world of design and just in general has made my time at DesignLab very enjoyable!"
Sage Pivirotto — UX/UI Design Mentee
"My time having Sophia as a mentor was truly a wonderful learning experience. From day one, Sophia always offered different lenses and perspectives through which to view (and do) design. It was Sophia who taught me what "design thinking" encompasses, continuously pushing me to further develop my critical thinking skills. Each session was an enjoyable lesson. If you're reading this and have Sophia as your DesignLab mentor, then congrats! She is a gem of a designer, mentor, and human being. Thanks for everything, Sophia! ¡Gracias!"
Patricia Cardona — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia was truly truly a wonderful mentor to learn from. Her thorough feedback will help you consider things from so many different angles. She will share with you fundamental ways of thinking about design - ways you can apply to any project in the future. This will keep your perspective fresh and exciting in the design process. Sophia is also very down-to-earth and open-minded. She will gladly answer your questions and share her wisdom and advice from her extensive experience. The one-to-one video sessions seemed to fly by because I was listening to every word and taking notes, haha! Sophia absolutely cares about her students and wants only the best for them pursuing a design career. Thank you, Sophia!!! :o)"
Michelle Duhaime — UX/UI Design Mentee
"I came into the course not knowing what I would get out of it even though I did countless research on different UX design Bootcamp courses before choosing DesignLab. Like a new user on a website/app, I had one goal: to broaden my knowledge on UX/UI design and see if I can go down this journey as a designer. Like a new user, I felt a bit overwhelmed, worried, and frustrated at times in the course and during my personal journey of becoming a designer. Sophia, my mentor has made a huge impact on not only challenging me to think deeper but she also empowered me to make my own design decision. When I was totally lost, Sophia then guided me in the right direction so that I can keep my momentum going and continue without giving up. To make the best use of the four 1-hour mentor sessions, Sophia always made sure that I plan for it accordingly. Thank you so much, Sophia! It was an absolute pleasure to be taught and mentored by you."
Miso Cho — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Working with Sophia was both challenging and extremely rewarding. Her rich experience as a designer is evident from every conversation we had and every piece of feedback I received. She consistently pushed me to think of my design in different ways by asking thoughtful questions and encouraged me to think big and bold. Not only that, but Sophia's kindness and humor made my experience at Designlab one I will remember forever. Thank you, Sophia!"
Alitzel Tamayo — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia has been such a tremendous mentor for me. Her feedback on each submission and in our meetings was incredibly helpful and detailed. I liked how she really pushed my thinking and were able to explain how these activities would happen
in a real-life scenario."
Diana Hu — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia helped me to make many connections on how to design for end-users. I used to only think about how things can be created and not about the user experience or how a user will actually use the thing. This has had a profound impact on the way that I work and is leading me to explore alternate ways of designing things. I am really grateful
for Sophia's mentorship."
John Hillegas — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia is an excellent mentor, very positive and
open-minded! She always gives not only detailed and thorough feedbacks but also some advice that encourages you to think and go a little further of the class. In Skype sessions, Sophia gave explanations using metaphors, visual elements, and real-life examples for better understanding. I've gained a lot of knowledge from her. Thanks Sophia!"​
Olga Bolshchikov — UX/UI Design Mentee
"Sophia is a great teacher. She understands the student's learning behavior (to go fast or to go slow and detailed) and adjusts accordingly. Her grip on the subject is excellent and details out the topics very well and gives examples from real life to ease the understanding. An honor to learn from her."​
Raghuvamsi Ayapill — UX/UI Design Mentee