Sometimes I feel self-conscious about never receiving a formal education in design, but, to be honest, the times that I feel most successful as a designer are when I can translate authentic connections with users into usable designs.
I can completely relate to this mindset. Imposter syndrome is something I constantly struggle with. On my design team, I often feel unsure if my input is valuable or even correct when critiquing other’s work because I’m self-taught. I’m confident that in time, formal education or not, I’ll have the experience to feel less insecure about my ideas and feedback. If you have any experience overcoming this please do share!
I really enjoyed reading about your journey — best of luck to you in the future of your UX career!