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Alec is a NYC-based entrepreneur and the co-founder of RookieUp, a mentorship startup which pairs aspiring designers and web developers with mentors to help them build portfolios and land their dream jobs.
If you’re stuck in a job you hate and have dreams of becoming a designer and working in a creative role that fills you with excitement daily, the road to entering this completely new industry can feel daunting.
Making a major career shift late in life to follow your passion is scary. Not only is it sometimes difficult to know where to start to learn about an expansive field like design, but it can also feel risky, especially if you’re working a secure job.