MentorOla

Bringing the very best design mentors & mentees together

MentorOla aims to bring the very best Design Mentors & Mentees together in one place.

Easily connect with an experienced Design Mentor, build relationships, and improve your knowledge and skills in a much shorter time.

Reviews
  • Pros: 

    It's a great idea and the sign up is easy

    Cons: 

    The mentors aren't active. I contacted some, but never got responses. After 3 months I gave up.

    I get that it's a new company but it's not fair to make someone pay for services you can't deliver. I asked for a refund but got no response, please refund my money. Thanks.

    TC has used this product for one year.
  • Julian James
    Julian JamesMD/CD @ Kong
    Pros: 

    Everything

    Cons: 

    Nothing

    Amazing idea, executed magnificently.

    Julian James has used this product for one week.
Discussion
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Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
Hey there. I'm Marc, the Founder of MentorOla. MentorOla is a new site for Mentors and Mentees in the UI & UX Design community. Helping to bring the very best Design Mentors & Mentees together in one place. Like I've mentioned in many of my Medium articles, I've always advocated 'time-served' designers giving a little something back, and helping those young guns (or folks navigating a change of career) out with valuable advice and support. I have many things planned for MentorOla moving forward and would love to hear your thoughts and feedback? Big thanks to @chrismessina for the Hunt! UPDATE: I'm also adding badges to the first 50 Profiles on the site! Get yourself an 'Early Adopter' Badge before they're all gone ;)
Aggelos Gesoulis
Aggelos Gesoulis@anges244 · JavaScript Developer
@mrcndrw Really love the idea of developing mentor/mentees relationships and I think it has a lot of potential... Could you explain a bit further how this works? I mean are the questions asked on your website or do designers find mentors to reach on social media(Twitter,Dribbble,etc.)?
Katerina Limpitsouni
Katerina Limpitsouni@ninalimpi · Illustrator • Fun at https://undraw.co/
@chrismessina @mrcndrw This is a lovely thought! Knowledge should be passed on and giving back is the noblest thing one can do! Congratulations @mrcndrw ! 😀😀
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@anges244 Hi Aggelos. In V.1 i'm looking at keeping conversations on-site via Private Messaging and Notifications. But i'm open to any suggestions for V.2, V.3 and onward... :)
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@chrismessina @ninalimpi Thank you Katerina. Not just for your support, but for those stunning illustrations also :)
Aggelos Gesoulis
Aggelos Gesoulis@anges244 · JavaScript Developer
@mrcndrw Oh, nice! Will try and see this in action! Thx!
Graeme
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making Prototypr.io and Letter 💌
Congrats Marc!! Love the use of unDraw (cc @NinaLimpi @anges244)!! I've been making an npm package for unDraw, so people can use them as React components 👉 https://github.com/GraemeFulton/... You already got some great mentors on there, it looks very promising!
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@ninalimpi @anges244 @graeme_fulton Thanks Graeme. Yeah the work Katerina is doing at UnDraw is amazing. She has gotten creds in the Footer :)
David A. Lindahl
David A. Lindahl@austriker27 · web dev | into design & startups
@ninalimpi @anges244 @graeme_fulton Whoa, what an awesome project Graeme!!
Graeme
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making Prototypr.io and Letter 💌
Jennifer Aldrich
Jennifer Aldrich@jma245 · UX & Content Strategist at InVision
So excited about this Marc! Thank you so much for investing your time and love in this project—it's an amazing resource for the design community!
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@jma245 Thanks so much Jennifer for all your support!
Lindsay Bridges
Lindsay Bridges@smmlindsay · Marketing Professional
This is nothing short of amazing! I'm an experienced graphic designer trying to get my feet wet in UX/UI design and this is such an incredible resource. Kudos to you all for continuing to foster the ever-helpful trend of the design community and bringing us together in one space!
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@smmlindsay Thanks Lindsay for the great feedback. The response so far has been great, which is a positive!
David Simpson
David Simpson@simpson · Founder at Designed
Congrats on the launch! Would love to see if we could ever partner at Designed.org, we have a few hundred design mentors around the world
Marc Andrew
Marc AndrewMaker@mrcndrw · Designer. Author. Creator of Cabana.
@simpson Thanks David. Would love to chat. What's the best way to contact you?
David Simpson
David Simpson@simpson · Founder at Designed
@mrcndrw That would be great! Ping me at david@designed.org