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Behind the Brand

Eniola currently conducts impactful user research with cross-functional teams at Meta. She began her people research career at Branding Science, an agency in the biotechnology space, and later moved on to advance Design Thinking at Kaiser Permanente. She then designed research strategy and led research across a digital platform at Silicon Valley Bank. Outside of her full-time position, Eniola provides career coaching to other UX Researchers and leads UX projects with social justice organizations in her community. She’s excited to share how UX Researchers are uniquely positioned to drive inclusive and
accessible innovation in tech. #ResearchforReal #DesignforAll

1:1 Coaching

I’m passionate about getting more highly skilled UX Researchers into positions where they thrive. If you’re a UX Researcher or working on becoming one, let’s connect!

UXR in Training

Are you ready to put your research skillset to the test in UX? Tech startups are always in need of UX research and can’t always afford it. I’ve built this program to connect researchers like you, who are looking for more industry experience, with startups, who are looking for affordable UX research!

Startup UXR

I’m working to connect early-stage startups with UX Researchers that are happy to help answer their high-level questions and shape a research strategy that will set them up for success!

Behind the Brand

Eniola currently conducts impactful user research with cross-functional teams at Meta. She began her
people research career at Branding Science, an agency in the biotechnology space, and later moved on to
advance Design Thinking at Kaiser Permanente. She then designed research strategy and led research
across a digital platform at Silicon Valley Bank. Outside of her full-time position, Eniola provides career
coaching to other UX Researchers and leads UX projects with social justice organizations in her
community. She’s excited to share how UX Researchers are uniquely positioned to drive inclusive and
accessible innovation in tech. #ResearchforReal #DesignforAll

1:1 Coaching

I’m passionate about getting more highly skilled UX Researchers into positions where they thrive. If you’re a UX Researcher or working on becoming one, let’s connect!

UXR in Training

Are you ready to put your research skillset to the test in UX? Tech startups are always in need of UX research and can’t always afford it. I’ve built this program to connect researchers like you, who are looking for more industry experience, with startups, who are looking for affordable UX research!

Startup UXR

I’m working to connect early-stage startups with UX Researchers that are happy to help answer their high-level questions and shape a research strategy that will set them up for success!

Featured Articles

UXR Portfolio

Over the course of my career as a UX Researcher, I’ve had the pleasure of conducting portfolio reviews while interviewing candidates, coaching UXRs in building exemplary portfolios and of course refining my own. I’ve been a UX Researcher for 6 years, working across biotech, healthcare, fintech, and now I’m at Meta. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things about building and strengthening a UX research portfolio, and I’m happy to share some of the gems. If you are new to UX and think only designers have portfolios, please keep reading!...

Pivot into UX

Last week we were joined by Eniola Abioye, Senior UX Design Researcher at Silicon Valley Bank and UX research career coach for a special live episode of Awkward Silences.

Eniola answered audience questions and shared some of her best tips for crafting a research portfolio that stands out, transitioning from different fields, and why not everyone needs a bootcamp.

Eniola talked about…
Ways to translate your resume into "UX speak"
Building a user research portfolio, even if you’re a beginner
– How to skip the $$$ UX bootcamps
Learning to assert yourself, gain confidence, and earn the trust of stakeholders...

Building Rapport w/ Participants

How can UX researchers encourage users to reveal their authentic selves more naturally during interviews? In this talk, Eniola will share strategies to establish trust and overcome bias with users so they can share more holistic stories. Turning honest insights into advocacy in product design will call companies to design for real people, rather than who designers expect them to be...

Connecting with Users

Rapport building is a crucial—but understated—part of life.

It increases our chances of getting that job from a hiring manager. It helps us turn strangers into friends or loved ones. It’s an artform mastered by politicians, celebrities, and influencers alike to win hearts and minds.

And, as researchers, it’s an indispensable tool to help our users feel as comfortable and safe as possible.

But building rapport and establishing trust is not as easy as chattering about the day’s weather or mindlessly asking shallow questions (“What do you do for a living?”). It’s a skill, and it’s one that Eniola Abioye believes is critical for truly understanding your user...

“I’m grateful I met Eniola through the UXR Collective (now Learners). After having an initial 1:1 session,
she laid out how she would help me land my next job. She is, without a doubt, the best professional to
boost researchers from any level to reach the next stage in their careers.”
– Coaching client
“I’m grateful I met Eniola through the UXR Collective (now Learners). After having an initial 1:1 session, she laid out how she would help me land my next job. She is, without a doubt, the best professional to boost researchers from any level to reach the next stage in their careers.”
– Coaching client

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