UX Designer Career – How To Become A UX Designer

UX Designer Career – How To Become A UX Designer


Now this is a lesson close to my heart I can honestly say that the proudest moments of my career have been mentoring junior designers The feeling of nausea when seeing your website finally go live hearing someone give you a rave review Or even the proud moment of showing your friends and family your latest project Nothing comes close to the feeling of helping someone else. That’s the main reason why I’m putting this course together to help you One of the catalysts for this course is that over the past few years the industry has been through an explosive growth stage And there’s more and more competition right now for junior roles It’s harder than ever to get your career started and if you come to this course because this is you or you’re thinking about starting A career in UX UI then you’ve come to the right place What we’re going to look at now is a few techniques to help you really stand out from the crowd Attached to this lesson is a document that I put together with a not-so-subtle title of how to make your portfolio stand out Make sure you download this It’s straight to the point and gives you a few tips to make sure you’re maximizing Your potential and standing out to clients when job hunting I’ve been hiring designers for over a decade and I’ve seen lots of good and bad examples of portfolios and let’s get this straight your Portfolio is the most important asset as a designer you possess so it needs to be right When researching for this course, I found out some cool things about the industry that after ten years I didn’t even know simple things like the terminology you use is important 63% of hiring managers use the job title UX UI designer. That’s how the name of this course came about I’m pretty sure over the years I’ve heard at least 20 different job titles ranging from web designer UX developer Information architect and many more just to make it simple If you’re just starting out stick to UX UI unless you’re a specialist neither one I’ve even been a senior digital application designer in my time. So let’s just make things easy for everyone When starting out as a junior designer, I was very keen on getting an internship Luckily, I managed to get one designing magazines Well more like getting the coffee at British Vogue But this kick-started my career and led to other internships around the company and eventually a job in Wired magazine this is a great way to stand out from the crowd and no matter what anyone says it’s always an advantage to be inside the Company when applying for a job Now when it comes to your application and interview process your portfolio will be the main talking point in this industry It’s more important than your CV and really conveys what type of designer you are and even brings your personality across Because ux/ui is quite an interactive discipline It’s really important to show that you’re a great team member and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty Design is a passion to so many and this is your chance to shine I always advise people who don’t have much experience with large clients to let their imaginations free with a concept project if you spend the Time to give yourself a task of reimagining a large brand tell a story and really showcase your skills Then this more than makes up for any lack of experience in House It’s important to remember that your portfolio isn’t a huge dump of all your work It’s a platform to shine and tell stories of each project explain your thought process and really bring the hiring manager into your world for a few minutes if You can achieve this then you’ll stand out not all of your work needs to be in there It should be tailored in time should be taken and treated with respect Make sure that you have an online version as well as a PDF for offline viewing as many managers still print out your portfolio The main thing that managers are looking for nowadays is that you have a great understanding of UX tools with so many on the market It’s not vital that you’re an expert in each one But that you have a solid understanding of the main ones sketch seems to be the industry standard at the moment So make sure you’re up to speed on this and don’t worry if you’re not if you check out our premium course UX UI design Fundamentals we cover this in detail and you’ll be a pro in no time You can find this over at Anthony – convoyed teachable comm slash courses When searching for jobs make sure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date This is where most of the industry hangs out and there are lots of specialist recruiters out there looking for UX UI designers to place with their clients When you start to grow into your career, you’ll start to receive job offers through LinkedIn Make sure if you haven’t got a profile you sign up now it’s free and don’t forget to add me as a connection just search For Anthony combo and drop me a message and make sure you sign up for the main job boards I always find that indeed.com has lots of UX UI opportunities and check out LinkedIn jobs as well UX hop comm is a Specialist UX UI job site that I also run so make sure you check that out and sign up for free no pressure And make sure you add fellow UX designers on LinkedIn and drop them a line about internships You can always try your luck contacting the head of design Departments or the founder of small agencies and there you’ll probably do more than getting coffee anyway In the final video we’re gonna look at the next steps you should take on your ux/ui journey. See you there

Comments

  1. Post
    Author
  2. Post
    Author
    Gireesh mishra

    Hello sir I'm good in art and sketching and I'm MCA student I want to become a UI / UX designer how I can build my career with these skills?

  3. Post
    Author
    Aaron D

    Antony this video was really insightful. It would've been great if there were some more logistics on the actual creation of one's first portfolio but nonetheless this was very helpful. Also the attachment about making your portfolio isn't in the description unfortunately.

  4. Post
    Author
  5. Post
    Author
  6. Post
    Author
    Elize UX

    This is great information!! It's such a flooded market for Jr. UX designers that it's important for designers to set themselves apart from others and use different and more creative tactics that they had previously. I made a video about how to land your first UX job and the common myths around that here: @0r0k

  7. Post
    Author
    GUAVA BEAN

    Having a community where you can ask questions & share your wins and struggles is super important to a healthy & happy remote work life. Check out the GUAVABEAN Freelancer Group 👉 www.facebook.com/groups/guavabean/

  8. Post
    Author
  9. Post
    Author
  10. Post
    Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *