Guide to UX Design Job Titles and Career Levels

What’s the difference between a junior, mid level and senior UX designer? UX job titles and the career pathways available to UX professionals can be unclear, especially when you’re just getting started in UX. In this guide, get an in-depth look at the career journey from UX Intern to UX Lead. You can click to jump to each section: UX … Read More

How to Find a UX Mentor

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I interviewed ten aspiring UX designers, spending over 30 hours conducting interviews about what UX mentorship was like from both sides of the table. This article reflects my best thinking on how to approach UX mentors, and a counterintuitive way of thinking about mentorship in general. It’s no lie: mentorship can fast track your learning in a new field. Having … Read More

Should You Take Time Off Between Jobs?

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When I was transitioning into a UX career, my mother advised me: “Don’t quit your job until you’ve got another job lined up.” Sounds sensible enough. So I proceeded to do exactly the opposite and quit my job without another one lined up. In this article I’ll share with you some ideas that helped me make this tough decision, and … Read More

Complete Guide to UX Resumes + 3 Free Templates

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Step by step guide on how to craft a UX resume for getting a UX job. The resume has been around for some 500+ years now, thanks to Leonardo da Vinci. Today there are more subtleties and challenges around the resume than ever. We’re talking file formats, resume types and the relevance of applicant tracking systems (ATS)…just to name a few. … Read More

Two Common UX Career Paths

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If you’re looking for a UX job, there are two primary UX career paths to explore: technical and managerial. Which one is the best for you?

How to Get a UX Job with No Professional UX Experience

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It’s not unusual to come across a UX Job posting that reads like this: “7+ years of professional experience as a UX Architect, expert in interaction design, front-end web development…” And that’s not even for a senior / principal designer role. Whoever does have that much experience should be a top-dollar consultant, has his/her own business or wrote a book … Read More

The 1% Designer

You’re in UX design now? How did it happen that quickly? Catching up with old friends one night, I didn’t expect this comment. To them, my career trajectory changed vastly since they last saw me. It came as a surprise because all the changes – becoming a UX Designer, picking up design skills – felt rather slow and gradual to … Read More