How to Become a UX/UI Designer
Can I be a UX designer without a degree?
Yes! You can become a successful UX designer without a college degree. In fact, although many UX designers do have college degrees, many do not have UX design degrees or degrees relevant to UX design itself.
UI & UX design degree alternatives
Many UI/UX designers are self-taught. To become a UX designer with no experience, start exploring the fundamentals of user interface and user experience design through books and online resources. Connect with the UI/UX design community in your area through groups like Meetup so you can seek out learning experiences, ask questions, and potentially find a mentor. Create your own projects to build your portfolio. And finally, approach businesses with your work!
Professional certification: UI & UX certificate programs
Benefits of UI & UX bootcamp programs
A professional certificate program is a great option for individuals looking to change careers and/or learn how to become a UX designer quickly. Online UX bootcamp programs, like ASU’s UX/UI digital bootcamp, can be completed in as little as a few months and at a significantly lower price point than a traditional university degree. These programs also offer greater flexibility, will equip you with the skills employers are looking for now, and may provide mentorship and career preparation to help you successfully navigate your way into your first job in the field.
Other ways to grow your skill set for a career in UI & UX design
There is no right path into UI and UX design. You can gain the skills to succeed as a designer through self-directed learning, by connecting with your local UI and UX design community, and alongside a design mentor.
Learn UI & UX design on your own
Join the UI & UX design community
Get a UI & UX design mentor
Learn how to become a UI & UX designer
ASU’s Digital Bootcamp in partnership with Thinkful offers several online bootcamp programs, including one in UI/UX design, to help you earn a high-paying job in the tech industry. Professional certificates can be a great way to gain UI/UX design training so you can launch your career in this high-demand creative field. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the number of jobs in the digital design sector is expected to grow much faster than average over the next ten years.
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