How to become an UX designer
In the next few months, I am going to write a comprehensive guide to teach those who wants to become an UX designer how to set their foot in the door. The reason I am doing this is because I struggled a lot when I first started, and I want to help those who were in a same boat as me.
I have decided to write about this for a very long time. In fact, when I landed my first designer job one year ago, I told myself I was going to do this. Every week I procrastinate, every week I felt guilt. This is going to change starting from now.
When I was first looking for UX jobs, I had one goal in mind — to land a job as an UX designer. I had to gather information here and there, and spend a lot of time to filter out useful information, the process was not efficient. A lot of website would give me vague advice like Get experience! Find a mentor! Just go network! Well the thing is, these aren't really ACTIONABLE things I was looking for.
What I needed was what I can do today that can bring me one step closer to become an UX designer.
So, this is what this guide is about: A concrete, step by step guide to land your first UX designer job. Stay tuned.