New career option, UI/UX Designer!
Are you searching for career option after your degree? Are you a web designer? Are you interested in visual designing? So here comes a new career option for you “A UI/UX Designer”. Here I compiled some information about career in UI/UX design from some blog’s I read. Before that we must need to know what UI/UX design is.
Difference between Web design, UI and UX
Design roles comes in many shapes and sizes and it’s important you understand the difference. Design is the process of collecting ideas, and arranging and implementing them, guided by certain principles for a specific purpose. Web design is a similar process of creation, with the intention of presenting the content on web pages, which the end-users can access through the internet with the help of web browser.
UI and UX are two areas within web design, which focuses on how visual components affect brand identity and content accessibility for the user.
User Experience (UX) design focuses on the interaction between the user and the system, and whether or not this interaction is visually and mentally satisfying. The UX designer is aware of the contextual information and how content will fit into it.
User Interface (UI) design is a sub-discipline of UX, where a designer focuses on the interaction between the user and the product they are building. UI designers also tend to have a hand in the visual design of elements on the page within the product.
How to become a UI/UX designer when you know nothing?
You had always been interested in design but if you are thinking you missed opportunity to break into the field. Then you are wrong, you can now start you career into designing as UI/UX designer. In fact, many designers have been able to learn User Experience design without any formal training. So don’t falls victim to the false belief that it is “too late” to learn design, here are some steps for getting started:
1. Understand the many fields that falls into “Design”.
There are visual designers, interaction designers, UX designers, UI designers, graphics designers and the list goes on.
2. Learn Sketch
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator have long been a Designer’s go-to tools, but these days there is new tool on the block named sketch.
3. Take a break when you have hit a wall
At this stage you’ll be somewhere in-between confused, defeated and overwhelmed — so just relax! Reward yourself for all the hard work you have put into your passion. Stay positive.
4. Find a designer who knows some stuff
Find a designer who can guide you to set up your career. Find a mentor from your friends, cousins, relatives who can help you.
5. Build you portfolio
Before giving you a job employers must ask you for your portfolio. If you don’t have work then work on a fake projects design UI/UX for that projects and add it into your portfolio. Before applying for job make sure you have a strong portfolio.
UI/UX Designer Salary (INDIA)
The average pay for the User Experience Designer is Rs.6,89,519 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface End User Requirement Research, Interaction Design, Information Architecture and User Research.
So for the people who didn't yet decided there career path and interested in designing or want to design this is one of the good choice for their career. So choose your career wisely.
All the best & Thank You !