UX Design

7 Career Pivots: What You Can Do When You’re Fed up with Your UX Designer Career

Exploring next steps for product designers seeking change

Niki Tisza
Tiny Design Tips
Published in
8 min readApr 2, 2024


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Have you ever thought about quitting UX?

I’m not going to lie. Having been in the industry for over a decade, I have — multiple times.

There was this one time, about 2 years ago, when I was so fed up with the industry that I was seriously thinking about retraining myself to become a dog groomer.

Who doesn’t want to work with cuties like this? This is Ms. Lego, my toy poodle.

The more people I talk to (who have been in the industry for over a decade) have flirted with the idea of leaving the industry and opening a book or cafe…