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So you want to be a UX UI designer but you don't know how to dive in?
Here are a couple of tips from an anxious designer from another.
Avoid the impostor syndrome
Be confident about what you do know and what you don't know. Nobody expects you to know it all, and if they do... RUN GIRL! The impostor syndrome is that feeling when you feel like you are in a position that you don't deserve.
Trust me, all designers feel like this from time to time.
The key to overcoming this feeling is to let it go. ( yes, just like the song from Frozen) We all have room for improvement. Remember that you don't need to know it all, you just have to have the passion to learn it.
Look, look and, you guessed it... LOOK!
Thank goodness that design is everywhere! My piece of advice here is to look at your surroundings.
when you do it often you start to realize the difference between a good and a bad design. Just like Don Norman and his doors!
Don't be afraid to share your work
We all have secret design projects, but if you are looking for the world to know you and who you are as a designer, you have to let go of the fear of someone copying your work.
Trust me, there will be similar projects to yours and it´s not super common to design something that no one has seen. Even if you do, I wouldn't recommend it because in UX, designing something super innovative tends to scare the user.
So... don´t be scared and show the world your talent, you can really grow as a designer because of it.
If you are looking for a job, the headhunter is your user
This isn't set in stone, the way headhunters look for a UX UI designer may change from one country to another but this helped me land my first job.
A headhunter has little to no idea what a UI UX designer is, so help them understand and get to know you in the easiest way possible. Use Youtube as the channel to upload your reel, have a PDF or Word document attached to your webpage, and have all of these links available on your Linkedin profile.
It's going to be hard and you might get a couple of "No thank you" but don't be discouraged, you have what it takes to be a UX UI designer! You just have to keep trying.