UX Designer Jobs control how a user interacts with a product or service through a website or app. Every step of a user journey through a website is the responsibility of the UX Designer.
Otherwise known as the User Interface (UI) Designer, you will oversee ease of navigation, the look, the general 'feel' of the site, all of these things need to be designed and then implemented.
As a UX Designer, there are three main criteria that your design needs to fulfil. The system needs to be:
easy, fun and meaningful to the users
valuable and useful to the business - the company you work for
possible within the time and financial restrictions that may be placed on it
Skills and UX design qualities:
IT skills, including the use of design software, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Invision, After Effects, Premiere, Maya, Cinema 4D
great design skills
to be creative and enthusiastic
methodical testing skills
experience with e-commerce and omnichannel design
the ability to work to strict deadlines
Previous experience working in multimedia design and programming, computer arts and graphics, or website design and development would be really useful for this career. It's a good idea to build up a network of relevant contacts, as not all UX Design Jobs are advertised. Making speculative job applications can also be effective.
Many employers ask for a degree for this career so now is a great time to start planning your route through to university. IT and design based subjects at GCSE and A level would help you to stand out from the crowd.
Progression in the role for experienced UX Designers where they might become Team Leaders and then Design or Project Managers.
Contact the Technology and Digital Division Team
Email the Industrial Division at email@example.com.