Being a product designer is kind of like being a jack of all trades — you are expected to do a variety of things and sometimes it’s even hard to jot down what skills you should be focusing on. If you’re thinking about that and how you can improve yourself you’re already making progress. No one is perfect, we should all strive to learn and improve our skills.
Searching for a design job is never easy—and it’s even more challenging if you’re new to the country and culture you want to work in. Here are steps one designer took to build a successful design career in America.
I analysed 25 recent junior-level job postings tagged ‘UX Designer’ on LinkedIn. I tried to identify the major themes, skills and requirements (including proficiency in design tools) that recruiters are looking for. And then I thought — why keep this information to myself if it could (potentially) help someone else as well?