You recognise that content is a crucial part of your designs, but how do you ensure that you deliver the right content—appropriate for both the user and the organisation? Join content strategist Melanie Seibert in our Slack channel to find out.
As UX professionals, we sit at the intersection of many parts of a business. It’s this placement in our company’s organisation and workflow that makes communicating as a UX professional both imperative and, at times, extremely difficult. Doug Collins shares a few important lessons to help you communicate better, regardless of who you’re speaking to.
Freelancing is well-suited to the work of UX professionals, with many considering the move as a next career step. They usually say they’re looking for freedom, more money, the ability to work on more interesting problems or learn new things – or even just the chance to work in their pyjamas regularly.
Here are a few important tips to consider before you quit your day job.
What is it that differentiates a junior from a senior UX professional? It’s not as simple as it sounds – both practitioners and employers should be aware that these “junior” and “senior” categorisations are fuzzy at best. They don’t always tell the full story of your experience when it comes to expertise and years of experience. Knowing which roles are right for you will help you navigate the job market and pave your own career pathway.
Whether we like it or not, every single one of us is a brand. What we do with our brand enables us to shape our UX careers in ways we may not have considered. Ashlea McKay built hers by accident, but along the way, she learned how to apply her thinking in a structured way. Here are five ways to build a successful personal brand in UX and create your own career destiny.