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Switch Careers: Transition to a Job In UX Design

Carlye Cunniff, Experience Designer

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20 Videos (2h 26m)
    • Switch Careers: Transition to a Job In UX

      5:11
    • What is UX?

      7:00
    • UX As A Career

      7:47
    • Class Project: Draw Your Dream Job

      1:37
    • What Makes A Good Designer?

      4:37
    • Skills You Need

      9:51
    • Getting The Skills

      10:20
    • Class Project : Plan Getting The Skills

      2:11
    • Finding Guidance

      17:14
    • Class Project : Start Networking

      2:31
    • The Portfolio

      18:08
    • Class Project : Plan Your Portfolio

      1:10
    • Resume

      10:50
    • Personal Brand

      9:43
    • Class Project : Prep For Job Search

      1:35
    • Job Search

      12:01
    • Apply for Jobs!

      2:06
    • The Interview

      9:59
    • Got The Job!

      5:24
    • Final Project : Create Your Action Plan

      6:59

About This Class

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In this class, we’ll go over everything from what UX is and why you might want to consider it as a career, to building a portfolio, creating your personal brand, searching for your first job in UX, building a network, and interviewing. This class provides a framework for a career transition into UX design.  I hope to leave you with a clear understanding of the skills you need to master, the steps you’ll take to get a first job in the field, and realistic expectations about how to make a big career change into design. 

This class is for people who have already decided they want to move into UX design, people who are just starting to consider the switch, or people already working in design fields who want to level up into a UX role. 

This class is for students who are interested in launching careers as UX designers. UX design can be a rewarding, challenging, creative career, but it can feel overwhelming to figure out where to start. As someone who transitioned into a UX career, I can relate to the fears, challenges and obstacles to overcome to get into the tech field. Now, as someone working successfully in UX, I’ve learned a lot since my career transition that I wish I knew when I started.

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Carlye Cunniff

Experience Designer

Hi There! I'm a Senior Experience Designer, currently working with Amazon, in Edinburgh. 

I love creative problem solving - the messier the problem, the better. Helping my team get closer to their customer is (one of) my favorite things. I specialize in education and facilitation, user research, and design strategy.

A few years ago, I made a signifiant career switch - from professional dance performance and education into UX design. The switch has given me...

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