Become a UX Designer

The role of a UX designer is to make products and technology user-friendly so that audiences find them simple, accessible and enjoyable to use. User experience is at the forefront of their minds when designing a product or service.

  • Average salary in UK £31,508 (PayScale)
  • Average salary in US $85,277 (Glassdoor)
  • Average salary in Canada CA$63,235 (PayScale)
  • Average salary in Australia AU$73,148 (PayScale)
Source: PayScale

What skills do you need to become a UX designer?

  • Research skills

    A lot of time and research goes into creating an app or website, and UX designers must ensure that their decisions are backed up with evidence. They gather a lot of data, research their target audiences, and evaluate user expectations and motivations.

  • Collaboration

    UX designers work very closely with other members of the team, including developers and content strategists. This means they have to be able to listen well to others, collaborate and compromise in order to design the best possible product.

  • Analytics

    Since UX design is all about user experience, designers need to understand analytics so they can see how users interact with different content. Data is becoming increasingly important when making decisions related to user design.

  • Coding

    You don’t need to be an expert coder, but it’ll certainly help if you have an understanding of coding in this role. It will be particularly advantageous to know HTML, CSS and Javascript, as these languages will help you bridge the gap between design and user experience.

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