Last weekend, I spent my Saturday at a tech recruitment fair, Silicon Milkroundabout, meeting and talking to UX and UI designers who were searching for their next role. It was absolutely fantastic to meet so many talented designers, with bags of hustle and initiative.
BUT! There’s something that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about ever since. Here it is:
On January 3rd, 2017, I wrote on Instagram;
My New Years resolution this year is to help make getting into UX and Design more accessible and easier than ever before. So, tell me one thing you want to work on this year or one thing that you’d like me to post more about that would help you reach your design goals
Being a whizz on Adobe Creative Suite.
Being incredibly passionate about design.
We all know that there are some key skills to push when we are talking about being a good designer. Thats why every time I read a summary at the top of a CV I see the same few skills repeated over and over again.
Whilst these skills can be important, there are also plenty of other characteristics that deserve to be recognised as key attributes of a good designer. These are the types of talents that I rarely hear people shouting about on their CV’s or during interviews, but more importantly, that I just don’t hear people talk about improving in their design practise.
This post is going to focus on three of these skills that I believe are under-utilised and under-appreciated by designers and include some tips to help you kickstart your development in each area. Let’s dive in!
I have finally got round to making a 5 Minute Tip video about my one big UX design interview bugbear!
One of my favourite things about UX and design is that in our role, we get to interact with so many different people in the service of creating digital products and services. There is an immense satisfaction in coming together, with people of all different skillsets and mindsets, and delivering an incredible thing together.