Thinking about a new career in UI design?
But what about your next question: “Exactly which UI design role is right for me?”
That’s why we’ve created this free UI design job quiz—to match you with your ideal UI specialization.
The UI design job quiz
Motion designer, UI developer, UX/UI designer… and more. The excellent variety in UI design means there are a lot of great job options.
Our free UI design quiz determines which of the different UI design roles matches your unique set of interests, motivations, skills, and strengths.
Just answer the simple set of questions—that should take under four minutes—and then your answers will be compared against the different UI roles to let you know your ideal one. Good luck!
Your next steps
Well done on completing the UI design job quiz. You’ve taken an important first step toward realizing your ideal career!
If you want to dip your toes in further, try our free UI design short course.
Otherwise, start exploring your recommended UI path with the following guides for:
And then? Take action to make your ideal career happen! Here’s an overview of steps you can take to get you there.
- Upskill. Depending on your chosen specialization, the skills required for UI design can vary but generally involve studying the principles of user interface design, understanding visual hierarchy, typography, color theory, and layout composition. Enroll in online courses, attend workshops, or follow tutorials.
- Build a portfolio. Don’t worry; a portfolio can be work done during studies—or even personal projects. But having a compelling portfolio is a key asset for any UI designer. It showcases your skills, creativity, and design process to potential employers or clients.
- Build a network. It’s not the easiest thing for many of us, but networking opens up opportunities for collaboration, learning from peers, staying updated on industry trends, and even finding potential job openings. Luckily, online communities are bigger than ever. Head over to LinkedIn, join in on online UI events, and engage with fellow designers, mentors, and industry professionals.
- Seek advice. As with networking—support is crucial when looking to make a career change. Having a mentor or asking for assistance from others is hugely underrated! Reach out to professionals, colleagues, teachers, or just anyone you admire for guidance, mentorship, or constructive feedback on your work. It’s one of the easiest, most overlooked ways to get a start in a new industry—and avoid common pitfalls.
There you have it—a simple guide to help steer you on your personalized path to becoming a top-notch UI designer.
Are you still feeling like you need some direction?
Speak directly to a UI design program advisor to learn more about CareerFoundry’s full-length UI design program—and the CareerFoundry job guarantee.
The CareerFoundry UI Design Program prepares you for a career in any of the different fields of UI design—and more.
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