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  • Teaching to UX Design: The Ultimate Career Change Guide

    Teaching to UX Design: The Ultimate Career Change Guide

    If you're a teacher looking for a career change, UX design could be a perfect fit! In this guide, we share the most essential skills for UX designers, your transferable skills, and tips for how to bridge the gap to develop the kind of skillset that employers are looking for.

  • How to Get a Job in UX With No Industry Experience

    How to Get a Job in UX With No Industry Experience

    UX design is such a practical, hands-on field. Is it really possible to land a job in UX if your prior work experience is totally unrelated? The answer is yes, and we'll show you how in this guide.

  • A Day in the Life of a Lead Experience Designer

    A Day in the Life of a Lead Experience Designer

    If you're just starting out in UX, or you've been working in a junior role and you're looking for that promotion, you'll enjoy this close-up look at a day in the life of a lead designer. We asked Flávio Bezerra, Berlin-based Lead Experience Designer, a few questions.

  • How to Craft an Outstanding Case Study for Your UX Portfolio
  • 5 Golden Rules to Build a Job-Winning UX Portfolio

    5 Golden Rules to Build a Job-Winning UX Portfolio

    Your UX portfolio is your chance to showcase your very best design work to potential employers and clients. So how do you create a truly job-winning UX portfolio? Here are five golden rules to help guide you through creating your first UX portfolio—or freshening up an old one!

  • When and How to Ask for a Raise: A Guide for Designers

    When and How to Ask for a Raise: A Guide for Designers

    Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a new job or for the dream job you’ve been doing for a while now, there’s an art and a science to asking for a raise. Here’s a guide to knowing if, when, and how you should ask for a raise.

  • How to Become a Remote UX Designer

    How to Become a Remote UX Designer

    Now more than ever, companies are open to the idea of hiring a remote workforce. But is it possible to work as a remote UX designer? Where can you find remote UX jobs? Discover everything you need to know in this guide.

  • The 9 Most Essential Non-Design Skills for UX Designers

    The 9 Most Essential Non-Design Skills for UX Designers

    The skillset of an excellent UX designer includes so much more than design skills. We’ve compiled a list of the top nine non-design related skills that we know will set you apart from the crowd and help you achieve real excellence in the field.

  • 11 Outstanding Podcasts for UX/UI Designers

    11 Outstanding Podcasts for UX/UI Designers

    Podcasts are a great way to learn on the go, absorb fresh insights, and stay up-to-date on trends, best practices, influential voices, seasoned wisdom, and more. We’ve curated a selection of our favorites that are sure to be helpful for aspiring or seasoned designers.

  • How to Write an Amazing Product Page: An Expert Explains

    How to Write an Amazing Product Page: An Expert Explains

    How do you write copy that does your product justice? Your product page will make the difference between users picking up that delightful product or experience you've designed—or just walking away. Here's some expert advice from Elementor's Orlee Gillis to get you started.

  • The 11 Best Prototyping Tools For UX Designers

    The 11 Best Prototyping Tools For UX Designers

    Creating a quality prototype is an important part of the UX design process. That said, how do you find the tool that’s right for you? Here's our list of the top 11 prototyping tools on the market.

  • 9 New Design Thinking Books to Read in 2020
  • The 7 Best UX Design Schools (and How to Choose One)

    The 7 Best UX Design Schools (and How to Choose One)

    If you're looking for a deeper dive into the world of UX, finding the right UX school for your needs and goals can be a daunting task! This guide addresses some questions you might still be wrestling with, and shares top seven picks for UX design schools.

  • What are Customer Journey Maps and Why Do They Matter?

    What are Customer Journey Maps and Why Do They Matter?

    Customer journey maps are a key practice and tool for every UX designer. But what are they exactly? And why do they matter? We'll answer these questions and more in this handy guide. We'll even show you some of our favorite examples of customer journey maps.

  • How to Make a Customer Journey Map in 7 Simple Steps
  • 5 Steps to Create Your First User Persona

    5 Steps to Create Your First User Persona

    User personas are an essential tool in a successful the UX designer's repertoire. If you've never created a persona before, this guide will lead you through the process—we even provide a downloadable template and images to use in your first personas!

  • 9 Inspiring Website and App Wireframe Examples
  • 10 Key Ingredients of Top-Notch UX Writing:  Pro Tips and Examples