Why become a UI designer?


Imagine being passionate about your job, using your creativity, working on interesting projects, and earning a high salary.


Maybe you are bored at your current job. Maybe you feel stuck with no room to grow, or perhaps you wish you had the option to work remotely or even freelance. If any of these sound like you, it may be time to make a change.


UI designers love making beautiful interfaces 

UI intersects psychology, design and technology. It's the extremely powerful art of creating visually pleasing, highly intuitive user experiences.


As a UI designer, you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and marketers to realize your projects.

UI designer was rated in Career Karma's top 25 tech jobs in 2021.

UI designers come from many different backgrounds

While many UI designers come from a career in graphic or product design, we have found that anyone can become a successful UI designer if they apply themselves. For example, we have many successful graduates who used to work in marketing, sales, teaching, customer service, finance, architecture, HR, IT, and art.

Whatever your background, it’s likely that you have transferable skills which can be applied to UI design. Your dedicated Career Specialist will help you to identify these skills. 

A 2021 study by Career Karma found that companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are some of the largest employers of bootcamp graduates—and that they hired up to 120% more bootcamps graduates than they did in 2019!

UI designers are in high demand

Employers struggle to find qualified UI designers, and the demand keeps growing. The average UX designer salary in the United States is $83,623—though that will vary depending on seniority and location.


UI designers are constantly evolving

The technology industry moves quickly, and UI designers are constantly learning and advancing in their careers.


There is practically no limit to how much you can improve your skills and advance in your career as a UI designer.  

The technology industry keeps on growing, and with it, the demand for UI designers. According to CNN Money and PayScale, UI designers can expect a job growth rate of 27% from 2014-2024.

UI designers can work in many types of companies

As a UI designer, you have opportunities to work for startups, agencies, large corporates, or even freelance. You can also often work remotely and choose where you want to be.


UI designers are shaping the future

From self-driving cars to the "Internet of Things", designers are shaping the products and services around us and consequently changing the way technology and the world works.


UI designers are empowered to make a difference. 

Quotation Mark
Kevin Anthony Rice, Alumni

"The ability to create amazing products is the number one reason why I love my [new] job. It also helps that I have the freedom to be creative, work with great people, and see my designs come to life."

Find out if CareerFoundry is for you

Take a free short course or get in touch with our program advisors for a free consultation. Find out:

  • How you can go from beginner to a designer or developer with a job you love
  • What the tech job market is like in your area and the salary you can expect
  • If UX design, UI design, data analytics or web development is the best fit for you based on your background and interests

Don’t worry—you won’t be pressured into making a commitment. The goal is to ensure you make a fully informed decision.

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