Looking for work as a junior UX Designer
As a UI/UX Designer or front end dev it's a basic requirement to have a portfolio of work for companies to look at.
Here are some articles that can help you get started with that and give you insight into what employers are looking for from junior UI/UX Designer and front end devs.
- How can one best build a portfolio as a front end developer, designer, and UXer?
- As a newbie Front End developer, what kind of things should I add to my portfolio?
- How to Build an Impressive Portfolio When You’re New to Tech
- Ask HN: What kind of projects should I build for a front-end portfolio?
We also wrote an article on how to improve your skills as a coder that might be useful for building out your skills and profile in general.
Generally people are looking for a lot more than just your ability to pass a coding test. They want to see that you're excited about tech and building things and that you're not scared to just dive in and build stuff in your spare time.
Advice from Lara Morris, OfferZen's UX Designer
- Authority on best UX practices
- Nice resource on UX / product management
- Mobile design patterns
- Breaks down onboarding practices
- General articles on web development and then some ux articles
- Interesting stuff on behaviour change
- South african product manager
- UX resource
Books to read:
"I would read up, and then the best thing you should do is try run or take part in usability tests/research. That’s where you will do most of your learning. nngroup has some good best practices around how to. Do it with some of your personal projects, document it and add it to your portfolio."