Get Started As A UX Designer

Posted by Marco Pineda on April 29, 2019

If you're thinking about getting into tech, UX Designer may be for you. Note: post inspired by this post

This is a brief overview over the tools, knowledge and resources to help you on your way to becoming a UX Designer.

Why UX Designer?

Money

Fun

TLDR

Toolbox: Dev

A good UX designer can mock up a high-res design and then should be able to confidently implement that code with html, css, and if need be, basic javascript. Git is a tool that is helpful for version control. For now, think of it as a place to store your code.

  • Javascript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap
  • Git # this will make your resume stand out

Toolbox: Design Software

  • Sketch
  • inVision
  • Balsamiq

Toolbox: Design Methodologies

Articles

  • Design Process
  • Material Design

Javascript Resources

For an even more comprehensive list, check this link

HTML Resources

Books

CSS Resources

Git Resources

  • Design Process
  • Material Design

How to get started

  • Create GitHub account
  • Create dribbble account
  • Read UX Blogs
  • Explore & Create Codepen
  • Create in pure CSS

Hope you enjoyed this writeup, if you have any questions, feel free to tweet at me: @marcoapineda13