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UX Design: How to Become a UX Designer in Five Steps

Mar 23, 2023
UX Design: How to Become a UX Designer in Five Steps

Behind any excellent application design is the team of professionals who designed it. We expect smooth website flows and get upset with issues on low-quality websites. But have you ever considered how to become one of the professionals who define the designs of future products?

User Experience (UX) Designers are people who define the way a user will interact with a website, tool, or any other digital application. These professionals build firm bridges between service providers and customers. 

Steps to Becoming a UX Designer

Step 1. Enroll in the training.

Become a part of a UX community by joining Careerist’s training. Meet your peers and instructors. Get inspired by portfolios that work and kick-start your own journey.

Step 2. Attend training sessions.

Studying can be challenging, especially if you are a busy person. With Careerist, you can choose whether to participate in live sessions or watch a recording, which gives you extra flexibility. 

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions that might be bothering you. When you attend live sessions, you will likely get the answers faster, but feel free to ask a question in a group channel on Slack. We never leave questions unanswered.

Dive deeper into the topics with efficient homework tasks, and get homework reviews from top-notch professionals. Get a chance to work on your first case study for your UX portfolio by following step-by-step instructions, learn how to work in Figma and Figjam, and practice it every lesson.

Step 3. Participate in an internship.

Careerist offers the chance to join an internship with its partnering companies. Become a part of real-life projects and get insider experience you can share in future job interviews. As a fresh graduate, you will start building a resume straight away. An internship is a great chance to add a second case study to your UX design portfolio.

Step 4. Prepare for job interviews.

All Careerist students have unlimited access to class recordings and follow-up materials. Everyone can review the materials anytime they want.

One-on-one support and career coaching ensure that you will never get stuck during the training, or even after graduation. 

Your coach will help with your resume and LinkedIn, portfolio, and all parts of the interview process preparation, including presentation, app critique, problem-solving exercises, and even behavioral questions.

Also, mock interviews with your coach will help you review UX-related questions and raise your chances of passing real interviews. Don’t forego the opportunity to boost your confidence with effective interview preparation. 

Step 5. Get hired!

Follow the previous steps and you are likely to get a job in a new field within a couple of months of graduating. Careerist grads usually land positions with an average starting salary of $82,155  per year.

Why Learn the Careerist Way?

In a world full of learning opportunities, it's hard to pinpoint the best option at first glance. Let's dive deeper into what makes Careerist training stand out from its competitors.


We offer one of the most competitive prices in the market for UX Design training, while also providing career services.


We provide Career Coaching until you secure a job, and for one month after job placement.


8-12 hours per week is optimal for people who already have a job or other responsibilities. We offer the opportunity to watch recordings and set deadlines, which helps instill discipline in students and achieve outstanding results.


Every practical homework assignment will be reviewed through a screencast with personalized 'how-to' recommendations to ensure perfect results and the creation of a competitive portfolio with case studies in a short time.

We have designed the homework load so that students with jobs can study with us - one assignment per week. You can complete it on weekdays after work or on weekends by attending a co-working day, where classmates can offer help and advice. One assignment per week during the learning phase will allow you to build a study case that will become part of your student portfolio. A resume is an essential part of finding a job, but a portfolio is crucial for a designer!


Three training instructors work in different companies such as Meta (Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, etc.), Google, and Lowe's Companies, bringing varied tasks, tools, and experience. In every lesson, you can ask questions about their experiences and expand your knowledge about the market and profession. Most of our instructors have worked their way up in their profession independently and understand the challenges of navigating conflicting information and lack of support.


Our program is designed to make the student's path shorter and more progressive by focusing on the most important aspects and excluding unnecessary elements.

We don't include non-practical topics; our training centers on stages of the product creation process and real tasks.

What UX Design Skills Will I Get?

You'll gain access to a carefully curated set of abilities that are in high demand, paving the way for a successful and fulfilling career.  Get ready to master these sought-after skills as you embark on an exciting learning experience with our training program.

  • Create mid- and high-fidelity prototypes.
  • Transfer high-fidelity prototypes for desktop use (responsive design).
  • Use UI kits and Figma efficiently.
  • Be able to choose visuals efficiently.
  • Create web pages and add content based on rules relating to grids and typography.
  • Describe a case in detail and highlight skills and learnings on your personal website
  • Prepare a presentation about a case within a time limit.
  • Understand the product development life cycle.
  • Define a problem statement.
  • Prioritize solutions based on the rules and stakeholder criteria.
  • Prepare and conduct user interviews.
  • Conduct competitive audits.
  • Write a usability survey.
  • Build a hypothesis.
  • Write a product brief.
  • Test hypotheses by prototype with users.

What will my portfolio look like?

You will only find a job as a UX Designer with a well-crafted portfolio. Careerist helps you build a winning portfolio that will showcase a maximum of skills and knowledge of tools. First, you will change an already working app and go deep into its user problem. Next, you will create the functionality of pick-up training for sports app which is oriented toward users who like play basketball and often do it.

Careerist training is designed to give hands-on experience, show students how to build digital tool designs from scratch and help them land a job at a tech company or design agency. Let your creative mind bloom in the modern digital world by taking the first step toward becoming a UX Designer. Join now!

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