This site has been a beacon of light as I sift through all the online content and info I am a Marketing Communications professional (Director level) at a state college with a background in marketing campaign creation, public relations, advertising, event planning, content/copy creation and serving as creative director on several projects. Interestingly, my interest in UX, UI stemmed from frustration over the lack of intuitive usability and function of our site. I have spent the past couple months reading and doing a lot of online research on transitioning to UX, UI and ready to begin seriously studying and practicing UX and UI in January. Over the course of the next year (much later in the year) I also plan on learning front end web development, to further deepen my knowledge, and improve my earning potential. I would greatly appreciate the feedback on the questions below:
Are there any online UX/UI bootcamp programs that you would recommend?
Is studying front end web development (HTML, CSS, Jquery, etc) valuable or overkill?
Any suggestions for transitioning from marketing to UX or UI?
Any suggestions for US cities to start my UX/UI career? I currently live in Florida but will relocate for the right opportunity.