Hope all is well - I recently joined the forum due to my interests in the field UX Designer. I recently graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a major in Motion Media Design. Included within this major I have done rebrandings, network ID's, promos, brand packages, end-pages, animations, and cinematography such as commercials, title sequences, show opens, and videos. In addition I have done 3D work using Cinema 4D. Most of the projects I do require storyboards that I create before I proceed with a project.
Secondly, I also have done a bit with Graphic Design. Work within the Graphic Design field I have done are posters, magazines, banners, process books, etc.
After graduating I have done a lot of research with marketing and UX/UI Design. I am interested in both fields and although they are different they do relate. Many people would most likely point me in the direction of UI Design due to the design background I have and degree. However, UX Design also needs Visual Design - and I am very interested in finding out ways to make experience better and why customers do what they do within the website or app rather than only making it look "pretty".
I have no experience with UX at all but really want to get involved and follow this path. Im going to buy the books UX Lean, and Hooked. What else can I do to help me out? I know there are courses out there such as GA but im not looking to spend 10-14k for a class due to the school loans I have already. GA also have a course for 1 week that costs 3k, but im not sure if its worth it or if researching would be the better approach?
GA Tech have a online intro class for 45 dollars for a few weeks, but I can't see how/why this is so cheap.
Any advice or feedback to help me get started would be appreciated! For your portfolio for UX Design do you only provide the wireframes and research or do you also put the UI work? If its a personal project who would do the UI work if you do the UX?
Sorry for all these questions, and entry level questions. Thanks for any suggestions again.
My website is https://www.dfandino.com/ incase you wanted to take a look.