How much experience is really necessary?


#1

I’ve been learning about UX on my own for the past year. I do have skills under the UX umbrella that I’ve picked up over the years – not directly from the UX industry, but from my other jobs.

Would I be biting off more than I can chew if I apply for a UX designer role? I was offered a position but I’m worried I may not have the necessary ‘UX experience’ per se.


#2

My personal belief is that you have nothing to lose by applying.

If you don’t get it, ask them where they thought you were weak, and then you’ll know what skills to develop further.


#3

That’s what I thought too. What do i have to lose?


#4

Nothing! Good on ya.

Welcome to the community, by the way. What is your background?


#5

Content management/strategy/copywriting. I taught myself code, front-end so i can prototype and build my own projects.

I’m optimize for structure, style and look. Didn’t know there was a term for all of this after all - IA, visual design, usability. Haha… guess i found my calling in UX.


#6

Yay!


#7

:smile: