Hello, UX Mastery!
I graduated with a BSc in Business last year and have been working at a small tech company for the last 12 months. I have decided that I would like to pursue a career in product development, specifically UX/UI design, as this is what I found most enjoyable at my current position.
Unfortunately, I do not have any formal training in UX/UI. As I said, my degree is in business. That being said, I do have a few technical skills that could be useful:
- Mastery of Adobe Photoshop
- Strong abilities with Adobe Illustrator
- Experience with simple wireframing software, such as Balsamiq
- Intermediate experience with HTML & CSS
Moving forward, I am wondering what my best approach to this shift in career would be for me? My largest issue at this point is that I do not have a portfolio and I am unfamiliar with the traditional design process. I have been seriously considering a Masters program in Human-Computer Interaction or Design for Interaction to allow me to build a design process and a strong portfolio to begin with. I would also consider a Bootcamp, if anyone feels this the best option for me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and if any experience designers would be willing to chat further with me on Discord, Skype or another channel, please let me know!