Mostly be chatting off/on on the Slack vs forum. However for this question, I feel like I’d get more traction and diverse answers here. I’m a front end developer with about 10+ years of experience. The past few years, I’ve had more of an interest to learn more about UX. I read books and talk with other friends within UX roles. I’m currently taking a UX Research & Strategy course through Designlab and loving the interaction I get with my mentor.
I currently have about 2 years of A/B testing experience but not quite as UX focused as I’d hope. I’m wondering what would be the next best steps for me. Since I don’t quite have much of a UX portfolio, should I find internships or freelance contracts to build a portfolio or straight out apply for a Junior UX Designer or Researcher position?
Thanks in advance!