I’m new to designing and had recently applied at a company for an entry level UX profile. However, since they did not have an opening for one, they offered me a Visual Designer role instead. The company is great and I’m more than happy to go for it.
Now, what I’m confused about is where the boundary lies between a visual designer, a UI designer and a UX designer.
Personally, my end goal is to be a full stack designer - UI, UX, Interaction, everything (with less emphasis on UI/static designs). I love working with interactive/motion design and also love coding.
On searching through the web, I came across articles that said that visual designers are just graphic designers who work on digital media.
- Does that mean visual designers are only concerned with static designs?
- Does this role require good drawing skills?
- Is motion graphics and animation an important part of this role?
- What would a typical day in the life of a visual designer be like?
- As this is my first job, how hard would it be to later transition into a UX and Interaction design job? I studied computer and don’t have a design degree. Should I go for the visual design job or look for another entry level UX opening?