Quick Roadmap To Get $3K/mo Paying UX UI Design Job

2 min readSep 14, 2022

For Beginners and Intermediate’s

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For Beginners:

Start watching Youtube; there are hundreds of free videos waiting for you to start learning UX or UI Design.

Some good videos for starters:

UX Design: How To Get Started (A Full Guide)

What is UI vs. UX Design? A Practical Example in Under 6 Minutes

UX Design vs UI Design | What’s the Difference? Which one is right for me?

Bonus advice: Read all day on Medium about UX UI Design or choose a book and finish it in 1 day.

For Intermediate’s:

Choose a topic. Do research: check market statistics, competitors. Find the biggest companies in that industry. Take screenshots and upload into a Figma file, collect them along your research.

Create a Persona from the research analysis. (Analysis means: Whatever you understand from the research)

Create a Story with that Persona: Research again, understand your Persona, think like he or she is your friend. Empathize her needs and pain points.

Start Sketching: Take a pan and pencil, If you are creating a website, draw some wireframes. Make it quick, don’t stay in this step so long.

Open Figma and Start wireframing.

This video is explaining whole process: Real UX Project: From Data, Wireframes to UI Design Process

Some bonus videos for Intermediate’s:

Thematic Analysis of Qualitative User Research Data

Free Figma Tutorial: Designing Wireframes with Figma

I’ve created a Portfolio Book: It has everything to help you create your first portfolio from scratch.

It’s not only a book, it come with 4 important files:

Your first website in Figma (Starbucks Landing)

Your first case study in Figma (Ready to publish on Behance)
Your first real website: (Ready to edit HTML & CSS website files)
My Design Brief Questions for new Clients (Text File)

You can create your online presence with those design files and the website very quickly. And start applying jobs on Linkedin, Angel.co etc.

(Free) You can download the first 2 chapters for free: https://salimdabanca.gumroad.com/l/portfolio-book-free

Portfolio Book Link: https://salimdabanca.gumroad.com/l/portfolio-book-ux-mars

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