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I have made the transition from print design to UX but it took me a lot longer that you want to know about! The advice I would give you is to go through your CV and find any areas where you have already applied UX principles (even from before your course) and bring them to the surface so that your CV looks more like a UX CV with some print stuff than a ...


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OK, I figure I should flesh out my comment more as an answer to give a different point of view to things. Most of the other advice is good...namely get experience. But how to do that? Focus on the skills you currently have, and find a position at a company that needs that position filled on their UX team. Larger UX teams tend to hire a mix of specialists ...


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The transition from print design to UI design is an extremely common one. The transition from UI design to UX design is also very common, some don't even see it as a transition at all. The road is pretty much paved, and it's much easier than transitioning directly from print to UX. Also, you'll be a much better UX designer if you follow this path gradually, ...


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Read UX.StackExchange.com to get an understanding of how to present UX and how to have a constructive UX conversation (and also how to avoid unconstructive conversations!). Read lots of UX books. I would focus on fundamentals, but also a selection of advanced topics like behavioral design and microinteractions because they may allow you to "leapfrog" ...


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My Background I graduated with a BsC in advertising and also did a specialty track (3 portfolio classes) for art direction and even interned as an art director. After college, I initially worked as a print designer before I took on more and more web design responsibilities. From web design I transitioned in to UX and UI design from doing freelance and ...


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Build a case for why you are of value as a UX Designer. Write about it, show research into and apply the logic to personal projects, revisit old ones or show improvements in existing ones. Don't go through a recruiter. Find a larger agency that does traditional print as well as digital marketing / advertising. Or find a smaller shop that is getting up and ...



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