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How and Where I Learned Design?

Akash Solanki
Akash Solanki
You don’t need to spend boatloads of money on a degree.

Hi there 👋
I wanted to highlight the fact that I did not have any degree or background in UX design.
When I was studying in college, I started off studying Electronics Engineering and then completed my intern as a Web Designer.
After I realised I wasn’t completely passionate about what I wanted to do and I always knew deep down that I wanted to do something related to creative and learning startups.
I found out about UI/UX design from the internet.
When I heard about it, I was like, “this is the job for me, and it is creative and related to startups.”
I joined communities, started following designers on Linkedin and developing relationships with them.
I was watching other designers creating great UX projects on Behance and UI designs on Dribbble.
I found many online courses, articles, books, and videos, and this was perfect for me because I was still able to complete my college while studying design.
On the other hand, a few courses were extremely beneficial to me because they allowed me to learn all the basic principles of UI/UX design.
For the longest time, I just felt lost!
I want to let you know the fact that you don’t need to have a UX degree or get UX certified to do that as your job.
I reached out to different designers before I applied for jobs and that was super helpful.
Networking and sharing knowledge with fellow designers is always super helpful for me because it helps me kind of get a better understanding of the real-world UX designer roles.
Finally, if you ask me
You don’t need to spend boatloads of money on a degree.
How much money did I have to spend to become a designer?
Answer: $0 + high-speed internet.
Yes, everything is for free on the internet.
And I do spend most of my after-office hours learning about design and growth.
Learning every day keep you updated.
😍 So, there we go. Thanks for reading.
😉 Happy Designing (:
🍻 Cheers! - Akash
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