So, you've landed your first gig as a "Junior UX/UI Designer." But what exactly does that title mean? A "junior" title in the design world often signifies someone relatively new to the field, typically with limited professional experience. It's a stage where you transition from a design student or novice to a practising designer.
Embrace the Learning Curve
As a junior designer, your primary role is learning, learning, and learning more. You'll be soaking up knowledge and gaining experience faster than a sponge in a rainstorm. Expect a steep learning curve, especially if you're fresh out of school.
You'll find yourself shadowing senior designers, absorbing their wisdom and approaches to design challenges. Many companies offer training or mentorship programs for junior designers. Take full advantage of these opportunities. You'll dive into design projects but with guidance and oversight from experienced colleagues.
Assist and Collaborate
Junior designers often serve as the right hand to more senior team members. Collaboration is key. You'll work closely with UX and UI designers, product managers, developers, and more.
Your role includes supporting senior designers by assisting with research, wireframing, prototyping, and visual design tasks. Provide input and feedback during design reviews and iterations. Collaborate to ensure design solutions align with user needs and business goals.