About the development of the design market interfaces written kilometers monotonous and boring tips that are easy to Google, so here I’ll try a few different approaches to the topic. Specifically for Graphic Design.
Interfaces — an extremely competitive market for designers, which is good, because your sail will always be blowing wind: work more and more, and even the evolution of templates and designers haven’t swayed by the demand for the designing and design of interfaces of all kinds, from mobile applications to complex desktop systems.
Briefly about the work of a UI designer. The most important
To work continuously, the principle of easy to play, hard to master. Training is the preparatory stage because it’s a stupid part of the work – all the time. That’s why you can skip getting an education and listening to boring courses and immediately begin to practice.
Yes, advanced education is not critical – it’s still not brained surgery and not rocket physics. I will say more education hurts the designer in 90% of cases. Because in the beginner cram other people’s ideas and opinions, pushing the main advantage of the designer new ideas. A new perspective on things. Another way of looking at things. The ability to think outside the box and from a different angle. This ability you no one never ever will teach, but to take it very easy.
Now it may seem that everything is simple and easy. No, it is very difficult. And good interfaces – units, they do not know how to do experienced designers and even the IT giants. So many guides, courses, and books should be treated very skeptically. Interfaces now – Wild West (in contrast to printing, for example), in which lawlessness and chaos. And it plays into the hands of newcomers to the industry is still in dire need of fresh blood and brains, because the veterans do not cope well with improved interfaces.
A little follow-up.
- Pre-study is optional and even harmful, but generally learn all sorts of things will always have – without it will not work 100%.
- New ideas like gold, and their ability to generate need to be carefully protected, because your self-esteem will be constantly down.
- In the interfaces currently reigns chaos, so all knowledge gained and heard opinions should be treated with skepticism.
I think you can finish reading the preparatory morality and get to the fun part.
Starting right now. Seriously
It turns out to actually start – you just need to meet certain requirements and everything? Yes, if you’re curious, really able to constantly absorb new information, hardworking and have extraordinary thinking (in any interpretation, even their own) – you can start immediately after reading this article.
I – for practice. I got into the design with zero instead of knowledge. I just lied, you know everything and know how to get the job done. And then for days tortured Google with their queries to master everything you need to complete the task. To some, this approach may seem haphazard, in the sense that whether it was easier to first learn, and then to climb? No, not easier, because the knowledge in it becomes obsolete every 3 months. Well, remember about the precious ability to have their own opinion on things.
Well, the simplest thing you can do right now is stupid to redraw anything. For Example, The Telegram. Make a screenshot and diligently, exactly-in-exactly to the last pixel redraw.
A small but very important digression. I recommend the Figma – by a happy coincidence this program is free and at the same time is the best choice for the design and design interfaces. Don’t believe me – ask the Internet.
Well, redraw anything. Copying and plagiarism are almost the fastest and the most effective school to master the technical part of the design, that is, you will learn to work in programs. Previous word in the plural for a reason: the Figma you will not do, and will soon find out yourself – remember about constant learning.
You will also learn to formulate their thoughts and questions, and then learn how to Google – is, no joke, incredibly you need a skill which is not as easy to obtain as it seems.
Where to learn interface design and get paid for it
What’s next? Then even easier. Now you need to redo something. Remember the website, program, service that you use and that’s something you annoying. Not need to go far, you can once again take the same Telegram. Personally, my balls hate the horrible dump of people, bots, and channels in a single list without any categorization. I don’t want to use alternative clients I want in the official app appeared separate tabs for different entities, and ideally the ability to group chat as you want.
All ingenious is simple. Draw one, make another and you’ll get the taste check, get inspired. Sounds simple, in fact – languish. But it’s interesting and fun.
Of course, perform hard work just so you get to burn motivation. And motivation, as already proven by science, it is best to raise the money. And the excitement. Robust design boost you can get in design competitions that are particularly relevant for beginners – not scared to make a mistake, and the chance to get the money very real. This is almost the best way to a sea of different practices, and even possibly paid. I personally like 99designs are hundreds and thousands of tasks daily, including the web design, which — as expected — there the most expensive (one to two thousand dollars are not uncommon). Choose what you love, and love design– net buzz.
As I said, I snuck into the industry entirely on lies. Contests I’ve dabbled in much later, when just tired from work: competitions is rest and relaxation. I mean, what if some of your character traits, there is still courage or audacity, you can climb on the exchange of freelancing and take orders.
TL;DR and why it was even written
Again I summarize.
- To enter the interfaces doesn’t necessarily have to study in advance, but must then, and in constantly; you need to have extraordinary thinking and be able to defend, and it should also be skeptical of alien knowledge and advice.
- The optimum tool – Figma-it’s free and generally the best at the moment, but have to learn and other programs; what and how – will help a very necessary skill google.
- The practice is the best school: first copy-redraw something, and then reinvent what you don’t; but you can still get money for practices that participate in design contests or – if you have the nerve in real projects that you can get on the freelance markets.
If you’ve read this far already, and it is – for a moment – is the fourth page in word, you probably noticed that most of the text is dedicated to some teachings and morals. That is a good reason to design first and foremost requires the right configuration of the brain, and not anything else. Good luck!