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If you’re a creative problem-solver, then a career in design may be for you! But how do you choose between a career in web design versus a career in user experience (UX) design? Since these two career paths are both user-focused, they have many similarities, but we’re breaking down the nuanced differences between web designers and UX designers to help you find the better fit for you! Find out how these two careers differ, what the daily life of web designers and UX designers look like, and the salaries to expect in these career paths. Plus, our favorite online tutorials and bootcamps to become a Web Designer or a UX Designer!
User experience (UX) design considers any interaction a user has with a product or service and optimizes it. UX design thinks about how an experience makes the user feel, how an interface looks, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish desired tasks.Continue Reading →
In 2020, professional ballerina Rina reassessed her career goals and began to follow her new passion for UI/UX design. Rina explains how the multi-layered instructional support – from mentorship to tutor assistance to career counseling – at CareerFoundry’s online UX Design bootcamp played a vital role in helping her make a successful career pivot from dance to design. Find out how CareerFoundry prepared and coached Rina through her UX design job search, and what types of design projects Rina is now working on as a UX designer at Order Guru!
What inspired you to make a career change into UX design?Continue Reading →
Aladrian Goods and Cici Yang were caught in careers they weren't passionate about when they decided to tap into their creative sides. Both Aladrian and Cici enrolled in CareerFoundry’s fully remote UX Design bootcamp in order to kickstart their careers in UX design – and two years later, their careers have taken off! Cici and Aladrian share why they chose CareerFoundry's bootcamp, the differences between a Product Designer vs a Content Designer, and the advantages (and disadvantages!) of freelancing. Plus, hear their advice for UX design bootcampers looking to land their dream design job now.Continue Reading →
Meet Angie Huetteman, a Data Analytics Tutor at CareerFoundry’s new self-paced, online Data Analytics Program. Angie tells us how CareerFoundry tutors and mentors support their self-paced students, the types of students who are most successful in data analytics, and her advice for finding your niche within the data analytics industry.Continue Reading →
Kasia Pryczek didn’t even own a computer, but was on the hunt for a creative, flexible, stable career as she raised her newborn. She enrolled in CareerFoundry’s Full-Stack Web Development Program, and after graduation, moved back to her home country of Poland for a job at a software consulting company called Startup Development House. Find out how Kasia juggled motherhood and bootcamp, got promoted from Junior to Mid-level Web Developer, and fought through imposter syndrome in her career change.Continue Reading →
After being a pastor for 19 years, Jeff was looking to get into tech, and discovered UX design as a great way to combine logic and creative skills. He wanted to learn future-focused skills, and found online UX design bootcamp CareerFoundry met all his requirements. Jeff tells us how he balanced his part-time studies with his full time job in Charlotte, North Carolina, how Germany-based CareerFoundry ensured he had access to North American mentors, and how he landed his job as a Design Strategist at an Energy company!Continue Reading →
The landscape of online coding bootcamps is vast – ranging from $30/month subscriptions to full-time bootcamps that cost around $20,000. And many online coding programs now offer Income Share Agreements (ISA), which adds another layer of complexity when comparing online coding bootcamp costs. In addition to flexibility, remote code bootcamps cost less than in-person bootcamps – the average online bootcamp tuition is $11,118 (and lasts ~15 weeks) while in-person bootcamp tuition is $11,906 on average (and lasts ~14 weeks). Cost is an important factor when choosing an online bootcamp, so how do you decide what to budget for? We're breaking down the costs of several popular online coding bootcamps.Continue Reading →
Just as coding languages are always changing, things also change very quickly in the coding bootcamp industry! In October we read about two big acquisitions, some fundraises, and partnerships and rivalries between universities and bootcamps. We heard about the interesting backgrounds of some female bootcamp founders, and what demand there is for software developers in the tech industry! There were also articles about companies teaming up with bootcamps and two coding bootcamps going through hardships. Read the summary or listen to the podcast!Continue Reading →