The Designer's Toolbox

Get hired in UX and UI design without sending 100+ job applications.

Get started on your design journey by following our collection of tips, tricks, and best practices from the world of UX design. 👇

Getting started

1️⃣ Pick your UX equipment

Are you just starting out in UI and UX? Chances are you still need to get a laptop, some accessories, and maybe even an entire home office setup.

Start with the basics and get a laptop. Depending on your choice, go for a monitor and accessories next.

Pick your UX equipment. We'll help you choose.

2️⃣ The design tools to use in UX

The logo of Figma and Sketch on a yellow background

Once you've picked your hardware, it is time to decide on your design software next. If you look at the main design tools of today, you'll notice two main competitors. These are Figma and Sketch. Both are excellent design tools that have similarities and a few key differences.

To help you select between the right UX design tool, start with our UX design tools post.

3️⃣ Learn the basics of UX

With the previous two steps checked from your list, it is time to move into UX and the theory of it al. Start by reading our UX 101 post.

The post includes the history of UX, books on UX, and the importance of UX.

Start learning about UX here.

4️⃣ Create your UX portfolio

Creating your UX portfolio is part of the ‘big three' in the UX job hunt. Doing it well is a skill in and of itself.

We wrote a step-by-step guide on how to create your UX portfolio, including how to do that without prior experience.

Read how to build your UX portfolio.

5️⃣ Get a job in UX

Once you've completed all of the above, it is time to get that job in UX.

Everything from sending a cover letter to acing your job interview will be discussed in our step-by-step guide.

Read how to get a job in UX.

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