My career started in advertising, focusing mostly on web design. That later evolved into UI design for online applications and even physical products. The broader category for the work I do is called User Experience (UX). However, when I tell people outside of the professional Design world that I’m a UX Designer, they usually have no idea what I’m talking about. UX is also a new enough career path that a lot of my Design peers who are focused on traditional media or web Art Direction aren’t really familiar with what a UX career might look like. That in mind, I found this graphic via Twitter, and you can find the original here. What I find particularly interesting is the breakdown of skills and the hubs around the country where this work gets done. I don’t agree with everything, but it’s a great overview for those who’ve never heard of UX.

Nathaniel Salzman