When you install certain fonts, fine-tune a color scheme, and create call-to-action buttons, you’re doing more than just beautifying a website — you’re increasing its overall trustworthiness. In a study conducted by researchers in the UK, 94% of respondents said they didn’t trust a website if it involved complex layouts, small print, boring color choices, and other elements of crappy design.
That study zeroed in on a handful of health websites specifically, but its findings can be applied to virtually any website: good web design matters. A lot.
That’s where UX/UI designers come into play. They’re the professionals who are responsible for both stylizing the visual aspects of a site and making sure said aspects are relevant to users, ensuring a positive user experience. (Do you know what happens if users don’t have a positive experience on your site? Spoiler alert: They don’t visit it, which means your site doesn’t make any money. Sad!)
With businesses of all sizes and industries flocking to the interwebs nowadays, UX/UI designers have become more essential than ever. That makes it a great time to kickstart your own career as a web designer.
The Complete UI & UX Design Master Class Bundle can as your launchpad. Featuring more than 45 hours of expert-taught training, it’s comprised of the following eight courses:
Design Mobile App Icons Using Photoshop & Illustrator
Discover what it takes to create those nifty lil’ launcher app icons on Android and iOS smartphones by enrolling in this two-hour, beginner-friendly course. Across five chapters of step-by-step learning, it’ll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to design icons for two different apps and troubleshoot common issues faced by aspiring designers.
Web Design: Workflow of Modern Web Design
Familiarize yourself with the process of effective design with this seven-and-a-half-hour class on establishing a workflow. Its 13-chapter education covers both modern design procedures as well as relevant tools and frameworks, including Photoshop, Balsamiq Mockups, and the Invision App.
Freelancing Career Guide for Designers & Developers
Break out of the 9-to-5 grind with a career in freelance web development, the ins and outs of which you’ll learn in this five-chapter course. You’ll get tips on pricing, invoicing, and time management, plus job-hunting advice and other valuable resources.
Typography for Designers & Developers
Thoughtful use of custom typography — that is, the art of arranging words and characters — can take a site from “meh” to amazing. Serving as a crash course in the practice, this course goes over standard typography basics like padding to margins as well as iOS typography and other, more modern approaches.
Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator 101
Any design-related gig requires knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, which makes this course extra-extra important. Across two hours of content, you’ll learn about essential design principles and find out how to most effectively showcase your work.
UX Design for Beginners
Packed with fundamental lessons covering the role of web designers and core UX design principles, this course is geared toward anyone who had to look up what “UX” stood for upon reading this article’s headline.
UI/UX & Web Design Using Adobe XD
From font choices to pre-made UI kits, this five-hour class will show you how to build a responsive, attractive, and mobile-friendly websites without much hassle using the UX tool Adobe XD.
UI Design with Photoshop: From Beginner to Expert
Take an even deeper dive into Adobe’s photo-manipulation tool with this 12-chapter class taught by an award-winning designer. After mastering the basics, you’ll find out how to use Photoshop to create cool effects that improve your design and conquer common problems faced by UI designers.
At $49.99 a pop, this set of eight courses would cost $399.92 if you bought them each separately. Lucky for you, they’re all included in the Complete UI & UX Design Master Class Bundle, which costs just $39 — a savings of 90%.