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If you’re a UX Designer, and you’re applying to jobs, writing a great resume might be the most important part of the whole process. That’s why we created this guide. It’s full of data, tips, and best practices to help you craft the best possible UX Designer resume. Let’s dive in.

If you’re looking for advice about how to write an effective resume for a job as a UX designer, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected all of our best practices into one place so that you can study them before putting them into action (and it’s not just us saying that—we have scientific research behind us).

Methodology

To build our ux designer resume guide, we analyzed 82 ux designer resumes and 51 ux designer job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good ux designer resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Ux designer resume objective data + ux designer objective examples

Do ux designer’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for ux designer’s specifically:

  • 19% of ux designer’s included an objective section
  • 55% of ux designer’s included a professional summary
  • 37% of ux designer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Ux designer resume objective examples

Lifelong developer seeking a UX position. Plenty of experience working in highly collaborative settings and deploying new systems to help meet company-wide benchmarks .

Lifelong UX designer looking for a new position. Plenty of experience working with teams and deploying innovative initiatives to help meet company KPIs .

Passionate about discovering design challenges and offering impactful solutions through problem-solving.

Recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a significant background in Industrial Design, seeking an entry-level UX design position.

Over 6 years of professional experience in UX design process with expertise in Requirement Analysis, Planning, Documentation, Scheduling, Design, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance of applications.


Skills for ux designer resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on ux designer resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common ux designer resume skills

Most common hard skills for ux designer resumes: management, CSS, jquery, javascript, and html5.


Most common soft skills for ux designer resumes: analytical skills, time management, creativity, empathetic, and communication skills


Other good ux designer resume skills

  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • UX writing
  • Visual communication and UI
  • User testing
  • Information architecture
  • Interaction design
  • Prototype design
  • Collaboration
  • User interface design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • HTML
  • UI design
  • Usability design
  • Application development
  • Prioritization
  • Time management

Ux designer skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Ux designer skills example 1

Wireframing and prototyping | management | visual communication and ui | user testing | informatica | jquery| information architecture

Ux designer skills example 2

UX writing | analytical skills | interaction design | analytical skills | prototype design | analytical skills | collaboration

Ux designer skills example 3

Application development | user interface design | communication skills | time management skills | html | analytical skills | ui design

Work experience for ux designer resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for ux designer resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for ux designer jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Ux designer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Ux Designer

Wayne Enterprises, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing problems
  • Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Ux Designer

Cogent Data, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Consulting with clients to understand their goals
  • Explaining user research results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Creating wireframes, storyboards, sitemaps and screen flows

WORK EXPERIENCE

Ux Designer Intern

Astonishing Studio, 2013-2012

Responsibilities

  • Creating product prototypes
  • Analyzing user feedback and activity, and iterating to enhance the user experience
  • Assisting with content development
  • Conducting competitor and customer analysis
  • Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success

Education for ux designer resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, ux designer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 615 ux designer resumes

  • 1% ux designer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 52% ux designer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 44% ux designer resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% ux designer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Ux designer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

York College, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Salutatorian

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017

Certifications for ux designer resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help ux designer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Ux designer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Systems Incorporated, 2020

Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Systems Incorporated,2017

CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Photoshop, Data Center Design Consultant

Ux designer resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 615 ux designer resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by ux designer’s and ux designer employers.

The most common action verbs on ux designer resumes are: design, code, test, process, and create.

The most common action verbs on ux designer job postings are: develop, build, implement, report, and engineer.

Other action verbs for ux designer resumes: 

  • Lead
  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Program
  • Improve
  • Track
  • Perform
  • Built
  • Run
  • Lead
  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Program

Full ux designer resume example

We created a couple complete ux designer resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Ux designer resume example

Stacie Rowland
Ux Designer

4887 Godfrey Street, Estacada, OR


Recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a significant background in Industrial Design, seeking an entry-level UX design position.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Ux Designer

Wayne Enterprises, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Discuss the Business requirement with the Product owner and develop the application with a good look and feel.
  • Redesigned logo, business cards, brand style.
  • Designed and prototyped interfaces in cooperation with the product team.
  • Designed and implemented prototypes, mock-ups, usability tests, personas, CJM, user flows, wireframes, style guides

Associate Ux Designer

Cogent Data, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Participated in working groups to refine and improve digital products
  • Collected requirements, researched the quality and convenience of the interfaces of the company’s digital products
  • Developed landing page layouts and design system
  • Participated in research and brainstorming sessions

Ux Designer Intern

Astonishing Studio, 2013-2016

Responsibilities

  • Researched and defined UX strategy for consumer segments and different customer types
  • Constantly measured how designs are performing for target customers. Iterated and improved those experiences as needed
  • Collaborated with project teams to develop information architecture
  • Prepared and designed of all facets of the UI design including: mockups, wireframes, icons, animations, UI style guides, general art and documentation

CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe InDesign

Adobe Systems Incorporated, 2020

Web Designer

Brainbench, 2017


SKILLS

Wireframing and prototyping | information architecture | jquery | analytical skills | analytical skills | html5 | user interface design


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

York College, 2020

Associate of Arts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2017

What experts say about ux designer resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“A big mistake is presenting your resume as if it’s a pseudo portfolio.” – UX Resume Dos and Don’ts (as a UX Hiring Manager)


” Another bit that might bite you in the backside is using photos. Because of all the underlying biases out there you need to make your resume about your skills and experience not about you as a person.” – UX Resume Dos and Don’ts (as a UX Hiring Manager)


” Even if it’s not focused on specifically UX design, find ways to pinpoint the leadership opportunities that you’ve had.” – Resume Tips for UX Designers | Google UX Design Certificate

Want help with your ux designer resume?

Having a UX designer resume is a lot like having a resume. It’s important to make sure you have the right stuff on it, but you can also make it your own.

When it comes to writing a UX designer resume, we have all the building blocks covered. Our guide will walk you through what to include and how to organize your work to show off your skills and experience.

If you need help actually building your resume, just let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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