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Ask DN: What makes a junior / mid-level / senior designer?

over 3 years ago from , UX Designer

Hey DN,

In your opinion, what are the defining traits that make designers level up all the way from intern to senior?

I'm referring mostly to ”UX / Product designers“ here, but I don't think there's too much of a difference between different design disciplines for this kind of evaluation.

1 comment

  • Ben Henschel, over 3 years ago

    This is how I've always looked at it:

    Entry level

    • Problem known
    • Solution known
    • Your job: Execute

    Mid Level

    • Problem known
    • Solution unknown
    • Your Job: Find solution and execute

    Senior Level

    • Problem unknown
    • Solution unknown
    • Your Job: Identify the problem, find the solution and execute (or manage the execution)
    9 points