Career path for designers

3 years ago from , Digital Designer

Hello everyone,

Since I find really limited results on google (or I just use the wrong keywords), I told myself to try my luck here also. Do you have any real examples of career paths in design? Like, what responsibilities you'll have, what is expected from you? Gradually, from intern/junior to senior. One example that speaks my mind: https://www.netguru.co/career/paths/designer

I'm looking for more like this or something that could help me build some sort of guidance to someone that joins a team as an intern or junior. Something that answers the question of: What should I do to make my next steps in my career as a designer?

Thank you!


  • Ana Serro, 3 years ago

    Looking back now, every time I had the same doubt about what would be required of me to advance as a digital designer in my career, I would go on job boards or LinkedIn and look at a lot of job descriptions. Basically, I would cross-reference everything listed from responsibilities to skills in all of those postings to build a general picture of what it entails to get to the next level and then work towards those goals.

    Hope this helps!

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    • , 3 years ago

      Hey Ana,

      Thank you so much for your answer. Yes, I thought about doing the same. To gather as many JDs and to try to take out whatever I need from them. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer. Thank you once again!

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      • Ana Serro, 3 years ago

        No worries, Remus! Glad I could help a bit. I understand how confusing and frustrating it can get, especially nowadays where a career path in design is not as clear as it used to be just a few years ago (hence why this method I explained before has been working for me). After checking a few job descriptions you'll start finding patterns that appeal to you and also start filtering out details/responsibilities that don't fit into your goals, in the end making this process faster.

        Good luck with everything!

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