How a day in the life of a UI UX Designer looks like!

How a day in the life of a UI UX Designer looks like!

Reading Time: 4 minutesA UI UX designer’s head is constantly buzzing with ideas. Even a bike ride to work or an evening stroll in the park can inspire them to create designs that stand out. The life of a UI UX designer revolves around their client and delivering only the best of designs for their users. They want to make it easy to use and navigate through the website and help the client scale up.

In a constant effort of giving their best to ease the users’ lives, they stress themselves out.

Here’s how a day in a designer’s life looks like:

Mornings in the life of a ui ux designer

1. Wake up with a thought to create something amazing

Wake up with a thought to create something amazing

2. Think about design ideas / look for inspiration while commuting to work

Look for inspiration while commuting to work

3. Walk into the office and head straight for the coffee

Reach office and head straight to grab a cup of coffee

4. Create a to-do list from yesterday’s pending to-do list. Map out your day even though you know things don’t go according to the plan.

Create to-do list from yesterday's pending task and plan your day

5. Call the client and discuss with colleagues, the challenges and the plan for the day.

Connect with colleagues, clients to understand their challenges and work accordingly

6. Finally, find time to get some actual UX work done!

Start with some actual UX work

and the afternoon goes like –

1. Get feedback from colleagues while having lunch.

Get colleagues feedback during lunch

2. Keep on iterating prototypes until you are satisfied.

Iterate prototypes until you are satisfied

3. Draft emails that try to best explain the concept to the client.

Draft an email that best explain your concept to your client

4. Try to make sense of the feedback from the client.

Understand your client's feedback and make sense out of it

5. Need for another cup of coffee, or maybe two!

Grab another cup of coffee and think of new ideas

6. Keep on iterating until your client is satisfied and cancel all evening plans, of course!

Keep on iterating until your clients are satisfied and cancel your evening plans

7. Time to celebrate when the client approves the work

Celebrate when the client approves the work

8. Realize its almost the end of the day and you didn’t accomplish anything else on your morning to-do list.

Realize you didn't end up following your to-do list

The evening is like

1. You suddenly get superpowers – and you start designing faster, prototype faster to get done as much as possible

Design and prototype faster to get work done as soon as possible

2. But you keep getting interrupted!

But you keep getting interrupted

3. Put on your headphones, your coworkers still don’t get the hint

Put on your headphones to avoid your coworkers

4. You somehow finish most of the urgent work and promise yourself to finish the pending things tomorrow

Finishing the priority task and promise yourself to complete the pending task tommorrow

5. You send email updates to clients and pray that you don’t get an immediate response so that you go can go home.

Send email updates to clients and pray you don't get an immediate response

6. When you have done everything humanly possible, you head home

Head home when you have done everything possible to complete the work

and lastly, Night ends with

Before sleeping you think about the whole day and realize you are happy with the work you do and how you love doing it

Think about the whole day before sleeping and realise that you love what you are doing

Every day in the lives of UI UX designers at Octet Design Studio is just like this. How about you? Can the designer in you relate to this? Let us know your comments below!

Creative Director and Founder of Octet Design Studio- Aakash Jethwani
Aakash Jethwani

With an experience of 12+ years and serving more than 300+ projects, he is now leading a team of 25+ designers and developers and handling responsibility as founder and creative director at Octet Design Studio.

A design leader, known for creating and offering pixel-perfect design by striking a balance between design and technology to his clients while also managing his team and business.

His vision is to help companies disrupt market through designs and becoming a go-to partner for innovation. With a commitment to deep implementation of design strategies, he envisions pioneering innovative solutions to not only transforms businesses but also make it an essential requirement for the clients seeking unparalleled excellence.

His ultimate goal is to offer ‘experiences as a differentiator’ to clients seeking sustainable growth in the competitive digital landscape.

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