Creative rebirth: Marcsi’s journey from healthcare to UI design


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Marcsi transitioned from midwifery to UI/UX design with our course, setting her on the path to becoming a junior designer. Explore her story and  experience with the UI Designer course!

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Can you tell us briefly about your life before the UI course? What was your situation like before you enrolled?

I studied and became a midwife at Széchenyi István University in Győr. After I finished school, I worked in both public and private healthcare. I’ve always needed to be creative and have been really interested in the digital world, so I was already thinking about changing my career when I decided to take the course.

What inspired you to switch and become a UI Designer?

I used to draw and paint in my spare time, and then I started taking macro and portrait photographs while studying at university. I’ve always known I had this creative side, but it was just something I thought of as a hobby. I hadn’t heard much about UI/UX design until I came across the UI Academy course. After I looked into it more, I realized it was the perfect mix of digital and creative work I wanted to dive into.

Tell us a bit about your current job! Where do you work, what are your responsibilities?

I’m still working as a midwife right now, but after finishing UI Academy’s fast-paced course, I quickly got a job offer. I’ll be starting soon as a Junior UI/UX Designer with a digital team.

What do you think are the biggest challenges for UI Designers today?

Having a mindset that focuses on the user and understands what they need is critical. It’s all about figuring out what users want and making an interface that looks good and works well for them. It’s also essential to work well with other designers and developers, making sure everything comes together smoothly. Also, staying up-to-date with the latest tech, trends, and users’ needs is really important.

What skills do you think are needed to succeed in this profession?

You need a creative touch and a knack for design to do well in this job. It’s also super important to understand and care about what users need, and having some knowledge about UX helps a lot. You should know how to design interfaces, edit images, and use creative software. Being good at solving problems and talking things through with others is key. You’ve got to be able to work on your own and as part of a team. And, of course, always be ready to learn and improve yourself.

What are some of your memories of the UI course? How did you find it?

The UI Academy course was a game-changer for me. I got to learn the basics from pros through online classes and in-person workshops. Right at the start, they gave us two projects: to design a website and a mobile app.

We had to work on these by ourselves while the course went on, and then show our work to a a larger audience at the end. Every two weeks, we had mentoring sessions where we could talk about any problems we ran into with our projects, with expert advice from professionals.

What have you worked on since then? What project are you most proud of?

It’s still new to me, but I’ve been hired for a Junior UI/UX position, and I’m still working as a midwife. I could highlight the two assignments I completed during the training and the test assignment I completed when applying for the junior position.

I’m proud of all of them because I started from zero with just a healthcare background. For my course, I made a skincare website and a mobile app for home insurance calculations. For my job application test, I designed a display for managing personal claims on an insurance company’s existing interface.

What further opportunities for advancement and opportunities for learning do you see for yourself?

Growing your portfolio is crucial; that comes from continuously learning and gaining experience. So, it’s vital to focus on this even when juggling other work. I plan to continue enrolling in various courses and training, particularly in UX and digital illustration. Everyday learning can also include attending conferences, events, or workshops, which are great places to network and increase knowledge. Ultimately, I’d like to become a mentor, but I must acquire more knowledge and experience to achieve that dream.

What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to apply to the course and try their hand at this profession?

I think UI/UX is a really exciting and creative area that’s really sought after in the digital world. If you’re feeling excited about getting into this field, don’t hold back. Feel free to jump in and start on this path.

Interested in UI design? Can you picture yourself in a creative digital career?

With UI Academy x Codecool’s online, English-language training, in three months you’ll gain the knowledge and UI portfolio to open the doors to IT.

Check the course’s page, see all the technologies and skills that we teach, and let us know if you have any questions. We’re glad to help and excited to get to know you!

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