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Yet another question about job titles

forsh3y profile image Charlie ・1 min read

What job title would you give to someone who's software skill set includes:

  • A UI Design & Prototyping Program (Figma)

  • An SVG Creation Program (Inkscape, Affinity Designer)

  • HTML & CSS/SCSS

...and why?

[Yes, this is my specific skill set.]

Thanks for input!

Discussion

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Job titles should be based on what the role is expected to produce, not on the specific skillset the individual has. That being said, your skillset could be a good fit for a web designer role if you had listed any actual skill in graphic/interaction design, and not only knowing how to use a couple of specific applications.

 

listed any actual skill in graphic/interaction design

I was under the impression that was the job of the portfolio? I figured that was implicit anyhow, not sure what good knowing the tech is without the skill!

Thanks for your input!

 

I was under the impression that was the job of the portfolio? I figured that was implicit anyhow, not sure what good knowing the tech is without the skill!

True, but you didn't mention a portfolio.

From my limited perspective, when people mention very specific skills (like a specific software) I take it as they have toyed around with it for a few weeks and that's it, unless there is something else that shows experience or a broader skill. This is mainly because I have seen quite a bunch of CVs bloated with whatever buzzwords were trending at a time without the candidate actually having any demonstrable skill.

I'd rather go with listing the actual skill (graphic/interaction design in this case) and maybe the specific software as an addendum, than the other way around, because if you leave important things implicit, some people are bound to miss them.

To be fair, you didn't post a full CV, just a few skills. But I thought posting my reasoning could help you understand how this list might be perceived by an outsider.

But I thought posting my reasoning could help you understand how this list might be perceived by an outsider.

I really appreciate it! I'm doing a pretty serious career jump, so there's a lot of little things involved with the job hunting process I've never been exposed to. Thanks so much for your input!

Well, good luck with that then! I hope you can figure out the best way to present yourself!

 

I would call them a Front-end Designer.

 
 

Given that you also know how to design products vs. "just" know how the tools work, I'd say "Product-Designer", "Art-Director", "UX-Designer" would be some valid titles.

 

Great, thank you for answering!

 

These seem to be the similar skillset of what my company would call a "UX Designer".