There’s a lot about this field you don’t learn in design school.
Many of us have gotten into UX design through other avenues. Most of my coworkers were artists, graphic designers, social media content creators, or web designers. Learning User Experience design at the educational level is still fairly new, especially in traditional colleges and universities. My educational background is Communications and Media Design. I didn’t study Human-Computer Interaction or anything directly related to UX design.
Because of this, much of the learning we’ll do as UX designers happens once we’re on the job.
1. You never really “own” a project.
In design school, when you’re tasked with a project, it’s yours.