I finished my UX certification from OCAD university Toronto.
They did teach me a lot of UX.
But Very little UI design.
I'm a graphic designer with 8 years of agency and client side experience. I can catch up with figma but of course I won't have much experience.

However I'm not sure where do I fit since I'm planning to make a switch from graphic design to somewhere between UX and marketing.
(like Shopify marketing ux)
Looking for suggestions on job search.
My salary now is 80k cad

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Many of the graphic design fundamentals apply to the UI like hierarchy, margins, paddings, color contrasts, type parings… and so on.
This guy is great showing you the UI fundamentals
https://www.learnui.design

I suggest you review that website and subscribe to his newsletters! Also you can learn about grid systems, design systems and design patterns as well.

One great way to learn UI is studying famous frameworks like material design, bootstrap or simply looking at big companies design systems.

Regarding job search, you can start applying to visual design roles? I think that the transition would be way easier.

GOOD LUCK!

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