I see the opposite most of the time, but anyone here transitioned from UX to Art Direction?

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🙋‍♂️ I did this. I went to school for graphic design, started my career as a UX person at a digital agency, quickly learned a UX designer is not at all a designer even if it's in the title, transitioned into designer role, and then realized I'd rather make my own ideas come to life instead of someone else's and went art direction path.

I pulled it off by doing alot of design/illustration work on the side since I wasn't scratching that itch at work. Showing that work to the CDs or raising my hand when we were short a designer/art director. Also jumping agencies helped as I could switch titles. I will say going from UX to designer seemed easier than the jump from UX to art direction but thats just my experience.

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I have done both and fill either roles depending on the project, what's your question?

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I’m thinking about it. A UX portfolio can put you in a corner when it comes to branching out to AD positions. Like the person above stated, you’ll need a solid portfolio of non-UX work, such as illustration design, graphics, photography, typography, etc. You need to show you have a high level of aesthetic understanding, taste, and a broad skill set.

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I’m a student currently in a UX focused program, but the more I work on projects the more I learn just how much I love and care for aesthetics + mood/tone/brand building a lot more than making things easier for users. I’m curious what your take on transitioning or if anyone has done so? Would you be working more in the advertising route?

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