Whenever I See the UI/UX Designer Job Post, I Want to Throw Up 🤢

The growing trend of design work exploitation.

Riku Arikiri
4 min readMar 28, 2022
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Nowadays, this rising trend of companies hosting these job posts as UI/UX or UX/UI Designers. These ones have been confusing a whole lot of people. It also disheartens many by the amount of nonsense that is asked of employers.

Whenever I read these job posts. I wonder; do these people even know what they are asking about? And if so, are they willing to pay people for the amount of work wanting to be done?

The straight answer? It’s no. With the advent of boot camps, online courses, and google’s intervention in the UX Design space. We are seeing a swarm of newbie designers entering the field. I have no issue with people changing careers. But the number of people just writing UX/UI Design on their LinkedIn while they’re working as a sales rep is beyond me.

No portfolio, no knowledge of frameworks, just some random bloated words in a CV and a udemy certification(without the credential). Motivated by YouTubers, coming into a field with high expectations of earning a 100K+ salary. Not knowing the reality of the field they are venturing into.

Apart from that, there is a dire need for designers in the field as well. But what kind, it begs to remain a question…



Riku Arikiri

It’s never black or white. Sometimes there’s a bit of spicy red in there as well.