Absolutely not. You do not need to be an artist to become a UX Designer. A UX Designer’s job entails interacting with clients, performing user and market research, coming up with design solutions and ideas, sketch and prototype the concepts and drive the project. You absolutely require no artistic skills to do all of the above things. Even when it comes to sketching ideas, wireframes or creating prototypes you don’t need to make your ideas look like an artist’s work. That is essentially not our job to do. It’s all about our thought process which count and not Picasso-like drawing skills.
About Swathi Kirthyvasan
Swathi is a Design Consultant & Content Writer based out of Hyderabad, India. She currently assists on UX design projects at her work along with creating graphics and illustrations. She is also a part-time artist and illustrator who works with watercolours, ink and paper. In her free time, she enjoys photography, reading and cooking and can't go a day without a cup of green tea.