So you want to be a… UX/UI Designer

From websites and apps to wearable tech and VR, Michelle Cortese brings her UX expertise to a wide range of projects. Here she sheds light on the creative possibilities of working as a UX/UI designer

Michelle Cortese is a lot of different things – sometimes creative technologist, other times a typographer; she designs everything from stage sets to virtual reality apps. At the heart of all her creative pursuits is a deep understanding of user experience and interactivity. She uses her skills as a UX/UI designer to a variety of different ends, currently working at Facebook leading its AR/VR Experiences team.

Below we speak to her about her unusual career trajectory, what she does at Facebook and the creative possibilities of working as a UX designer. She also tells us about the creative opportunities available to UX designers and has some advice for those hoping to work in the field.

DESIGNER

Worthing, West Sussex

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER

Frome, Somerset

SENIOR DESIGNER

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire