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Brush up your UI design skills and learn something new with these 7 best YouTube channels for UI designers

Brush up your UI design skills and learn something new with these 7 best YouTube channels for UI designers

YouTube has truly revolutionized the world. If you’re sad and need a pick me up in the form of cats on catnip, you’ve got it. Maybe you’re about to do your tax returns for the first time and have no idea where to begin? Well, there’s 7 million videos to choose from, guiding you along every step of the way.

Cooking, analytical philosophy, language learning, yoga and coding are just a few of the skills you can become an expert in simply by watching YouTube videos.

And UI design is no different. 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Among all of that content is a UI design YouTube community which shares its insight, skill and talent with the world so that we can all become better UX designers. It’s no wonder YouTube is the second most visited website in the entire world.

In this post, Justinmind will share with you a 8 key UI designers on YouTube who you should be following if you want to keep your pulse on all things UI design. Let’s get into it.


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Will Paterson

Will Paterson is a logo designer from the north of England. His videos focus on branding and logo design and he has amassed quite the following, especially in the last year and a half.

His approach is endearing and he shares with you his trials and tribulations as he makes his way through the world as a freelance logo designer.

What’s great about Will’s channel is his popular series where he’ll critique logo designs you send to him. He’ll discuss the pros and cons of your design so that you can take these criticisms to improve your work.

The Futur

The Futur is a YouTube channel dedicated to the business of design and the design of business. Hosted by award winning designer Chris Do, topics covered in The Futur range from designing the perfect landing page, to figuring out what to charge a client and portfolio critiques. The videos have high production value and feature guests from all different disciplines.

What is great about Chris Do is his empowering message. Often designers sell themselves short. In fact, one of Chris’s employees talked about a time he did a logo design for $50 because he just felt lucky to be picked for a design.

Chris empowers designers to know their worth and value and shows you exactly how to determine those factors yourself. If you want to be a more successful designer then subscribe to this channel.

Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is very popular on YouTube. His clear and easy to follow tutorials make design look like a breeze and he demystifies any fears you might have about using Adobe.

Whether it’s cutting something out in Photoshop, creating an 80’s style chrome logo or  polishing your type skills, there will be a video for you on Chris’s channel.

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Sarah Doody

UX designer and consultant Sarah Doody has her own YouTube channel where she shares her expertise and knowledge on all things UX design.

The beauty of Sarah’s channel is you’re getting professional advice for free and actionable insights that you can bring to your own UX design practice.

Our personal favorite video is the one where Sarah gives a comprehensive guide to creating and using personas in UX design.

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Mackenzie Child

Mackenzie Child is a product designer with a passion for illustration. Even though a large majority of his videos focus on illustration, his daily design playlist has a ton of awesome videos dedicated to UI design.

Whether it’s a newsletter sign up modal (more on modals here!) or designing a todo list, Mackenzie will walk you through the steps you need to take for crafting awesome user interfaces and experiences.

Charli Marie

Kiwi designer Charli Marie has a channel dedicated to design thinking, projects and advice. Her channel is one of the most popular in the UI design YouTube community and features many brilliant collaborations with other big names such as Chris Do, and Matt Ragland.

What’s refreshing about Charli’s channel is the female perspective, as UI design is a male dominated industry.

The mix of tutorials and lifestyle make Charli’s videos approachable, useful and interesting.

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Ran Segall

Ran Segall, or Flux as his YouTube name goes, is a designer and entrepreneur. His channel details his journey, struggles and lessons learned in UI/UX design. Whether you’re just dipping your toes in the UI design waters or you’re an expert already, you’ll find something useful on Ran’s channel.

Ran’s channel is a testament to the multidisciplinary nature of UI and UX design as he shares his thoughts on internships, website structure, showing off and being sick on a deadline. Not only that but Ran also talks about strategies designer can use to work better and more efficiently.

Mike Locke

With 17 years’ experience under his belt, Mike Locke’s is a channel worth subscribing to. Locke goes in depth about common UX design questions that arise in the community and shares his thoughts and perspective on controversial topics (like, should designers code?).

If you want to take advice from someone with a lot of time in the field who knows what they’re talking about then it’s worth the click to subscribe to Mike’s channel. You won’t regret it.

Conclusion

YouTube is a great way to open yourself up to new skills or simply develop yourself into something better. With the UI design YouTube community, you’re sure to find something to learn while being entertained along the way. Enjoy!

Steven is the web editor at Justinmind

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