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Early Careers in DET: Junior UX/UI Designer

Sara | Junior UX/UI Designer | 9/26/2023

Junior UX/UI Designer

The Role

The Junior User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) Designer is responsible for creating digital content based on direction from senior Digital staff, which includes the creation of digital wireframes, prototypes, and layouts for internal and external projects. You will work closely on a wide range of ambitious and innovative projects, spanning everything from advertising banners and emails to websites and web applications, and will help drive the digital direction of projects to enable the team to deliver world-class solutions.

The Candidate

A digital or design-based bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required for this role, along with an impressive portfolio showcasing an aptitude for digital and design thinking. Previous experience working within an agency is beneficial.


Meet Sara, Junior UX/UI Designer in DET

What prompted you to pursue an opportunity as a Junior UX/UI Designer?

I have always loved everything about design, but I actually ended up studying photography at university. Upon graduating, I spent 5 years working in a photographic lab and really enjoyed it, specifically the design proofing element. I eventually decided to go back and study graphic design, where I was introduced to the world of UX/UI design. I find the thought process behind the user journey so interesting, especially because keeping the user at the forefront is key to everything in UX/UI design.

Describe your role in three words.

Exciting, challenging, rewarding.

Describe your academic background and which transferable skills you have leveraged the most in your role.

I have a strong art and design background, but in this particular role, I feel as though my empathic nature to consider others and their needs really helps with putting the user first. Attention to detail, whilst keeping design clean and clear is also vital—even more so when designing for the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry.

What are your top three tips for someone who may be looking to start a career as a Junior UX/UI Designer within a healthcare communications setting?

  1. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked in the Healthcare or Life Sciences space before. This shouldn’t hold you back—there are many other transferrable skills you will use!
  2. Be yourself and be honest during your interview. It’s important to be truthful about what you know, what you don’t, and how you want to grow and develop as a designer. A genuine team will always be ready to help you whenever you need it.
  3. Pay attention to the agency’s values. This should stand true to who they are as a company and how they treat their clients and employees. From experience, I can say Avalere Health absolutely lives up to theirs!

How would you describe your career experience at Avalere Health so far?

This is probably the best job I’ve ever had! Of course, there are challenges along the way, but they continue to push me outside of my comfort zone, ensuring I’m always upskilling, learning on the job, and growing professionally. I also feel really lucky to be working with the most motivating, talented, and inspiring team of people who I learn from every day.


Other entry-level roles in our Digital Experience Technology team include: Junior Frontend Developer, Junior Backend Developer, Junior Full stack Developer, Associate Digital Producer, and Quality Assurance Associate.

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