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Professional Development Framework

Our Professional Development Framework is a tool used to help professionals in the design industry understand and measure how they are progressing in their role and what's expected of them in order to advance their career. The framework is designed to be role-agnostic, and currently includes 20 individual skillsets spread over five pillars: Core, Strategy, Design, Leadership and Operations.

Framework Levels 5 Positions in this discipline

FL1

Beginner

FL2

Novice

FL3

Intermediate

FL4

Expert

FL5

Master

UX 3 Positions in this discipline

U2

Junior Designer

U3

UX Designer

U5

UX Strategist

Design 3 Positions in this discipline

D2

Junior Designer

D3

Visual Designer

D4

Senior Designer

Research 3 Positions in this discipline

R2

Junior Researcher

R3

Design Researcher

R4

Senior Researcher