How to become Microsoft Designer


While formal education isn't always a requirement, many Microsoft Designers have a bachelor's degree in a related field.

Gain Skills

Develop proficiency in design tools commonly used at Microsoft such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, or other similar software.

Learn about Microsoft Products

Familiarize yourself with Microsoft's suite of products and their design languages. This includes understanding the principles of Fluent Design.

Build a Portfolio

Create a portfolio showcasing your design projects. Include a variety of work that demonstrates your skills and versatility.

Gain Experience

Seek internships or entry-level positions in design to gain practical experience. Look for opportunities to work on projects.


Connect with professionals in the industry, including current or former Microsoft employees.

Stay Updated

Design trends and technologies evolve rapidly. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in design by reading blogs and taking courses.

Apply for Positions

Keep an eye on job postings on Microsoft's careers website or other job boards.

Prepare for Interviews

If you're selected for an interview, be prepared to discuss your design process, showcase your portfolio, and demonstrate your skills.

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