I gathered all tools you need as a UI Designer.

Here they are πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
1) A UI Design tool ✏️

Of course! You need a tool to design interfaces. My recommendation isn't surprising:

figma.com
2) A wireframing/sketching tool πŸ“

Wireframing is an essential part of the design process. While you can use pen and paper, I seriously recommend Whimsical.

whimsical.com
or pen & paper
3) A motion design tool πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

You don't have to learn motion UI design, but it's a very valuable skill. You can do some of it in Figma, but when you're ready to step up, check these out:

principleformac.com
protopie.com
4) An asset management tool πŸ“¦

While fully optional - very useful. Managing all the icons, illustrations and fonts can be messy. These tools are here to help:

iconjar.com (icons)
rightfontapp.com (fonts)
5) A planning tool πŸ—“

You'll likely be working on multiple things at once, so planning your day is essential. These 3 websites won't disappoint you:

notion.so
calendar.google.com
culturedcode.com/things
6) A communication tool πŸ’¬

If you're working inside a team, this choice might not be for you. Anyway, try these tools to make communicating a breeze:

slack.com
loom.com
mimestream.com
7) BONUS: awesome free resources 🎁

You have all the tools you need now, so how about some fantastic resources to make your UIs pop?

feathericons.com (icons)
unsplash.com (photos)
mobbin.design (inspo)
blush.design (illustrations)
That's it!

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A growing list of jobs and mentors, targeted at both UX/UI Designers and designers in general. Beautifully designed.
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