There are several skills to train to become a good designer:
- I need to learn how to observe.
- I need to learn the tools so that my creative vision isn't limited by my technical capabilities.
- I need to learn the theory behind design.
- I need to look at a lot of good design to orient my mind towards mimicking good design principles.
I'm starting off day 1 with learning the nuts and bolts of Figma. Figma seems like a fantastic piece of software to quickly design things, from slidedecks to icons to complete apps and design systems.
So that's what I did. I started by designing along with the Figma Basics videos. Here's the result: A home screen UI for a fictitious IG-clone.
Here is a link to a working prototype.
Visualize Value - Design Fundamentals