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UI Designer

By Mike Baumgarten

Last updated: Apr 17, 2023

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Discover the role of UI designers and learn what their daily tasks look like, what the job requirements typically are, and how to hire the best in the field.

What is a UI Designer?

A UI or User Interface designer is a professional who specializes in creating visually appealing and functional interfaces for digital products or applications, such as websites, mobile apps, or software. They work closely with UX (User Experience) designers to ensure that the interface is visually appealing, easy to navigate and provides a positive user experience. Ultimately, they are responsible for designing the layout, color schemes, typography, icons, buttons, and other visual elements that make up the user interface, in addition to an array of other responsibilities.

If you are looking for a job as a UI designer, you can check out the open positions below.

How Much Does a UI Designer Make?

As of 2023, the average salary of a UI (User Interface) designer can range from $60,000 to $100,000 per year, with some earning even higher salaries depending on their experience, skills, and location, according to Brainstation. Entry-level UI designers typically earn around $60,000 to $70,000 annually, while mid-level designers with a few years of experience may earn between $70,000 and $85,000 per year. Senior UI designers with extensive experience and a high level of expertise can earn salaries upwards of $90,000 to $100,000 per year.

It's important to note that salaries can vary greatly depending on factors such as location, industry, and employer size. In terms of who has the highest-paid UI designers, the answer is the computing, software, and IT industries.

  • Google - $133,588
  • Microsoft - $125,408
  • Cisco Systems - $122,627
  • Intel - $121,473

What are the Job Responsibilities of a UI Designer?

A UI (User Interface) designer is responsible for creating visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces for digital products, such as websites, mobile applications, and software applications. Their job responsibilities include the following.

  • User research to understand user needs, preferences, and behaviors, and translating those insights into design concepts.
  • Creating wireframes, prototypes, and mockups to visualize the user interface and ensure that it aligns with the overall design and usability goals of the product.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, including UX (User Experience) designers, developers, and product managers, to ensure that the UI design is feasible and aligns with the overall product vision.
  • Conducting usability testing and gathering feedback to continuously improve the UI design based on user feedback.
  • Creating style guides, design patterns, and other design documentation to ensure consistency and maintain brand identity across different digital platforms.

Meeting a UI Designer

It’s one thing to know the requirements of a role — it’s another to see yourself in it. At The Org, we believe that putting faces to the job title can provide more context and a better sense of how the role fits into the big picture.

Explore live positions for UI designers and meet the people behind the title here.

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Tips for Recruiting a UI Designer

Hiring the right UI designer is a big deal. Rather than feeling lost and overwhelmed, consider employing the tips found below.

  1. **Find and shortlist designers. **Rather than leaving applications to pile up, sift through them regularly, shortlisting candidates that may be right for the position. That way, you’ll be well-prepared and certain of your decision ahead of the deadline.
  2. **Browse job descriptions at companies in your industry. **If you’re not 100% sure of what you should be looking for when it comes time to recruit a UI designer, turn your eyes to what similar companies favor to give you a better idea.
  3. **Understand the difference between a UX and UI designer. **To attract the right talent, you must understand that a UI designer doesn’t just take care of the visual aesthetics on your site. They also focus on the user experience and designs that meet UX needs.
  4. **Are you hiring in-house or on a contract basis? **Before writing your job description, decide which type of employment you require. That way, you can be as detailed as possible and attract candidates that are looking to fulfill such a role.

A good UI (User Interface) designer plays a crucial role in creating digital products that are visually appealing, intuitive, and easy to use. This is especially important because the interface is the primary point of interaction between users and digital products. With the tips above, you can feel confident in your recruiting efforts.

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