What's it like to be a User Interface Designer?
User Interface (UI) Designers design interfaces in software programs, mobile apps, games and websites with a focus on appearance or style.
Tasks and duties
- Creating a cohesive style guide and ensure that a consistent design language is applied across the product.
- Designing and arranging interface components, and preparing assets for the development team.
- Communicating design rationale to achieve alignment and shared understanding with various stakeholders and the developers building the product.
UI Design is a crucial subset of UX (User experience). UI Designers aim to create designs users will intuitive and pleasing to the eye, including the surface and overall feel of a design.
What can I earn as a User Interface Designer?
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How to become a User Interface Designer
- Consider completing a qualification or short course in graphic design, web design or UX.
- Develop an eye for design, and understanding of design principles and how to identify strengths and weaknesses in user experiences and interfaces.
- Seek out online resources and communities to share your work, network and learn from other designers.
- Keep up to date with design and UX developments by reading blogs, online publications, and articles. There’s no official design playbook!
- Develop a portfolio of work to show prospective employers. This can include work you’ve done on mock UI Design projects and should demonstrate your design thinking. Set up a blog or a website to showcase this work. A strong portfolio may be critical to gaining employment in the field.
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