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User Interface Designer

A diverse role where technology meets design.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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How to become a User Interface Designer


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There are many pathways to becoming a User Interface (UI) Designer, including qualifications in web and graphic design. It is essential to have an understanding of human behaviour and an eye for design.

  1. Consider completing a qualification or short course in graphic design, web design or UX.
  2. Develop an eye for design, and understanding of design principles and how to identify strengths and weaknesses in user experiences and interfaces.
  3. Seek out online resources and communities to share your work, network and learn from other designers.
  4. Keep up to date with design and UX developments by reading blogs, online publications, and articles. There’s no official design playbook!
  5. 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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Bachlor of Commerce
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10+ years
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Small (1-19 employees)
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Web Designing
The good things
Important things I've learned to do as a designer. Develop empathy. Put your ego aside and learn to listen and care about others. Build trust. Trust is a fundamental property of product success. Don't...
The challenges
When you feel a lack of clarity around what you should be doing and no one can give you an answer — be proactive. A critical time for proactivity, is at the start of a project where there is a lot of ...
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