UX Designer Job Description

UX Designer Job Description

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UX designer provides company-wide thought leadership on usability and user-centered design principles and understand when situations require deviating from those principles.

UX Designer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective UX designer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included UX designer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prototype high fidelity mocks using HTML/CSS
Crafting hand written CSS in an organized, scalable and timely fashion
Sketch and present UI concepts, including visual design and behaviors with paper sketches, wireframes, task/workflows, simple working prototypes, or whatever form best communicates your ideas and ability to explain why a design works or why it doesn't
Design the end-to-end experience for online, point of sale and mobile platforms
Facilitate the product discovery process with Product and Technology leadership
Work closely with Product Managers to define and drive user experience requirements for both new and existing products
Develop user scenarios, conceptual models, product and site architectures, work flow diagrams, high-fidelity wireframes, and visual mockups
Ensure UX milestones and deliverables are noted throughout the release life-cycle
Utilize qualitative and quantitative data to help define and defend UI and UX decisions
Collaborate with PM, Test, and Dev through implementation phase to realize design vision

UX Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for UX Designer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: UX, UI, ADA, SCRUM, CSPO, HFI, MFA, BFA, CFA, ISV

Education for UX Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the UX designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Computer, Psychology, Education, User Experience Design, Visual Communications

Skills for UX Designer

Desired skills for UX designer include:

Usability principles and techniques
CSS
Sketch
HTML
JavaScript
Illustrator
Photoshop
Axure
InVision
User experience principles and techniques

Desired experience for UX designer includes:

Knowledge of Adobe Flash and Actionscripting is a plus
Previous mobile app or game development experience preferred
Portfolio of previous projects must be submitted in order to be considered
Strong portfolio demonstrating past relevant projects is required
Understanding of user-centered design principles and the ability to clearly articulate them to the feature team and senior leadership
Knowledge of the design concepts used for highly complex data-driven software applications

UX Designer Examples

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UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an UX designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for UX designer
  • Conceptualize, create, and direct the visual style of the game’s UI
  • Work with the game and audio directors to ensure that visuals, controls, music, and sound effects are in line with presentation guidelines and overall creative direction
  • Observe usability testing and focus groups to validate UX designs and product direction
  • Keep up-to-date with internal and external tools and technologies
  • Design & create static and animated user interfaces for video games to be shipped on the 360, PS3, PC, mobile, Web or Next Gen platforms
  • Create compelling visual treatments for game UI’s and menus that are intuitive, easy to navigate and convey information to maximize end user experience
  • Create conceptual wireframes, user flow diagrams, and high-fidelity prototypes to solidify design direction and plans
  • Flexible with adoption of art styles and direction, able to take critique constructively
  • Communicate and collaborate with all members of the team to create a friendly and efficient work environment
  • Be diligent and insure quality of work in a fast paced, team based highly iterative development environment
Qualifications for UX designer
  • Strong visual communication skills with a dedication to detail and consistency with a proven track record and a passion for designing compelling user experiences
  • Passion for information design and information visualization and have an ability to visualize complex sets of data in ways that are easy to comprehend
  • Strong and diverse graphic design background
  • CSS3 and HTML5, SCSS/SASS and Compass, JQuery, with knowledge of EXT JS, SVN and Git
  • 3-5 years of experience as a product UX / Interaction designer having worked on educational, social, messaging or similar apps
  • An undergrad/grad degree in the field of User Experience design from a premier university
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an UX designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for UX designer
  • Deliver key documentation (including mockups, prototypes) that enables software developers to execute your UI vision
  • Consider and leverage available insights including market analysis, competitive analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings in all design activities
  • Lead user experience research – both qualitative and quantitative – efforts
  • Participate in regular design reviews across stakeholders and design team
  • Distil complex interactions into clear, understandable design solutions and clearly rationalize your strategic thinking to the team
  • Create end-to-end design experiences, interaction models and design systems that define experience across platforms (web and mobile)
  • Work seamlessly with the team to develop and maintain our client's aesthetic, standards and brand integrity
  • Design email templates
  • Launch email marketing campaigns
  • Design landing pages
Qualifications for UX designer
  • Ability to write javaScript (non-frameworks based) is a plus
  • Some background in building education products
  • Designing for Asian markets
  • Understands each stage of an Experience design process from User Experience documents with personas and scenarios through to implementation
  • Collaborates with and leads user experience architects, information architects, visual designers, engineers, content strategists and usability leads in concept/prototype and minimum viable product development, through feedback, iterative feature release and deployment for Tyco device, web and mobile designs
  • Substantial experience in digital and physical user-centered design tools and best practices including a minimum of 5 - 7 years hands-on user-centered design
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of UX designer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for UX designer
  • Identify underlying customers’ needs and design experiences to address those needs across multiple deliverables
  • Participate in design brainstorming and work sessions
  • Produce process flows, storyboards, information architecture diagrams, wireframes and final UI and visual design required to develop and evolve user experience designs end-to-end
  • Communicate, defend, collaborate and build consensus around design experiences with stakeholders in the face of time and technical constraints
  • Refine designs based on user’s interaction and consumption data
  • You must love to know your customer
  • Experience creating scenarios, process flows, information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes and other artifacts required to develop and evolve user experience designs for a variety of form factors - from desktop to wearables (or at least you’d like to design for wearables and have thought about it)
  • Work alongside creative directors, art directors and brand strategists to help conceptualize, evolve and create digital experiences & recommendations
  • Strong knowledge of interaction design process as applied to mobile and social products
  • Case studies highlighting user centered design research and its impact on design solutions
Qualifications for UX designer
  • Five years leading and managing branding, aesthetics and intuitive/enriched web & mobile user experience and interface development for large-scale, enterprise-wide solutions
  • Collaborates with and leads user experience architects, information architects, visual designers, engineers, content strategists and usability leads in concept/prototype and minimum viable product development, through feedback, iterative feature release and deployment for the company device, web and mobile designs
  • Design workflows that work on multiple devices
  • Or business needs
  • Establish project specific policies and
  • Mastery of UX software tools
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UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an UX designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for UX designer
  • Be able to illustrate alternatives, approaches, and value for your designs
  • You must have the ability to design an experience that is a wow moment
  • Discover and produce simple, user-centric solutions to complex problems
  • Work directly with engineers and QA to build and fine tune finished products
  • Collaborate with artists, game & audio designers to ensure necessary game mechanics are clear
  • Shape the direct the visual style of the game’s UI
  • Work with the creative, audio and art directors to ensure that visuals, controls, music, and sound effects are in line with the overall creative direction
  • Observe usability testing and playtest to validate UX designs and product direction
  • Take ownership of parts of the user experience, mapping user journeys and designing interactions and interfaces
  • Create documentation (including design rules, pixel perfect mocks, prototypes) that fosters a delightful user experience
Qualifications for UX designer
  • Strong opinions about what makes good User Experience design
  • Expert in the fundamentals of graphic design
  • Experienced in creating Motion Graphics
  • Ability to produce excellent results despite technical limitations and time constraints
  • Strong graphical design background
  • Relevant undergraduate degree and/or equivalent experience preferred
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UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of UX designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for UX designer
  • Create and communicate concepts,develop interactive design solutions and designing user interfaces
  • Create, collaborate and run qualitative studies (when time allows) to include customer feedback in the design process
  • Develop and maintain detailed user interface requirements and work with business analyst team members to document requirements, ensuring scenarios are worked through
  • In some projects, work in “blue sky” scenarios where you take an overarching goal and bring it to life with little direction and in other cases, work from detailed use cases to show flows, layouts at different breakpoints and interaction details
  • Manage the user experience throughout the development cycle for your projects, ensuring a well thought-out product comes to fruition by providing timely UAT feedback to designers, developers and business analysts
  • Define, share and deliver work to ensure project excellence
  • Contribute to over all growth of the UX & Design team
  • Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including product ideation and definition
  • Exceptional customer-focus with deep knowledge of ecommerce, usability and experience design
  • An expert understanding of mobile
Qualifications for UX designer
  • Ideally posses a basic understanding of practical benefits, and limitations of internet technologies such as (HTML, Shockwave, Flash, Java, DHTML, CGI)
  • 5+ years of professional experience helping build digital products and working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors or related field from an accredited university
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with User Interface Design Patterns and Standard contemporary UCD methodologies and best practices
  • Experience in data visualization, illustration, motion design and copywriting
  • Familiarity with the complexity of being a large enterprise interface system steward

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