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Working As An User Interface Designer

  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $91,000

    Average Salary

What Does An User Interface Designer Do

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

Duties

Graphic designers typically do the following: 

  • Meet with clients or the art director to determine the scope of a project
  • Use digital illustration, photo-editing software, and layout software to create designs
  • Create visual elements such as logos, original images, and illustrations that help deliver a desired message
  • Design layouts and select colors, images, and typefaces to use
  • Present design concepts to clients or art directors
  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients or art directors into final designs
  • Review designs for errors before printing or publishing them

Graphic designers combine art and technology to communicate ideas through images and the layout of websites and printed pages. They may use a variety of design elements to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Graphic designers work with both text and images. They often select the type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text. Graphic designers also decide how images and text will go together on a print or webpage, including how much space each will have. When using text in layouts, graphic designers collaborate closely with writers who choose the words and decide whether the words will be put into paragraphs, lists, or tables. Through the use of images, text, and color, graphic designers can transform statistical data into visual graphics and diagrams, which can make complex ideas more accessible.

Graphic design is important to marketing and selling products, and is a critical component of brochures and logos. Therefore, graphic designers, also referred to as graphic artists or communication designers, often work closely with people in advertising and promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Frequently, designers specialize in a particular category or type of client. For example, some create the graphics used on retail products packaging, still others may work on the visual designs used on book jackets.

Graphic designers need to keep up to date with the latest software and computer technologies to remain competitive.

Some individuals with a background in graphic design teach in design schools, colleges, and universities. For more information, see the profile on postsecondary teachers.

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How To Become An User Interface Designer

Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field is usually required. However, those with a bachelor’s degree in another field may pursue technical training in graphic design to meet most hiring qualifications.

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredits about 320 postsecondary colleges, universities, and independent institutes with programs in art and design. Most schools include studio art, principles of design, computerized design, commercial graphics production, printing techniques, and website design. In addition, students should consider courses in writing, marketing, and business, all of which are useful in helping designers work effectively on project teams.

High school students interested in graphic design should take basic art and design courses in high school, if the courses are available. Many bachelor's degree programs require students to complete a year of basic art and design courses before being admitted to a formal degree program. Some schools require applicants to submit sketches and other examples of their artistic ability.

Many programs provide students with the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of their designs. For many artists, including graphic designers, developing a portfolio—a collection of design ideas that demonstrates their styles and abilities—is essential because employers rely heavily on a designer’s portfolio in deciding whether to hire the individual.

Graphic designers must keep up with new and updated computer graphics and design software, either on their own or through formal software training programs. Professional associations that specialize in graphic design, such as AIGA, offer courses intended to keep the skills of their members up to date.

Other Experience

Graphic designers often gain their initial experience through internships. It provides aspiring graphic designers an opportunity to work with designers and experience the design process from concept to completion while completing a design program.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally available through software product vendors. Certification in graphic design software can demonstrate a level of competence and may provide a jobseeker with a competitive advantage.

Advancement

Experienced graphic designers may advance to chief designer, art director, or other supervisory positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Graphic designers must be able to look at their work from the point of view of their consumers and examine how the designs they develop will be perceived by consumers to ensure they convey the client’s desired message.

Artistic ability. Graphic designers must be able to create designs that are artistically interesting and appealing to clients and consumers. They produce rough illustrations of design ideas, either by hand sketching or by using computer programs.

Communication skills. Graphic designers must communicate with clients, customers, and other designers to ensure that their designs accurately reflect the desired message and effectively express information.

Computer skills. Most graphic designers use specialized graphic design software to prepare their designs.

Creativity. Graphic designers must be able to think of new approaches to communicating ideas to consumers. They develop unique designs that convey a recognizable meaning on behalf of their clients.

Time-management skills. Graphic designers often work on multiple projects at the same time, each with a different deadline.

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User Interface Designer Career Paths

User Interface Designer
User Experience Designer Senior User Experience Designer Creative Director
Marketing And Creative Director
6 Yearsyrs
User Interaction Designer Interactive Developer Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
User Interaction Designer Senior User Experience Designer Creative Director
Marketing Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
User Experience Designer Design Consultant Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
User Experience Designer Design Consultant Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior User Experience Designer Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
8 Yearsyrs
User Interaction Designer User Experience Architect
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer Senior Software Engineer Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer Engineer Product Manager
Director Of Product Development
11 Yearsyrs
Front End Developer Consultant Marketing Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Interactive Designer Senior Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Interactive Designer Senior Interactive Designer Art Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Interactive Designer Senior Designer Marketing Manager
Marketing And Operations Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Lead User Experience Designer Art Director
Designation Marketing Director
5 Yearsyrs
Information Architect Senior Technical Writer Content Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Designer Production Manager Product Development Manager
Product Design Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Information Architect Senior Project Manager Account Director
Digital Director
9 Yearsyrs
Design Consultant Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Production Manager Print Production Manager
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Creative Designer 2.9 years
Interface Designer 2.4 years
Visual Designer 2.3 years
Lead Web Designer 2.3 years
Digital Designer 2.2 years
Web Designer 2.1 years
Top Careers Before User Interface Designer
Web Designer 14.8%
Designer 4.2%
Internship 3.2%
Webmaster 2.7%
Top Careers After User Interface Designer
Designer 2.8%
Consultant 2.4%

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User Interface Designer Demographics

Gender

Male

57.9%

Female

32.6%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

53.9%

Asian

17.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

9.4%

Unknown

4.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

25.0%

French

20.0%

Japanese

10.0%

German

7.5%

Cantonese

5.0%

Polish

5.0%

Mandarin

5.0%

Swedish

2.5%

Bulgarian

2.5%

Chinese

2.5%

Turkish

2.5%

Greek

2.5%

Hindi

2.5%

Urdu

2.5%

Shan

2.5%

Catalan

2.5%
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User Interface Designer Education

Schools

Academy of Art University

8.6%

Savannah College of Art and Design

8.0%

Rochester Institute of Technology

7.4%

DePaul University

6.9%

San Jose State University

6.3%

University of California - Berkeley

5.7%

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

5.7%

George Mason University

5.1%

New York University

4.6%

University of Texas at Austin

4.6%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

4.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.0%

Full Sail University

4.0%

Northeastern University

4.0%

Syracuse University

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Temple University

3.4%

Ohio State University

3.4%

Art Institute of California - Inland

3.4%
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Majors

Graphic Design

31.1%

Fine Arts

8.3%

Computer Science

8.0%

Design And Visual Communication

6.3%

Computer Applications

6.3%

Human Computer Interaction

5.7%

Business

4.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.4%

Photography

3.1%

Computer Engineering

3.1%

Communication

2.6%

Information Technology

2.6%

Psychology

2.3%

Animation

2.3%

Information Systems

2.0%

Visual And Performing Arts

1.9%

English

1.7%

Graphic Communications

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%

Education

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.2%

Masters

26.8%

Other

15.4%

Associate

5.7%

Certificate

4.9%

Doctorate

1.1%

Diploma

0.9%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$62,000
Min 10%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
eBay
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a User Interface Designer make at top companies?
The national average salary for an User Interface Designer in the United States is $91,585 per year or $44 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $133,000.

Real User Interface Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior User Interface Designer Netflix, Inc. Los Gatos, CA Aug 10, 2015 $240,000
Senior User Interface Designer Netflix Los Gatos, CA Sep 05, 2016 $220,000 -
$260,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 18, 2015 $200,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 03, 2016 $200,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 22, 2015 $172,900
User Interface Designer Google Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 12, 2015 $172,900
User Interface Designer 4 Paypal, Inc. Boston, MA Jun 10, 2015 $165,000
User Interface Designer 3 Paypal, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 24, 2016 $160,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 22, 2015 $155,300
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 26, 2015 $152,800
User Interface Designer & Prototyper Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 06, 2015 $150,510 -
$187,200
User Interface Designer 3 EBAY Inc. San Jose, CA Mar 28, 2016 $150,000
SR. User Interface Designer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 05, 2015 $150,000 -
$170,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 21, 2015 $148,000
Senior User Interface Designer Veritas Technologies LLC Mountain View, CA May 10, 2015 $130,000
User Interface Designer APN Software Services Inc. Newark, CA Aug 03, 2016 $130,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 22, 2015 $130,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jul 02, 2015 $129,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 28, 2015 $129,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 18, 2015 $129,000
User Interface/Visual Designer Ridescout, LLC San Francisco, CA Jul 27, 2015 $128,000
User Interface Designer 3 Stubhub, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 01, 2015 $127,679
User Interface Designer Google Inc. New York, NY May 07, 2015 $104,400
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 04, 2015 $104,080
Technical User Interface Designer Motorola Mobility LLC Sunnyvale, CA Jun 11, 2015 $103,901 -
$134,700
User Interface Designer Investorplace Media Rockville, MD Feb 16, 2016 $103,522 -
$104,500
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 09, 2015 $103,300
User Interface Designer Optimizely, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 07, 2015 $100,000
User Interface Designer Optimizely, Inc. San Francisco, CA Dec 08, 2016 $100,000
User Interface Designer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Apr 24, 2015 $98,675

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Top Skills for An User Interface Designer

  1. Company Website
  2. Adobe Photoshop
  3. Usability Tests
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  • Analyzed user feedback and presented recommendations for improving company websites and user interfaces.
  • Lead User Interface Designer / Programmer Designed UI textures using Adobe Photoshop CC Created / Used DirectX 11 2D UI
  • Designed and monitored usability tests and focus group tests, incorporating results into design decisions.
  • Assist product management and development team with web development and user interface design to ensure an optimized user experience.
  • Developed user personas, user scenarios and functional specifications for the redevelopment of a major web application.

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