What does a User Experience Designer do?

A UX designer is a technical role that is responsible for enhancing customer satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure associated with a product in a way that is attractive and convenient for users. A UX designer is responsible for creating interactive programs that enhance a customer's experience with a brand and facilitate an enjoyable experience using various forms of digital and web media. UX designer is also required to have a functional understanding of coding and transfer the brand's strengths and personality seamlessly throughout the interface of a product.

As the position combines elements of research psychology and digital design a UX designer requires specialized training in both subjects to deliver quality products and services. A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Web Development, Graphic Design or related field is essential. Individuals who enjoying bringing abstract concepts to life and working with a team on creative initiatives tend to perform well in the position of a UX designer.

  • Conduct testing of sample applications, websites and software to Assess user experience and ease of design
  • Use recent studies and findings to establish the best overall design elements to include in UX design experiences
  • Build storyboards to conceptualize designs to accurately convey project plans to clients and senior management
  • Create surveys for research through various media platforms to gather feedback on user's ease of use and satisfaction interfacing on company websites and products
  • Design the aesthetics to be implemented within a website or product, from the layout menus and drop-down options to colors and fonts allowing for interface edits as needed
  • Analyze customer responses and website data to examine high traffic web pages and determine why certain webpages perform better
  • Enhance user experience by creating seamless navigation through various digital programs and interfaces within the company
  • Combine interface design concepts with digital design and establish milestones to encourage cooperation and teamwork
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in creating and implementing UX design
  • Proficient with visual design programs such as Adobe Photoshop and others
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment to create top-performing interfaces for clients
  • Experience with coding and ability to troubleshoot using HTML, CSS and comparable languages
  • Continued education and research into UX trends and current design strategy and technologies
  • Professional written and interpersonal skills when communicating with customers and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently
  • Account for challenges using problem-solving skills and seek to optimize data for the best possible outcome
  • Experience creating storyboards and website mapping
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User Experience Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$83,619 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$56K
Median: $84K
$124K
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User Experience Designer Career Path

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UX Designer
$77,090/yr
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Read what User Experience Designer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
AmazonAmazon
User Experience Designer
Apr. 16, 2021

“challenging to ship anything good and sensible and get the same salary per the industry standard”

IDEOIDEO
Freelance Senior Interaction Designer
Jun. 25, 2020

“Worked with some of the smartest and most optimistic and creative people in my career.”

HolitionHolition
User Experience Designer
Aug. 23, 2019

“Easy to make great friends there and you get to work on cool and varied projects”

GinettaGinetta
Interaction Designer
Feb. 24, 2020

“You'll be given the freedom and motivation to grow and become great in what you do.”

Workspace Infotech
UX-UI Designer
Oct. 14, 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work is worthy of.”

CloudInnCloudInn
UX-UI Designer
Mar. 13, 2021

“My favorite is probably the flexibility I have with my hours and the great team work and the high spirit.”

doodleblue Innovationsdoodleblue Innovations
Creative UI-UX Designer
Mar. 29, 2021

“Good Management and working on multiple projects make me to think better and in faster ways.”

Design InteractiveDesign Interactive
UI User Experience Designer
Jul. 11, 2019

“You actually get a lot done working from home and I think it contributes to a good work/life balance.”

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