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How to Hire a UX Designer

Hire UX Designer

User experience (UX) is vital to the success of any business because if users cannot quickly and intuitively interact with your digital product, website or app, they won’t stick around long. With this in mind, it’s critical that you hire a UX designer that understands your company’s objective and can craft a user-friendly and enjoyable experience that boosts engagement, conversions, and the bottom line.

So how do you make sure you hire a UX designer who is right for your organization’s unique needs? We break it down here:

WHAT DOES A UX DESIGNER DO? 

To facilitate a streamlined experience that keeps your target audience engaged and likely to return, UX designers create an interactive space or digital product that presents your messaging and services in a seamless, easily digestible way that is accessible for all potential users.

A UX designer is responsible for evaluating and continually improving the overall feel of the user’s experience, creating design and flow prototypes and conducting regular UX testing.

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HOW TO WRITE A UX DESIGNER JOB DESCRIPTION

When crafting your job description to find the right UX designer you should be sure to include both technical skills needed as well as any necessary soft skills.

Some examples of what your job description might include are:

  • Proficiency in UX/UI, wireframing, and prototyping tools 

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Experience with responsive web and mobile design

  • Ability to clearly communicate with fellow creatives as well as non-design stakeholders  

It can also be helpful to list some of the responsibilities the UX designer will be tasked with. These will vary depending on your organization’s particular needs, but some general responsibilities might include:

  • Working cross-functionally with product and engineering teams to ensure designs are consistent and customer pain points are addressed

  • Creating advanced sitemaps, wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and high-fidelity mockups

  • Organizing and presenting research and regularly testing and improving upon solutions

  • Remaining current on emerging UX design trends

QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING THE JOB INTERVIEW

During interviews with UX designer applicants, ask questions that relate to your company’s specific needs. For example, if you are an online retailer, you will want to ask if your applicant has experience in e-commerce design and implementation.

General questions to consider asking UX design candidates include:

  • Describe the most complex UX design problem you’ve had to solve. What specific feature restrictions, data or stakeholders made it difficult? How’d you achieve success?

  • How will investing in UX design help our company’s bottom line?

  • How do you collaborate with others and respond to constructive criticism?

  • What tools and methods do you use to test your designs?

  • What key performance indicators do you measure to gauge the effectiveness of your designs? 

OFFER A COMPETITIVE UX DESIGNER SALARY AND BENEFITS PACKAGE

UX designers help create the first impression customers will have when exploring your website, app or digital product. So, when you find a great candidate for your role and are ready to make an offer, you want to be ready to go with a competitive salary along with an attractive benefits and perks package.

The UX designer’s salary range is $70,000-$165,000, according to 24 Seven’s 2022 Salary Guide, which is based on national industry averages as well as internal compensation data. 

24 SEVEN CAN HELP YOU HIRE A UX DESIGNER TODAY 

Hiring can be a time-consuming endeavor, but working with a specialized staffing firm like 24 Seven can make the process of finding your next UX designer easier and faster. 24 Seven recruiters understand the industry and can leverage their expansive networks of skilled professionals to help you quickly identify and hire the right UX designer for your role.