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How To Hire a UX/UI Designer

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this UX/UI Designer hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

UX/UI Designer Recruitment Guide

What does a UX/UI Designer do?

The role of a UX/UI designer encompasses two different elements of the user experience. The UX design will map out the process of the user journey and the UI design will create the visual and interactive elements the user sees. Essentially, the two different components of a UX/UI designer’s job is to create user visually friendly interfaces whilst also adhering to principles which enhance the experience of a user.

Day to day tasks of a UX/UI Designer

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UX/UI Designer definition

A UX/UI Designers’ primary responsibility is to use the principles of user centered design in conjunction with their highly creative skillset of design in order to create an interface that will look visually pleasing in order to create a product that will not hinder the end user and create an experience they will keep coming back for time, and time again.

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UX/UI Designer Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a UX/UI Designer

A UX/UI Designer must be a fantastic communicator because they will need to speak with stakeholders to understand the needs and requirements of the business in order to create a product which is able to meet these guidelines. They also must be able to understand the end user and translate this into an easy to use platform.

Pro Tip

Candidates must be highly knowledgeable with the principles of user centered design, the user experiences principles and user interface principles. They must be strong collaborators and be able to easily translate ideas into practical outcomes.


How to write a UX/UI Designer job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your UX/UI Designer job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a UX/UI Designer should have experience using a wireframe tool such as Balsamiq.

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Sample skill tests for a UX/UI Designer

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Question 1


Question Type: Text

You are working on a project that requires input from multidisciplinary teams in the business. You are waiting on some information from a colleague who is holding up your work.
In the textbox below, write them an email asking them for this information.

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Question 2


Question Type: Text

P-Value is_____?

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Question 3


Question Type: Video

Outline your approach for learning about the customer journey and how you build this into your designs.


How to interview a UX/UI Designer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a UX/UI Designer?

In the USA the average for a UX/UI Designer is $102,057 according to whilst the average salary on is $85,000 and on reports the average salary in $97,153 with the highest salary recorded as $124,000.

UX/UI Designer Salary United States

The salary for a UI/UX Designer has a large range of between $23,500 – $161,000 (USD). The main factor of many for this salary would be a high dependence on the location of the organisation.

UX/UI Designer Salary United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom a UI/UX Designer can be expected to have a salary anywhere between £27,000 – £76,000 (GBP). The two main factors that will have a large impact on this will be the location and industry of the organisation.

UX/UI Designer Salary Australia

A UX/UI Designer salary in Australia ranges from $64,000 – $115,000 (AUD), the salary depends on the seniority and the industry that the organisation is in.