Mobile App Design

Mobile Application Designer Job Description Template

Writing a good job description and a corresponding job ad for mobile application designers requires a good understanding of different mobile design approaches, and it is necessary to carefully select skills and requirements that will filter out candidates unable to meet your expectations.

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Mobile designers can go by many names, including app designers, iOS designers, Android designers, and more. They usually work closely with user experience (UX) designers and user interface (UI) designers to apply their designs to mobile interfaces. Their main focus is on native mobile applications, but they also must be able to create designs for mobile and hybrid apps.

Writing a good job description and a corresponding job ad requires a good understanding of different mobile design approaches, and it is necessary to carefully select skills and requirements that will filter out candidates unable to meet your expectations. A generic mobile developer job description will merely attract applications from people who are involved in mobile app development rather than design.

Mobile Application Designer - Job Description And Ad Template

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Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Include office hours, remote working possibilities, and anything else that makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

As our new mobile designer, you will work closely with the mobile product team. Your primary goals will be to design the next generation of mobile websites, apps and other mobile interfaces across multiple platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, and mobile web.

We expect you to have an evolved understanding of how people use their devices, the flexibility to adapt to new technologies, and a robust toolkit.

Responsibilities

You will be reporting to the creative director and will be responsible for highly usable and intuitive interface creation. Any concept you create will be brand-consistent across all mobile experiences that our company provides to our end users.

Responsibilities in detail:

  • Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs for mobile.
  • Provide strategic thinking and leadership.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the design process
  • Participate in the development process from definition, through design, build, test, release, and maintenance.
  • Stay abreast of UX trends and look for creative ideas and inspiration in parallel analogous worlds.
  • Research and track advancements in mobile application design patterns.
  • Break any design problem down into viable actionable chunks and solve them with clarity and precision.
  • Staying in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in the mobile design field.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Requirements

  • Strong graphic design skills, with a good understanding of typography, intuitive layouts and palate development.
  • A bachelor’s or higher degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction, cognitive science or related field. A master’s degree is preferred.
  • Strong ability to recognize and predict use-cases and user interaction, including happy path, edge and corner cases, and incorporate them into designs.
  • Excellent understanding of user-experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work.
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality designs to customers.
  • A team player who can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Expert level skills in Photoshop, InvisionApp, UXPin and other relevant design tools.
  • Deep understanding of Apple’s human interface design guidelines, Android design and other mobile platform designs, including Google’s material design.
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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