The Vital Guide to Interviewing Mobile Application Designers

This guide deals with mobile application design and its goal is to provide clients with information on mobile design, and help them recognize a top notch mobile designer. It touches on multiple aspects of mobile application development, some or all of which will be relevant to the specific context in which you are looking to hire.

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Cai CardenasAustralia
Cai is a freelance digital product designer based in Brisbane, Australia. He has spent the past 10 years working with emerging startups and established businesses around the world—creating engaging product experiences through beautifully simple interfaces.
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Luke PeakeUnited States
Luke is an award-winning digital designer with 18 years of experience designing for globally recognized brands. He has worked for world-renowned agencies and also has managed and directed his own team of technical experts. UX is the core of everything he does.
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Gael BouvyerUnited States
Gael is a digital product designer with an advertising background. He has experience and knowledge in front-end development, marketing, branding, and management. Originally from France, he spent time in other parts of Europe and Africa before moving to New York City in 2011. His global experience makes him an ideal candidate to join a forward-thinking team.
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Ivan BjelajacCroatia
Ivan is a full-stack product designer with over 5 years of experience. Due to his experience at top digital agencies, he has worked with big corporate clients on projects like mobile banking apps and point of sale apps, and also with lean startups on their small, quickly-changing MVPs.
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Lee HardingUnited Kingdom
Lee is a director of a full-service design consultancy working for a diverse range of businesses from architecture, healthcare and finance, to music, writing, and food. He has created an extensive portfolio of work that embraces graphic design, web design, mobile apps, marketing, identity, and branding.
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Mikael KristianslundNorway
Mikael is a senior designer at Konseptdesign, and has 8+ years of experience in freelancing. He has worked with brands such as Red Bull, Samsung, Caterpillar, and Mitsubishi. He specializes in UI design, but is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to design. He has a background in business and design, allowing him to create simple, clean, and user-friendly products.
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Jasper Diego StoryUnited Kingdom
Jasper has delivered products for a range of clients globally, as product lead at an award-winning startup, and for Google Inc. and EMEA. He works across the full product-design cycle: from understanding customer problems, through product development and UX design, to UI and prototyping. Alongside a track-record of product design, he can deliver prototypes and implement designs across mobile and web technologies (iOS/Swift/SASS/HTML/JS).
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Ismet TrakoBosnia and Herzegovina
Ismet has been dedicated to the design industry since 2011, bringing his experience to a bit over five years. Most of his experience originates from agency work and through collaborations with great people and clients like Eat, Mediatoolkit, Lufthansa, Dell, and Heineken.
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Jack YehAustralia
Jack is a master storyteller. He designs engaging product experiences for users, and crafts compelling narratives that differentiates a brand. Jack also co-founded STEMN, an open-science startup, and has extensive experience working with fast-paced SaaS startups—helping them hit aggressive growth goals and achieve product-market fit.
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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

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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