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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Haiyuan JiangChina
Haiyuan is a UI designer with 4+ years of experience who has delivered over 50+ projects to satisfied clients from all over the world. Though her specialty is designing for the user interface, she also has an acumen for graphic, motion, and industrial designing. She enjoys the startup culture and relishes project delivery.
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Evgeny VasenevUnited States
Evgeny is a highly motivated UX/UI and brand designer who is passionate about design, technology, and photography. What he finds truly rewarding is using his skills to further great projects. He feels his biggest strength is that he's creatively ambidextrous and can jump easily from artistic to technical projects.
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Jake FreyUnited States
Jake built Fancy which was deemed one of the best apps of the year from Apple and Google. Other clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Shopify, Hermès, and Kanye West. He's privileged to work on amazing projects with brilliant people.
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Jorge Juan PeralesSpain
Jorge Juan has more than 10 years of experience in user-centered design throughout the whole product life cycle. With a strong background in illustration, graphic design, creative direction and branding, Jorge Juan strives to deliver meaningful user experiences through strategic thinking, great attention to detail and aesthetic sensibility.
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Indre LobinaiteCroatia
Indre is a passionate web and app designer (UI/UX specialist) with over 6 years of professional experience. She is focusing on the end-user to design products that are usable, engaging, and functional. She is capable of creating traditional and new creative graphic solutions for any communication issue. Indre always prefers to design clean, smart, and effective products.
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Christoph HellmuthGermany
Christoph is a multi-disciplined UI/UX designer with over 7 years of experience in the design industry. He helps startups and companies by bringing a wide range of design skills to the table. He has designed products that are used by millions of people around the world and has experience in remote and consultancy projects. He loves teaching design and helping people from all over the world to find passion and joy in design.
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Jeremy AfusoUnited States
Jeremy is a user experience/user interface designer available for consulting with digital agencies, startups, and independent clients. After studying architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, he discovered his real passion lies in finding the intersections between technology, culture, and the design process. He has a natural thirst for understanding and creating design systems that are functional, meaningful, and pleasant to use.
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Benjamin TseUnited States
Ben is an award winning designer with 15 years of experience in UI/UX & development. He has a thorough understanding of both the design and development process. He started his own digital design firm at the age of 15 and has since designed apps and websites for over 100 clients including startups, governments, corporations, artists, and hotels. Beyond design, he is detail-oriented and a strong communicator.
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Alex GilevRussia
Alex is a senior product designer with a passion for creating intuitive, simple, and beautiful designs that delight users. He goes beyond just making things that look and feel good. He endeavors toward work that drives action, generates results, and makes for change.
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Fabio MunizBrazil
Fabio is a product designer with 5+ years of experience working with venture-backed startups in NY, SF, and EU. He has designed mobile apps that were featured in publications and app stores, and websites with over 100k monthly visitors. Currently Fabio is also writing about usability for TestLodge and mentoring DesignLab's and Springboard's UX courses.
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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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