UIUser Interface (UI) Designer Job Description Template

User interface designers have to be team players because they have to work closely with visual designers, UX designers and developers. Many of them have a clear understanding of front-end development, including some rudimentary coding skills that help them make their vision a reality. UI designers are often confused with UX designers, so a good job ad needs to reflect this.

1.3KShares

User interface (UI) designers work closely with user experience (UX) designers and other design specialists. Their job is to make sure that every page and every step a user will experience in their interaction with the finished product will conform to the overall vision created by UX designers.

However, unlike UX designers, since UI designers are responsible for making UX designers’ visions a reality, many UI designers have a good understanding of front-end development and some coding skills.

There is a lot of confusion about the difference between UX and UI design, so when drafting your job ad, it’s a good idea to outline these differences by listing a specific skill set and adding requirements that will narrow down the potential field of candidates.

User Interface (UI) Job Description And Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Copy to Clipboard

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

We are looking for an experienced and talented UI designer to design and shape unique, user-centric products and experiences. The ideal candidate will have experience working in agile teams, with developers, UX designers and copywriters. You will be able to make deliberate design decisions and to translate any given user-experience journey into a smooth and intuitive interaction.

Responsibilities

  • Be a great team player, experienced in working with agile teams. Ability to collaborate closely with developers, copywriters and UX designers.
  • Create, improve and use wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user flows, and effectively communicate your interaction ideas using any of these methods.
  • Present and defend your design decisions. All your design decisions should be based on the overall design roadmap as well as your own design thinking and fundamental principles (i.e. color theory, visual weight, etc.)
  • Continually keep yourself and your design team updated with the latest changes in your industry’s standards.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Requirements

  • Three or more years of experience and proven track record.
  • Strong portfolio to be presented and defended during interview.
  • Hands-on experience creating wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, etc.
  • Experience using tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InVision, UXPin, Quartz.
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3 Javascript.
  • Creative ideas with problem solving mindset.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum development process.
  • Be open to receiving objective criticism and improving upon it.
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
See also:Toptal’s growing, community-driven list of essential UI Design interview questions

Recent UI Design Articles by Toptal Designers

How to Hire a Great User Interface (UI) Designer

From the confusion that many have about the difference between UX and UI, it’s not a big surprise to see companies hiring one person to fill both shoes. UX designer and UI designer are two completely different roles and one person should not be hired to do both. Responsibilities and requirements for UI designers are always expanding and changing, just like any other technology related job.

Read Hiring Guide

Find the right UI Design interview questions

Read a list of great community-driven UI Design interview questions.
Read them, comment on them, or even contribute your own.

Read the Questions

Hire a Top UI Designer Now

Hire the Best UI Designers without Risk. Toptal is an Exclusive Network of the Top UI Designers. Our Team Hand-picks the Best Fit for your Project with a No-risk Trial.

See Their Profiles

Nemanja Veselinovic

UI DesignerAdobe PhotoshopIllustrator CS6User Experience (UX)PrototypingIdentity DesignAdobe Experience Design (XD) + 0 more

SerbiaToptal Member Since June 7, 2016

Nemanja is a UI/UX specialist with over eight years of industry experience who focuses on usability, user experience, and user research in his designs. He has worked with both small and large teams, which also include teams from Google and Red Hat. Nemanja has worked as a freelancer and enjoys the challenge of solving user problems.

Show More

Angela Ji

UI DesignerIllustrationAdobe Creative SuiteiOSAdobe SuiteWireframingLogo DesignBrandingArtificial Intelligence (AI)User Experience (UX)Mobile DesignUX ArchitectureBrand Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 29, 2016

Angela is a full-stack UI/UX product designer, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with over 15 years of experience She's an expert in UI, UX, mobile design, web design, responsive design, marketing design, advertising, branding, presentation design as well as experience in designing for integrated marketing strategy, social media campaigns, sales/business initiatives, and more.

Show More

Adrien Castelain

UI DesignerSketchUser Experience (UX)BrandingMobile UIWeb UX DesignAdobe PhotoshopWireframingDigital Product DesignDigital DesignProduct Design + 0 more

New ZealandToptal Member Since January 10, 2019

Adrien is an award-winning designer and digital art director specialized in strategy, user experience (UX), user interface (UI), brand identity and interaction design. For the last 13 years, he's been crafting and delivering unique digital experiences for global companies and startups. His clients hire him for his UX and UI expertise, user-centered approach, strategic mindset, collaborative leadership, creativity, and effectiveness.

Show More

Eric Müller Moreno

UI DesignerBrandingMobile UI DesignUser Experience (UX)Creative DirectionProduct DesignSketch 3Innovative UXDashboard DesignInternet of Things (IoT) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since November 23, 2015

Eric is an award-winning designer with a strategic approach focused on products with more than ten years of experience. With in-depth experience working with top companies like IBM, Deloitte, Universal Music, and Inbev, Eric's created many B2B/B2C platforms and data visualization but also has a strategic view that contributes to startup projects that need a holistic approach.

Show More

Mathieu Barre

UI DesigneriOSMobileProduct DesignMobile DesignAdobe PhotoshopMobile App DesigniPhonePortal DesignFigma + 0 more

FranceToptal Member Since November 3, 2015

Mathieu is a passionate visual designer who meticulously crafts UX/UI designs, product designs, web designs, and motion animations. He keeps up to date with industry trends via his research on substantial apps. He and his partner run a Paris-based mobile agency where he also works as an art director while his partner handles the visuals and branding. Mathieu expresses himself well and has worked for large companies and startups.

Show More

Alexandru Pitea

UI DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsAdobe Experience Design (XD)AndroidMobileWebWireframingIconographyIllustrationInformation Architecture (IA)User Experience (UX) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since October 17, 2015

Alex is a passionate digital product designer with over 10 years of UI/UX experience. He has worked together with both boutique design studios and large IT companies and feels most comfortable in a creative environment where visual design is second only to usability.

Show More

Steven Miller

UI DesignerAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorWeb DesignResponsiveResponsive Web Design (RWD)Android UI DesigniOS UI DesignBrandingPrototypingWireframingVisual DesignUX Design + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since January 19, 2016

Steve is a digital art director at DDB, with years of experience in digital design. He freelances for companies all over the world as a visual and UI/UX designer on websites, web apps, and mobile apps. Steve has had the pleasure of working for advertising agencies such as DDB, Tribal Worldwide, Grand Creative, Colenso BBDO, and many others. He communicates exceptionally well with his clients and has worked in teams of all sizes.

Show More

Ogeh Ezeonu

UI DesignerSketchMobile UIiOSProduct DesignUser Experience (UX)Mobile App DesignWeb UX DesignLogo DesigniOS UI DesignWireframingDashboard DesignIcon Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 6, 2018

Ogeh has been working in the design industry for over 5 yrs with hands-on experience in creating all kinds of digital products for different businesses. She is skilled at user-experience and user-interface designs as well as product strategy for web and mobile applications, having worked with clients in various industries, she is passionate about creating engaging products for businesses and enable users to interact directly with their brands.

Show More

Igor Dinuzzi

UI DesignerSketchArt DirectionAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe IllustratorShopifyProduct DesignBrandingShopify DesignWeb DesignLogotypeBrand Books + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since March 19, 2018

Igor's expertise lies in producing solid projects to help brands deliver integrated digital, print, B2B, and B2C experiences across all channels. It's an iterative process where he seeks to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine the problems in order to identify optimal solutions. His past clients include Facebook, Procter & Gamble Europe, L’Oréal, BP, Johnson & Johnson, 20th Century Fox, PwC, and Samsung, among others.

Show More

Adrien Valesa

UI DesignerAdobe IllustratorSketchUX DesignWireframingMarvel AppUser FlowsDashboard DesignUser Experience (UX)Data Visualization + 0 more

SpainToptal Member Since September 26, 2019

Adrien is a French UX designer with more than 13 years’ experience in design, user experience, interaction design, and visual identity across a broad range of industries. He's had the opportunity to work with big accounts such as LEGO Education and MIT. He applies user-centered methodologies to help internal and external teams write product requirements to deliver research insights, experience maps, information architecture, and wireframes.

Show More

Sign up now to see more profiles.

Start Hiring

Toptal Connects the Top 3% of Freelance Talent All Over The World.

Join the Toptal community.