The Vital Guide To Visual Design Interviewing

Visual designers are foremost interdisciplinary experts; their expertise covers both digital and print. Their work focuses on details and their final goal is impeccable visual communication. Function and form are achieved through carefully understanding and dissecting briefs and goals from their clients, copywriters, strategists and creative directors.

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Young Kim United States
Young is a thinker and a problem solver. He loves new challenges and fusing good design with a user-experience that is engaging and forward-thinking. He has experience working in both small digital agencies and large global agencies. Young has worked with well-known brands as an interactive art director, visual designer, and UX/UI designer. Recently, his work with PBS has won a 2016 Revere Award from the Association of American Publishers.
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Jim EnglandUnited States
Jim is a senior product designer with experience at startups large and small. He has been the product design founder and worked as a designer at two startups (one acquired), and has freelanced for a number of clients including Handy and Bombfell.
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Abe SerranoUnited States
As a designer, Abe is an advocate for the user and considers himself a partner in building your brand experience. Clients hire him for his human-centric approach to design, his creative leadership, and his ability to get things done.
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Tom KoszykPoland
Tom is a multidisciplinary designer focused on UX/UI. He communicates extremely well and is very passionate about his work. Before going independent he was the Head of Design of th Digital Department at Mullen LOWE Warsaw. His work has been featured on Behance, Abduzeedo, and CreativeBloq among others. He also teach UI/UX design at Envato and had pleasure to give few lectures at the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Warsaw.
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Steven MillerUnited States
Steve is the former senior designer of Grand Creative (NZ) with over 7 years of experience. He now freelances for companies all over the world as a visual and UI/UX designer for websites, web apps, and mobile applications. He has had the pleasure of working for advertising agencies such as; Grand Creative, Colenso BBDO, Creo Design, Jettison, and many others. He communicates extremely well with his clients, and has worked in teams of all sizes.
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Francesca GilibertGermany
Passionate about design and entrepreneurship, Francesca is a UX/UI designer and photographer based in Chicago. For the last five years, she has run a print and online magazine on creative business and the makers behind them. She aims to create simple, functional, and aesthetically appealing designs.
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Muwuso MkochiSouth Africa
Muwuso is a senior interactive art director and multidisciplinary designer with key focuses in digital, brand, and experience design. Over the past 9 years, he’s led UI and integrated experience design in-house and remotely for some of the world's biggest--and smallest--brands and agencies. He is constantly inspired by the evolution of technology, its influence on human behavior, and the resulting impact on environments and micro-cultures.
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Diego AguilarUnited States
Born in Bolivia and made in New York. Diego is a creative with 10+ years experience in the digital brand space. His past team and client relationships include R/GA, Razorfish, Google, Nike, Spotify, Motorola, Mars, Ford, AT&T, and Verizon. His passion spans across UI, UX, branding, motion, 3D, prototyping, and music production. He also co-owns a two-man design consultancy called BadProtein.
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Jeff ShawUnited States
Jeff is a user experience designer based in Silicon Valley. His approach combines new design and technology trends with research and validation. He is a talented designer, a great communicator, and a reliable freelancer.
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Ruaridh CurrieSpain
Ruaridh is an award-winning UI/UX digital designer and creative director with 14 years of experience designing for brands like Channel 4, Procter & Gamble, and Danone. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and writing design articles and tutorials for Designmodo and Digital Arts Online.
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Visual design encompasses multiple disciplines and is employed on a wide range of projects. Visual designers must possess in-depth knowledge of typography, iconography, color, space, and texture. All pieces of this jigsaw puzzle must fall into place to create a compelling visual experience.

Visual designers create branding projects from the ground up, develop campaigns, lead a team of designers, provide quality art and creative direction, and design apps, websites, and onsite digital experiences.

Writing a good visual designer job description and ad requires understanding that design is subjective, so the focus needs to be on skills and requirements that are not and cannot be subjective. It is also vital to clearly outline the difference between visual design and other design disciplines in order to avoid applications from designers who don’t specialise in visual design.

Visual 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

In your role as a visual designer, your day-to-day tasks will consist of creating visually engaging, innovative and functional mobile and Web products. Your ability to bring your vision and concepts to life will not only be welcomed but celebrated.

One of the key aspects of your role is a thorough understanding of the right balance between business, design and our customers and serving our brand’s purpose, business missions and customer needs.

Responsibilities

As our visual designer, your responsibilities will include areas of design such as typography, iconography, color, space and texture. You will use your knowledge, expertise and skills in all these fields to help our users successfully navigate and become comfortable with our products.

More responsibilities in detail:

  • Present the user-interface visually so that information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find.
  • Prepare work by gathering information and materials.
  • Generate clear ideas, concepts and designs of creative assets from beginning to end.
  • Work collaboratively with other designers to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user-experience.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team that includes engineers, product managers in order to create simple, easy-to-use software.
  • Translate client business requirements, user needs, technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging.
  • Staying in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in visual design field.
  • Interpreting storyboards to tell visual stories that support learning.
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Requirements

  • A minimum of four years of professional experience in designing brand identities, grid systems, editorial layouts and applications for web, desktop and mobile.
  • The ability to refine other people’s ideas and come up with new ones to create a highly designed visual experience.
  • Well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined design in a short time.
  • Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly and work in a fast evolving environment.
  • Proven ability delivering high quality designs to customers.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Sketch.
  • Expert level skills in Photoshop, InvisionApp, UXPin and other relevant design tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in the graphic design field.
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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