The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.

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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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Alexander RussellUnited States
Alex is a full-stack designer who wants to work with you. He partners with startups, organizations, and nonprofits to rethink design strategies or invent new ones. Alex has helped startups receive collectively over 500k in funding. He also co-operates a research and design collective called Collectively Made.
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Alexandre MortreuxFrance
Alexandre is a graphic and web designer with over 10 years experience. His clients enjoy working with him because he always can find creative and practical solutions. He's flexible at work, and easy in communication. His reputation among his clients is that he values creativity, responsibility, and has the desire to achieve the best results. He is always open to interesting projects and difficult tasks that require high-quality solutions.
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Alexander ZinchenkoUkraine
Alex aims to create designs that looks better when they are also functional and user-friendly. He has 7 years of experience working as a designer, art director, and creative lead for many clients around the world. As a self-driven professional, he enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment where the design is a part of a bigger process.
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Lars BaekUnited States
Lars is an innovative, passionate digital designer and communicator with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in user interface design, visual design and interaction design. Lars believes in clear communication, a dedication to details, and in creating effective, delightful user experiences.
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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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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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Jon BellUnited States
Jon is relentlessly focused on designing elegant solutions to intractable problems. He has designed products used by the most trusted global brands, including MasterCard, New York Times, Netflix, the American Red Cross, and more. His diverse professional experiences in product management, product marketing, sales, and product design for over a decade allow him to communicate cross-functional design solutions with power, beauty, and soul.
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Jonathan EricsonUnited States
Jonathan is a designer with a PhD in cognitive science from Brown. He has 500+ hours of experience working with 200+ research participants. Received research funding from NASA and Brown and his impact on UX at iZotope was discussed in Forbes. Jonathan has worked on Ozone 6 which got a rare 10/10 from Computer Music, iZotope's Spire Recorder which nominated for 2016 Webby, and others.
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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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Web design encompasses many skills, and sometimes, separate professions. A web designer nowadays has to wear many hats and may have varying levels of proficiency and experience in different fields.

Ideally, a good web designer should have basic understanding of visual, branding and logo design, user experience design, user interface design, interaction design, information architecture, and front-end development.

This means that hiring web designers can be a daunting task, so it is vital to include clear skills and requirements in your job description and job ad.

Web 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 Web designer you will create the look, layout, feel, functionality and features of all the websites we are developing. You will work on developing new websites and on enhancing our existing Web properties.

You will work closely with our creative directors, project managers, strategists and other design team members to develop specifications and make adjustments regarding the use of new and emerging Web technologies.

Responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will be meeting with clients, using wireframing tools, using functional user-interface techniques in your Web design workflow. You will also be responsible for writing clean, semantic code front end code - HTML5, CSS3, JAVA, PHP.

More responsibilities in detail:

  • Work with clients and project managers to build and refine graphic designs for websites. Must have strong skills in Photoshop, Sketch, InvsionApp, UX Pin, or equivalent application(s).
  • Convert raw images and layouts from a graphic designer into CSS/XHTML themes.
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations to clients.
  • Develop and maintain robust Webstyle guides for all our consumer- and business-facing products.
  • Provide thought-leadership on Web design best practices and next-generation digital trends.
  • Create high-fidelity mock-ups for vetting and user testing, and finished .psd files for development.
  • Assist in the development of a new brand and how to convey it cohesively across our multiple Web properties.
  • Create site layout/user interface by using standard HTML / CSS / PHP / JAVA practices
  • {{Add other responsibilities here that are relevant}}

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in computer science or related field, or significant equivalent experience.
  • Three years minimum experience with HTML/XHTML and CSS.
  • A strong visual and technical portfolio.
  • A high level of proficiency using Adobe products (or equivalent tools).
  • Knowledge of browser compatibility across multiple platforms and devices.
  • Strong ability to design with accessibility in mind.
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum development process.
  • Familiarity with multiple HTML frameworks, strong JavaScript & jQuery skills (such as consuming APIs)
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
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