UX Designer

UX (User Experience) design focuses on the online interaction between human users (like you and me) and a company selling a product via their website or app. A career in UX design will allow you to explore various industries by creating fantastic user experiences.

What is a UX Designer?

UX designers create a seamless online user journey by combining market research, strategy and design. Their main objective is to give an online user a great experience when visiting a website or using an app. A UX designer must visualise and focus on how the experience would make a user feel and also consider making it easy and simple for the user to accomplish their desired tasks.


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UX Designer Job Description

UX Designer Job Overview

The UX designer uses their creative expertise and technical knowledge to create a satisfying experience for users of a product. To be successful in this job, a UX designer would generally possess solid problem-solving skills and creative and technical skills. Typical focus areas may include visual design and development, branding, content, technical support, and user research.

Responsibilities and skills of a UX Designer

It is often essential and advantageous for UX designers to understand graphic design and web technologies. Experience using wireframing tools such as Adobe XD or Figma is usually required.
  • Design graphic user interface elements
  • Conduct usability testing
  • Develop UI mock-ups and prototypes that illustrate how sites function
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Follow style standards on images, colours and fonts
  • Define interaction models, user task flows, and UI (user interface) specifications
  • Conduct competitor and customer analysis
  • Consult with clients to understand their goals
  • Provide feedback on user research findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Have an artistic eye for design
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Think creatively
  • Excellent IT and programming skills
  • Organisational, time and project management skills
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Have a basic understanding of the latest UX design trends
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadlines
  • Flexibility and adjusting to new technologies quickly is a plus
  • An understanding of the basics of languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript is advantageous

UX Designer Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in visual design is not always essential, but having an impressive portfolio displaying previous design projects will surely let you stand out amongst competitors. It is a good idea to work on projects that bring out the best of your skills, even if they’re personal or unpaid.
  • BSc in Computer Science, Design or relevant field
  • Experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • History of design projects
  • Current knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience wireframe tools, including InVision and Wireframe.cc
  • Have a great team spirit
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills

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UX Designer Jobs currently open:

UI/UX Designer – Perm – Hybrid (Melrose Arch) – R780k per annum
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: 780000
UI/ux designer – Perm – Hybrid (Melrose Arch) – R780k per annum
14 days ago

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Location: Johannesburg
Salary: R600 Hourly
10 Month Contract role with top tier Financial Services company for a skilled UI/ux designer.Purpose of the Role- Commit to design the future of financial services and delivering unique and innovative Digital solutions, wire-framing, and user experiences across various business units.- Have an eye for clean and artful digital design; possess superior UI skills and be able to translate high-level r...
15 days ago

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Salary: Negotiable
The Senior designer is responsible for leading the design process, managing design projects, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality design solutions that align with the company''''s brand identity and objectives
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