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UI Designer Skills for 2020

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What does a ui designer do?

UI designers create polished user interfaces based on user experience research and principles.

They play a huge role in creating a positive customer experience and have a clear understanding of how the visual elements (including color, layout, and typography) play into that experience.

UI Designer Skills Summary

Successful UI designers have hard skills related to research and design as well as valuable soft skills related to creativity and collaboration.

The best UI designers have hard skills like UI, design, UX, product, visual design, research, and user experience on their LinkedIn profiles and resumes. Note that oftentimes, the hiring manager may be unfamiliar with proper terminology. For example, interactive design is a commonly used term in UI design job descriptions. However, most UI designers refer to the term interaction design. In this case, use the term in the job description to be safe. Full report below.

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Hard Skills

Hard skills are typically learned through education or work experience, such as proficiency with specific tools,
software or specialized processes.

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Top UI Designer Skills Overall

The most common hard skills found across UI Designer job descriptions.

UI
100

design
97

UX
94

interaction design
74

Product
64

visual design
63

mobile
51

research
49

invision
48

user experience
48

High Impact

Hard to Find UI Designer Skills

Hard skills frequently found in the job descriptions that are less likely to
appear in UI Designer LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

front-end web design
100

strategic direction
88

react
70

online portfolio
69

tablets
68

customer facing
64

web standards
63

usability
62

product roadmap
61

computer science
60

Low Impact

Easy to Find UI Designer Skills

Hard skills that are most likely to appear in both the job descriptions and
LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

adobe xd
100

adobe photoshop
99

adobe illustrator
82

bootstrap
71

wireframing
67

mobile app
55

web application
50

JIRA
50

HTML
48

psychology
47

Soft Skills

Soft skills are harder-to-measure interpersonal “people” skills important for leadership or collaborative
environments.

creative
collaborate
communications
vision
innovative
proficient
attention to detail
best practices
fast paced
passion

About this report

Jobscan helps job seekers tailor their resumes and LinkedIn profiles for each job opportunity through personalized skill and keyword matching, among other checks.

Our data science team analyzed over 100,000 unique Jobscan user resumes in addition to 8 million job postings from last year to identify the most common keywords and highest impact skills for UI Designers.

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