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UI Designer Skills for 2022

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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
93
online portfolio
81
creative design
68
web standards
67
agile development
67
interaction design
66
product roadmap
63
visual design
62
computer science
62
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
98
bootstrap
84
wireframing
74
adobe illustrator
58
web application
52
mobile app
50
JIRA
46
photography
45
psychology
43

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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