Digital and UI Design jobs and careers

A digital design career involves creating designs for online channels; this could be websites, microsites, email campaigns, digital advertising, motion graphics, app design (Android or iOS) or specific user interface design. Infographics and digital documents could also fall under digital design in some cases.

Why consider a career as a Digital/UI Designer?

If you’re an innovative thinker with a keen eye for design and visual concept, a role within digital design or UI design is an ever-changing field that allows you to marry your imagination to a wide range of digital media including apps, advertising, websites and digital documents. It’s fast moving and a high growth area across the UK.

What a career or job in Digital and UI design may entail…

Depending on your team structure, you could be working collaboratively with Developers and UX professionals as well as other Designers to deliver finished digital designs. Whether you work for an agency or in-house, you will utilise your creative skills and eye for detail to bring graphics, visual effects and animations to life.

Typical role titles include

Digital Designer
App Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
UI Designer
User Interface Designer
Digital Creative
Creative Digital Designer

Career progression example

Head of Digital Design
Digital Design Lead
Digital Design Manager
Head of App Design
Head of UI

Salary Benchmarks

At an entry level, junior/graduate Digital and UI Designers on average will be earning between £20k-£26k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £26k-£35k and seniors would be looking to earn £35k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

As part of a digital design role, some HTML / CSS may be required, generally speaking not to an advanced level though as this will be fulfilled by the development team. A digital design career is very collaborative, therefore you should also have strong communication skills. Digital Designers are often very intuned with current trends, technology advancements and user experience trends.

What qualifications does it take?

To become a Digital or UI Designer, you will usually need a foundation degree or diploma within a relevant subject. These include graphic design, digital media, graphic communication, illustration and fine art.

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