Visual/UI Designers are a vital component to many business models, especially when it comes to developing brands, web layouts, presentations and product illustrations. They are expected to work intimately and collaboratively with a number of different teams in an organization to ensure that the company's brand is consistently used throughout all products and service lines, as well as the general feel of each product and service throughout.
A Visual/UI Designer is also tasked with exploring the various approaches that users may implement to solve a particular problem. Thus it is the responsibility of a designer to ensure that a product naturally flows from one step to the next when tackling a wide array of issues. One possible way a designer might accomplish this is to observe people using and testing alpha and beta products to observe those users' behavior, identify stumbling blocks, and then make necessary additions and tweaks to ensure the best user experience.
It should not be a surprise then that the Visual/UI Designer job market is growing across the country from the East Coast to the West Coast. The median salary of a designer in this field is approximately $100,000 to $125,000 per year. Salary, of course, is tied to previous background including education and work experience, and the salary average is only expected to grow in the future.
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