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We have been supporting UX Architects, Interaction Designers, User and Design Researchers & Service Designers to find the right next step in their career since our inception in 2009.

We’re proud to name iconic tech companies, innovative product studios and some of London’s hottest start-ups among our diverse client base. 

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Data Engineers, Data Analysis, UX Designer - North Carolina

Pharma, digital transformation

My client is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and has embarked on a global digital transformation programme, that will be far reaching and extend to all corners of this pharma giant. URGENTLY hiring for the following roles in Raleigh, North Carolina:- Senior Manager,...

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Frequently asked questions

What is a UX Designer?

A user experience (UX) designer is the bridge between the business and the needs of users. They look at user behaviour and needs when designing digital products; from websites and mobile apps to software and interactive installations. 

How can you get started as a UX Designer?

There are lots of courses that can help you learn UX design skills, including General Assembly and Career Foundry. There are also good university degrees, such as the HCI study programmes at University College London, and City University.

Events like UXPA and IXDA can help you grow a network. One of the most important things is to build up a portfolio. We recommend undertaking personal projects, or internships if you can, to build your experience.

Do I need a qualification to be a UX Designer?

UX designers can come from a range of backgrounds. Many come from visual design, front-end development or business analyst backgrounds.

Their transition is usually made within the business that they’re already working for; rather than a company employing them as a UX designer before they have qualifications or experience.

What are employers looking for on a UX Designer's CV?

UX designers need hard and soft skills. These hard skills include experience in methods such as wireframing, journey flows and prototyping, and often with UX software such as Sketch, Axure, Omnigraffle and Invision. Experience across multiple platforms is also a real plus.

Communication is a key part of a UX designer’s role, so it’s important to show how you’ve built relationships with customers and internal teams. Demonstrate your commercial understanding, your UX process, deliverables of your projects, and the impact they’ve had on the business.

What is the typical permanent salary of a UX Designer?

Associate Consultant | £30,000 - £35,000

Consultant | £35,000 - £45,000

Senior Consultant |  £45,000 - £60,000

Lead Consultant | £60,000 - £80,000

Head of | £80,000 - £140,000

What is the typical contract day rate for a UX Designer?

Associate Consultant |  £300 - £400

Consultant | £400 - £450

Senior Consultant |  £450 - £500

Lead Consultant | £550 - £600

Head of |  £600 - £1200

What is a User Researcher?

A user researcher works to understand user behaviour, needs, and motivations. They do this using observation techniques, including surveys, interviews, ethnography and usability testing. They analyse - and share insights to help improve the design of digital products and services.

How can you get started as a User Researcher?

Studying for a degree in areas such as HCI, psychology or digital anthropology can be useful for user researchers. You can also find self-study courses, and extensive material online to help you get started.   

One of the most important things is to build up a portfolio. We recommend undertaking personal projects, or internships if you can, to build your experience and research skills.

Do I need a qualification to be a User Researcher?

UX Researchers can come from a range of backgrounds. Many come from quantitative research, market research or design roles.

If you are looking to make the move in a new company then getting a recognised qualification is recommended. 

What are employers looking for on a User Researcher's CV?

Show that as a user researcher, you can successfully plan and execute relevant research projects. This might include usability studies, surveys, card sorts, and ethnographic research methodologies.

Demonstrate that you can analyse these studies to provide meaningful insight and can communicate this to the wider business – and show the commercial value of your work. A strong user researcher will be pragmatic – show how you can adapt your process to changing circumstances and produce results. 

What is the typical permanent salary of a User Researcher?

Associate Consultant | £30,000 - £35,000

Consultant | £35,000 - £45,000

Senior Consultant |  £45,000 - £60,000

Lead Consultant | £60,000 - £80,000

Head of | £80,000 - £140,000

What is the typical contract day rate for a User Researcher?

Associate Consultant |  £300 - £400

Consultant | £400 - £450

Senior Consultant |  £450 - £500

Lead Consultant | £550 - £600

Head of |  £600 - £1200