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UX Designer Overview

Job Description

A freelance UX Designer is responsible for creating and enhancing the user experience of websites, apps, or other digital products. They work closely with clients or project teams to understand user needs, conduct user research, and develop user personas and journeys. They also collaborate with UI designers and developers to design intuitive and engaging interfaces. The freelancing aspect of the job means that UX Designers work independently and manage their own projects, including client communications, timelines, and deliverables. They must have a strong understanding of user-centered design principles, usability testing, and information architecture to ensure the final product is accessible, visually appealing, and meets project objectives.

Most Common Skills

Design Thinking, User Research, and Figma - For more data, check UX Designer skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$78 - This number comes from our open-source UX Designer hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • UX designers often conduct user research and usability testing to understand how people interact with digital products.
  • The first Apple mouse was designed by a UX Designer named Jim Yurchenco.
  • A UX designer named Susan Kare designed the original icons and fonts for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s.


  • "UX Designers: turning complicated chaos into glorious simplicity, one click at a time."
  • "Good design is about solving problems, but great design is about creating an experience that inspires and delights." - Unknown
  • "The user experience designer's superpower: making you feel dumb for not understanding how to use something they just made."

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