User Interface Designers (UI Designer) differ from UX Designers in that they are responsible for taking the UX outputs (wireframes etc.) and concentrate on how best to layout the design for the platform/site.
They are in charge of designing each screen or page a user interacts with and ensuring that this delivers the best possible experience. Just like graphic designers, UI Designers have a real understanding of layout and typography albeit with a specialisation in digital channels / platforms.
Given the popularity of mobile devices, both UX and UI candidates must have experience in creating effective user experience and journeys across all desktop, mobile and tablet devices – responsive, cross-browser design experience is therefore essential. The boundary between UI and UX designers is fairly blurred and it is not uncommon for companies to opt to combine these roles.
Salary wise outside of London the role generally pays between £30,000 to £45,000 depending on regional variance and level of experience.
Berkshire is based in the south east of England, to the west of London. It is renowned for it’s links with the royal family and in recognition of this it was given the title ‘Royal County’ by the Queen in 1958.
Berkshire is extremely popular with visitors, with an array of places to visit, the most famous of which is undoubtedly Windsor Castle. Other popular destinations include the likes of Eton College and Ascot Racecourse.
The largest towns in the county are Reading, Slough, Newbury, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Workingham, Windsor and Sandhurst.
As a county Berkshire is on London’s doorstep, making it extremely popular with commuters, however, there’s also a huge amount of commerce and industry in the county.
The region is particularly well known for being home to some of the UK and the world’s biggest technology and high tech businesses, as well as the headquarters of globally renowned pharmaceutical, fmcg, financial services and automotive organisations.
These include Vodafone, O2, Panasonic, Dell, Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Bayer AG, Reckitt Benckiser, BMW Group and numerous others.