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.
Preston is a city in the centre of Lancashire on the north bank of the River Ribble, which obtained city status in 2002, becoming England's 50th city. Preston is a vibrant, cultural and friendly city, with much to admire and keep you entertained; a mid-sized, bustling city, which retains its traditional roots, yet encapsulates a young and lively atmosphere. Preston also enjoys an enviable location in the North West of England; located a short distance from the coast, the Lake District, with good links to two international airports and an extensive motorway system, making Preston one of the most networked cities in the country.
Preston original roots were seeped in the textiles industry, before it then became a major boomtown in the Industrial Revolution. These days Preston is a major centre for the British defence and aerospace industry with BAE Systems, transportation with the likes of Alstom, Customer Services with the likes of Carphone Warehose, as well as with the haulage industry given the transport links.
There’s also lots to enjoy outside of work, with the revitalised docks and marina, waterfront living, plus a vibrant shopping and leisure scene.