Shaping our experience of the digital world

As organisations increase the resources they dedicate to creating digital products and solutions for their customers, the need for talented UX designers increases too. Designing a functional and aesthetic user interface is just as important as perfecting the technical inner working of any piece of software. 

Are you an experienced UX design professional who can conceptualise effective user interfaces that make complex technology accessible to non-technical users? Do you understand the fundamentals of visual design and the importance of user testing to refine your ideas? 

If the answer to those questions is a resounding yes, then you're in luck. Talented UX designers are in high demand across Australia, and Hays is perfectly positioned to help you find a suitable role. 

Find my next UX Designer job in Australia

If you have a portfolio demonstrating your experience in delivering successful end-to-end user experience projects, we want to hear from you. Delivering a basic user interface is one thing, but creating a user experience requires more than just the inclusion of labelled buttons - it requires creative professionals like you who can leverage user personas and testing to deliver something more than the sum of its parts. 

Whether you're eager to take on a new full-time permanent position or want to explore contract roles, Hays can connect you with a rewarding opportunity in your city. 

Find your nearest office to get in touch with us, send us your CV or browse our latest available UX Designer jobs.  

Latest jobs

Manager Audit Digital and Data
VIC, Melbourne CBD
Workday Trainer
NSW, Sydney CBD
Executive ICT Support Officer
ACT, Canberra
See more

Learn more about UX Designer jobs

Explore related areas of expertise

Your UX Designer job questions, answered

Where can I find UX Designer jobs in Australia?

We regularly advertise new jobs for UX Designers right around Australia. Click below to check out all our UX Designer jobs or those in your nearest city:
 

What does a UX Designer do?

A UX Designer is responsible for leading research and design efforts to create a digital product that provides positive, seamless engagement with the end customer. This role works closely with product owners, software developers and engineers, graphic designers, UI designers and other team members to help define the features of a product in terms of usability, content and visual communication.

UX Designers work on a broad range of projects from large-scale web applications to small handheld devices such as smartphones or tablets. UX Designers will be responsible for identifying problems that can be resolved through interaction design techniques - including designing user flows, information architecture and wireframes - then iterating on their designs until an optimal solution has been developed. 

What skills does a UX Designer need to have?

UX designers work across a broad range of platforms and applications, so they typically need solid experience in the following:
 
  • Creative direction
  • User personas
  • Visual design
  • Design systems
  • Usability testing
  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • User research
UX designers also need to know how to collaborate effectively with other technical disciplines such as software development and engineering, as well as non-technical disciplines like marketing. They also need to be able to take responsibility for a project from beginning to end and possess strong communication skills to explain their decisions to non-expert stakeholders.
 

What is a UX Designer's job description? 

UX Designers work alongside product owners, UI designers and software engineers to design and create digital products and applications enhancing a businesses' digital presence and capabilities. As a UX Designer, you will undertake various forms of research to understand user behaviour, recommending design principles for the wider design team. You will create personas, user flows and wireframes to ensure that digital products are up to the latest design standards.
 
Learn more about the average UX Designer job description.

What is a UX Designer's salary?

On a national level, in Australia, the average base salary for a UX Designer is: 
 
  • $80,000 to $120,000 plus super for juniors
  • $110,000 to $130,000 plus super for mid-weight professionals
  • $130,000 to $170,000 for senior professionals
The average UX Designer salary for different levels of experience will vary on a state and territory level. Refer to the Hays Salary Guide for our latest breakdown of typical salaries by state or territory.

What qualifications does a UX Designer need?

Typically, UX Designers will have a qualification in graphic/visual design, communications, computer science or a relevant field. Because UX design is primarily a creative discipline, employers are very interested in candidates with a strong portfolio of past work demonstrating their ability to optimise a user's experience with a piece of software technology.
 
You will likely also need some experience working in a similar role. You will need to be comfortable using design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and tools like Balsamiq, Sketch and Figma.
 

What type of employers hire UX Designers in Australia?

Typical employers on a national level include: 
 
Since businesses across almost every industry sector will have some kind of customer-facing digital presence, UX Designers can find job opportunities in almost any niche where their talents are required. 

Are there many UX Designer jobs available at the moment?

UX Designer jobs are in high demand, and there is currently a shortage of talent in the market. This means that if you have the right skills and experience, you will likely have your choice of roles to choose from.
 
Browse current UX Designer jobs in Australia with Hays.

How do you become a UX Designer in Australia?

To become a UX Designer in Australia, you should start by developing your graphic design, communication, and user experience skills. You can do this by studying a relevant qualification at a TAFE or university, or alternatively, by taking on some short courses from Hays Learning to give you the specific skills required for the role. Once you have some solid experience under your belt, it's important to build a strong portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability to design intuitive and user-friendly digital products. Start by volunteering your services to local businesses or by working on low-budget projects for friends and family. 
 
Once you have a solid body of work, start applying for roles with companies that match your skills and experience.