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Talk to our advisor about your exact needs, product specifics, and team dynamics. The more we know at this step, the better the future match will be.

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Based on the interview, we will shortlist Mobile App Designers best suited for your needs.

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Our Mobile Design Stories

AURA: building a mobile app with React Native for a medtech startup from London

How did our experts create a diagnostic mobile app with highly intuitive UX/UI fit for elderly patients from scratch?

Silvia Novak ENTIA

The design is accessible for many users, making the project a success. Ideamotive was organized and communicative throughout the engagement. As a result, they have a strong partnership.

Silvia Novak, Head of Product at Entia Ltd

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LUMA: building a cross-platform mobile app with React Native for visualization of blood results

How we created a diagnostic mobile app for scanning blood test results with QR codes from IoT medical devices with visualization of results and data management

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They’re really good. They’re super responsive, which I really love. The communication was always great and it was super easy to understand them from a project perspective and to be able to share what we wanted.

Alexandra Ponomarenko, Product Manager, Luma

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CarPal: Changing the way the goods move in cities

How we provided the right set of talents and technologies and enabled the quick growth of the existing product?

Lambda: conducting market research and creating UX/UI designs for a VOD platform

How did we support the Client in competitive research, define the final product functionalities, and designed multiple ready-to-develop wireframes on a tight deadline?

Outstanding design is crucial for the success of every mobile product.

Quick Prototyping

Make the app development process more efficient. Assess whether the designer’s vision is in line with what you planned for your mobile product before the engineers start coding and changes can be still implemented easily.

UX/UI design

Make sure that every function of your app is easily understandable for an average person. Good app designers always consider the customer journey, implementing the best practices of UX and UI design in their vision.

High Fidelity Design

Gather useful feedback from customers before your product launches. High-fidelity prototypes resemble the final version of the app quite well and are often interactive, so tests can be done among your target group, and changes introduced early enough.

Illustrations

Give your new mobile app that extra bit of uniqueness that will make it more interesting for customers. Hire app designers who can create their own illustrations and other graphic content for your software, such as custom icons, logos, or animated characters.

What Hard and Soft Skills All Great App Designers Have?

According to some reports, most mobile apps get deleted within a week after installation. How to avoid such a scenario happening to your product? Hire an app designer who will make your app eye-catching, user-friendly, and providing easy access to all the functionalities that the user really needs! Thanks to their work, a mobile product can turn from being one of the many rarely downloaded apps to one that is not only eye-catching but also keeping the user interested in the long run.

But how to find an app designer that will perfectly match your requirements? We kick off our guide on hiring such an expert with a list of the most important hard and soft skills every professional mobile app designer should possess.

  1. Good understanding of the app development process

    Unlike web designers who sometimes code, app designers usually don’t. They focus on actually creating the look & feel of your mobile product, leaving programming itself to developers.


    This means, that when you want to hire app designers, you don’t need to look for one who knows Swift, Kotlin, or any other technology used by devs. However, knowledge of the most important processes of app development is still important. A good app designer must know what can and what can’t be done within the chosen technology, so their design requests can be easily translated into tasks to be done by your dev team.

  2. Good understanding of platform differences

    While nowadays the trend is to keep the mobile app looking the same on any platform and device it is released for, there are some differences that an app designer must consider while doing their work. Two main types of differences to consider are:

    a) Differences between systems, most popular being iOS and Android.

    b) Differences between devices, e.g. how the app looks on a phone, tablet, and smartwatch, even if they are powered by the same operating system.

  3. Experience in prototyping on multiple stages of the app development process

    Prototypes can vary depending on what stage of the development process they are done. Rapid prototyping, for example, is performed usually before coders start working on the project, in order to present the initial vision behind the app or to review the current user journey. It’s usually done with wireframes or other types of simplified design.

    On the other hand, there is high-fidelity prototyping — one done shortly before launch. This kind of prototype usually looks quite similar, or even the same, as the final product. It’s also interactive, so it can be presented to target customers in order to gather feedback on what can be improved before releasing the app.

  4. Experience with popular app design tools

    Adobe Creative Suite (including all the most necessary software by Adobe, such as Photoshop) is, of course, the most common set of tools to be used by an app designer. However, there are also other useful programs that can significantly speed up the whole design process. Some of them are:

    a) Sketch — a great tool used most often specifically for app design prototyping.
    b) UXPin — another awesome tool used for prototyping.
    c) Figma — web app useful especially for early prototyping. It encourages collaborative work and allows to easily leave feedback, so it’s great when your design team consists of a few different members.
    d) Iconjar — icon management tool. Perfect for bigger projects or if your app designer is working on multiple projects at once.

  5. Knowledge of UI and UX best practices

    Even if the app looks great and unique, users will still delete it quickly from their device if they don’t understand the purpose of the app and how to use it. That’s why an app designer has to always take into consideration the user interface and user experience best practices when designing your product.

  6. Ability to create custom content

    While working with Stock images and illustrations is very popular, it’s not always the best way to fill your app with this kind of pre-existing content. To make the design of your product more unique, look for app designers who can also build custom visuals for you, including illustrations, cartoons, and small animations.

  7. Familiarity with pen and notebook

    While your app will be at the end designed digitally, physical pen and notebook are sometimes more useful than a tablet and a powerful computer. Quick sketches, prototype drafts, mind maps, schemes of the user journey — all these can be done fast using a piece of paper and something to draw. A good app designer understands the power of these physical items and you should be ready to receive visualizations of some of their ideas in the form of a quick drawing instead of a digital image.

  8. Adaptability

    App designers have to meet the needs of many different people within a company. Project managers, product owners, developers, other teams — everyone might want to have something changed or removed at all. It’s especially important for an app designer to be able to collaborate well with developers. As they will code the whole software in the end, they might conclude that some things in design need to be simplified in order to deliver the product on time.

How to hire an app designer that will really fit your project?

When it comes to designers, their real value can always be assessed by carefully reviewing their portfolio. Education history and certificates won’t tell you much if you don’t see the real designs that the candidate has worked on.

While reviewing the portfolio, you should also focus on finding apps and companies similar to yours. If you do see them, it probably means that the app designer has already some experience in working with your industry and might already have some ideas on how to approach your project.

Reviewing the portfolio might also give you an idea for a few questions that you might ask your app designer candidate during the interview, such as:

  1. Did you work on this app design by yourself or with some other designers

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  2. Did you only create the mobile app design for this specific company or additional visuals, such as social media graphics, were needed as well?

    You can follow these with more general questions tackling their approach to working on mobile app designs, as well as technical knowledge. Here are some good examples:

  3. Tell me about a situation when some part of your design couldn’t be implemented to the final product because of technical limitations. How did you solve this issue?

  4. Do you have any experience in coding, not necessarily mobile apps? How do you find communicating with developers who often use quite a technical language?

  5. What are your favorite current trends in app design? Which current or past trends you don’t/didn’t like?

  6. What is the hamburger menu in mobile app design? What are good alternatives to it?

  7. What are some ways of improving the user experience while keeping the interface as it is?

  8. Tell me about a situation when you run an A/B test for one of your mobile app designs.

  9. Which of your projects would you call your favorite? Why?

  10. Have you ever worked with AR/VR implementation in a mobile app? If yes, how did you approach it? If not, tell me how would you approach it if you would need to implement it in any of your past projects?

Making the most out of your great-looking app

The look & feel of your app is crucial to attracting customers, but there are more things you have to remember about. Your app won’t function properly if a professional mobile developer won’t be involved in its creation, with data scientists you can understand better what your users want, and a project manager can make sure every new feature is delivered on time and within the budget.

To get the best people onboarded for your mobile app team, contact us at Ideamotive. We run an extensive network of top IT specialists from all over the world, and from every industry. Whatever type of talents you are in need of, we are able to get you connected with them fast so you can start building your app as soon as possible.

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