Why I Would Pay $100,000+ For An Amazing UI Designer

I believe that it takes more than innovation to succeed. It requires a great product experience. Apple definitely set the standard, but many new companies have embraced this trend and the bar has been set higher.

Product design will be a huge differentiator going forward especially when it comes to mobile and consumer applications.

Mobile web, displays and browser technologies have all elevated what’s possible now online and the expectation of our users. They expect more.

.. and I want to give it to them.

What I’m looking for

I’m not looking for a certain design style, I’m looking for a certain design approach and taste level. Simplicity isn’t enough – clarity (pun intended) is where it’s at. You think about how people interpret the objects on the screen. What they think about, what moves them, what frustrates them, what makes them happy. You know that the right design decision can make all the difference.

You’re excited to discover a better solution, even well into a project. You don’t mind throwing something out in favor of a better idea or implementation. Projects at Clarity.fm start with real code. Feedback from an evolving prototype guides the team. While we’re very pragmatic about code, it is important that your design/code is easy to change in response to feedback.

How to apply

Send relevant work samples, and anything else that will make you stand out, to [email protected]. Include [UI DESIGNER] in the subject of the email.

Bonus: Link to your Dribbble, Github, Twitter or Blog

If I think you may be a good fit I’ll get back in touch with step two of the application process.

Deadline for application is April 15, 2012.

More details

  • Team size 4 (3 engineers and me)
  • Location is Moncton, NB, Canada
  • Compensation includes equity
  • Free lunch everyday

Why you wouldn’t be a good fit

If you’re not ready to be part of a startup. Startups are all consuming and very intense … but a whole lot of fun. However, it’s not for everyone.

Why would I pay six figures for a UI designer in Moncton?

My goal is to create one of the best product and engineering teams in Canada and I know the best people are well compensated and already employed. It’s not about comparable salaries vs. cost of living – it’s about impact to the product and our users. Designers matter more now than ever.

If you know anyone, email me.

  • http://www.stealthmode.com hardaway

    Eeek! Does that mean you’re living back in Canada now? Did I miss you?

    • http://twitter.com/danmartell Dan Martell

      Nope, still in San Francisco but spending more time there. Don’t worry, I’ll never leave – just spend time in both #lifestyledesign

      • Anonymous

        it bounces my e-mail – I;ve tried to apply, but..

  • zjoyce

    “Designers matter more now than ever.” I couldn’t have worded it better myself.

  • http://twitter.com/cyrke A-OK

    Looking forward to Clarity.fm’s success! Wishing everyone the best…

  • Agent Orange0069

    Did you find someone yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.rodman.71 Richard Rodman

    I couldn’t have said it any better myself. If you want traction, its all about the UI.

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  • Jeff ‘SKI’ Kinsey

    Great post [sorry for the delay, just found this as I recently signed up for Clarity], let me answer, as I don’t see what I believe is a complete answer:

    The same reason Steve Jobs gave Tim Cook a $500,000 sign on bonus for a job that paid as I recall, $350K a year… the same reason Jim Collins points to: “The Right People are your Greatest Assets.”

  • floyd lee

    oh,8500 RMB=1400 USD

  • Dee

    Oops! Just saw the original date of your post! Well if you happen to still be looking, just sent an email.


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