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I’m a one-man team too.
Job Title: Sr. UX Designer
Location: Detroit, MI
Salary/Income: 190k/year and some company benefits.
- $190k ?! Mate, you can outsource everything, the same job for like $70-80k in Europe lolgrafician
- $190k holy feck! as grafician said, that's like a £50k tops job in the UKmicrokorg
- < I know this is a joke, but not sure about ^Maaku
- ^Maaku I researched some salaries for that position - no joke!grafician
^ That's great and I would definitely try that in the right context with my future employer. I decided I will not renew my contract after August. I'm definitely underpaid, I don't get any benefits and I'm not set up for success.
By the way, they are supposed to launch the product I've been working on since last October by the end of August.
- Find a new gig first before leaving! It's hard out there these days...grafician
- But still plenty of UX Designer jobs all around.grafician
- Stay until after the product is launched, so you can have a case study to show for in your folio.grafician
- I know things are hard but I rather drive for Amazon or Uber than keep working in this toxic environment. I'll figure it out :)Maaku
- With enterprise experience, go for Amazon, just saying...Good luck buddy, we're here if you need anything elsegrafician
Other (random order) advice:
- bring in outside help, contract based, 3 months, see how things improve - before committing to full time hires
- don't do wireframes - go directly to prototyping from user flows and designs, then do user testing - not more than 5 people in a group to quickly validate ideas
- if you get a team, introduce some kind of workflow, Agile or something similar
- start preparing design system, components, all that
- think about on-boarding for new hires
- skip HR and hire directly based on recommendations from other people you know that do the work you need
- ask Devs what they need in all this, how to improve collaboration if you hire a full team
Worked with a few startups and did everything, from identity to UX and UI and marketing.
I'm not fond of doing UX stuff, but if you need help with UI wink, wink
That said, usually a team would be:
- UX designer
- UI/Visual designer
- UX writer (yeah it's a thing)
- Product Designer
- Head of Product
You basically doing all this, all the time. It's A LOT. At least ask for double the pay lol
^ Thanks for your answer, I had a similar structure in mind. UI/UX is definitely a team effort.