How top startups pay designers
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
A few weeks ago I had coffee with an experienced product designer. One was an almost perfect match — the right design challenges and aligned with Carl’s personal interests. In less than 24 hours the CEO sent Carl an offer to be their lead designer. He personally felt undervalued and he worried that the company’s culture might underrate design generally. Even when salary charts appear credible, they’re riddled with hidden problems. Senior UI Designer: $90-140k.