How much does UI/UX design cost in Singapore? (UI UX Designer, Design Firm, Company) : ThunderQuote

 

Impressing your client is fundamental in growing your business, and this is can be done through UI/UX design. This guide by ThunderQuote aims to provide you with a rough gauge to calculate your total budget when hiring a UI/UX designer.

Before we delve into the prices, what exactly is UI/UX?
User Interface (UI) is generally about visual design and information design around screens.
User Experience (UX) is not limited to the visual interface of your product. It encompasses the complete experience a person has. It has many dimensions:

  • The process a user go through in order to discover your company’s product
  • The procedure of actions they take as they interact the interface
  • The thoughts and feeling that surface as they try to complete their tasks
  • The impressions they have of the interaction in entirety

You can read more about how UI/UX can help to boost your business here.

Note: A good UI/UX design is essential to the overall success of your mobile app or your website! If you are looking for a UI/UX designer, you can save time and get up to 5 quotes from trusted local website developers on the ThunderQuote platform for free.

 

UI/UX Design Service List:
Research and analysis:

  • Competitor Analysis
  • Consumer Analysis
  • Persona studies
  • Focus groups
  • Marketing metric and evaluation

Bread and butter UX:

  • Wireframes and annotations
  • Rapid prototyping
  • System workflows
  • Front-end engineering

Aftersales/Process iteration:

  • Integration with Developers
  • Integration with UI Designers
  • Conversion analysis and action

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Factors you would need to take into account:
1. What type of project is it?

UI/UX projects may consist of Mobile Applications, Websites, App + Websites, Desktop applications and Consumer Research. If you are looking to have a UI/UX designer working on App and Web, you will need to increase the prices by 1.5X.

2. What are your project’s goals? 

  • Higher conversion rates
  • New/improved UX
  • Interface improvement/improved overall look
  • Improved branding
  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Getting user’s opinions
  • Make web/app more efficient
  • Value-add to consumers/give consumers reasons to use the business

You will need to keep your project goals in mind to find the best UI/UX designer for your needs!

3. How do you intend to implement the UI/UX recommendations in your software?

(a) If you’re planning to use your own in-house front end development team, there will be a fifty per-cent deduction.
(b) If you want the UI/UX firm to handle the front
(c) If you want to hire a separate tech firm to handle the front-end-development, there will be a 40% discount

If you’ve engaged a UI/UX designer previously, and you know what services you may require, this list will be helpful to you:  

  • UX Design Recommendations +Wireframes + Annotations/Layout design & tech development instructions [$2k-$5k] +
  • UI Design/Make website design presentable/look good [$1.5k-$2.k]
  • Persona studies/Understand potential or current user/customer base[$0.5k-$2k]
  • Website analysis/Look at and fish for current website’s problems[$1k]
  • Competitor analysis/Look at how competitors are doing[$1.5k>]
  • Marketing plans and recommendations/Planning and recommendation of brand awareness [$2k-$5k]
  • Rapid Prototype/Dummy web/app for testing[$3-10k]
  • Focus group studies/Find out what your clients want and think [$2k>]
  • Front-end development to implement UI/UX recommendations [varies based on agency size]
  • All of the above

 

However, if you are unsure what services you require, fret not! We have complied packages from different UI/UX agencies. This will provide you with a better guide on what you may need.

A UI/UX designer will generally cost 4-8.5k for a basic project. This will include:

  • UX Design Recommendations +Wireframes + Annotations/Layout design & tech development instructions [$2k-$5k] +
  • Persona studies/Understand potential or current user/customer base[$0.5k-$2k]
  • Competitor analysis/Look at how competitors are doing[>$1.5k]

A UI/UX designer will generally cost 8.5-20.5k for an intermediate project:

  • UX Design Recommendations +Wireframes + Annotations/Layout design & tech development instructions [$2k-$5k]
  • Persona studies/Understand potential or current user/customer base[$0.5k-$2k]
  • Competitor analysis/Look at how competitors are doing[>$1.5k]
  • UI Design/Make website design presentable/look good [$1.5k-$2.k]
  • Rapid Prototype/Dummy web/app for testing [$3-10k]

A UI/UX designer will generally cost 12- 46k for an advanced project (All the services stated above):

  • UX Design Recommendations +Wireframes + Annotations/Layout design & tech development instructions [$2k-$5k] +
  • UI Design/Make website design presentable/look good [$1.5k-$2.k]
  • Persona studies/Understand potential or current user/customer base[$0.5k-$2k]
  • Website analysis/Look at and fish for current website’s problems[$1k]
  • Competitor analysis/Look at how competitors are doing[>$1.5k]
  • Marketing plans and recommendations/Planning and recommendation of brand awareness [$2k-$5k]
  • Rapid Prototype/Dummy web/app for testing[$3-10k]
  • Focus group studies/Find out what your clients want and think [>$2k]

 

4. Size of agencies

A large-scale agency with more than 15 designers will be more expensive than a small-scale agency with less than 5 designers.

Generally, a large-scale agency (>15 design team headcount) will have an additional cost of $5k-$8k to each component. A mid-scale agency (> 5-14 design team headcount) will have an additional cost of $3k to each component. A small-scale agency (<5 Design team Headcount) will have an additional of $0.5k to each component.

 

Apart from taking all these factors into account, one good way in determining if the vendor is good will be using this check list as a guide:

  • Fast service
  • Good aftersales
  • Quality work
  • Experienced
  • Worked on many projects previously
  • Follows framework
  • Creative and out-of-the-box
  • Multi-disciplinary

This price guide is only an estimate and you should not rely on it entirely! The best practice would be to compare prices from different vendors and find out which suits you best.

For help on finding a UI/UX designer, ThunderQuote is able to help you in getting 5 free quotes from experienced UI/UX designers just submit a Request for Quotation for free to find and compare them!

 

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