I have been looking on various freelancing sites for a designer for my web startup. A lot of startups have a certain style which I am having difficulty describing, these are the sort of sites I mean:
- ux.stackexchange.com :)
- www.google.com (things like plus+)
They are mostly text based, with few graphics, and have a lot of interactivity. I have seen very few web designer portfolios that have such a style. Most of the ones I've seen look very nice visually but I don't think they're very good in terms of UI. They look like brochures and psd mockups rather than web applications. even on dribbble it's difficult to find shots of functional UIs rather than "pretty" designs.
I need someone who can create the type of UI you see in the sites listed, but I'm sure "web designer" is the wrong description for the person I need. Can someone help identify the things I need to put in a job description or even the specific role I should be advertising to find someone who can build a "startup" UI?