User Experience Designer

The User Experience Designer is a curious and creative force in the field of user experience design, information architecture and usability analysis, and brings analytical strategy-led designs to every project. Sometimes called an Information Architect, this person works across a variety of clients, sometimes on a consultant basis to the rest of the team and sometimes taking the lead, and possesses excellent communication skills. This is a person who puts critical thinking and empathy first. Visual design skills are not an expected deliverable of this role, but will be put to GREAT use with the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITY AREAS
User Experience

  • Understands the user-centered design process with hands-on experience in all stages of the digital process: Site Objectives / User Needs; Functional Specs / Content Requirements; IA / Interaction Design; Information Design; Visual Design
  • Develop web/mobile architecture and designs that support client business needs and optimize user-experience
  • Work as a bridge between Connected Experience Strategy & Creative, to produce architecture and wireframes (and visual design, if you’re a unicorn)
  • Responsible for advising on best practices for interface designs, producing wireframes for a variety of projects, and validating deliverables from third party Information Architects and UX Designers.
  • Strong understanding of Web Standards, Cross Browser Support, and Web Accessibility
  • Provides UX design consultation to the agency and its clients

Communication

  • Can answer the question “why” when delivering design prescriptions
  • Able to develop and deliver persuasive thinking
  • Provides clarity, inspiration and confidence

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to do work quickly and autonomously
  • Prioritizes attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to think objectively and provide objective rationale and feedback
  • Communicates clearly, simply and effectively
  • Is confident and humble, decisive and patient
  • Adjusts and adapts to the ever changing digital world
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right and willingly develops ideas of others
  • Exhibits passion for their work and the principles of design
  • Demonstrated ability to think objectively and handle and deliver criticism
  • Flexible and adjusts to change
  • Makes and keeps commitments
  • Consistently delivers against demanding and compressing timelines
  • Working knowledge of CSS, HTML, web standards, cross browser support, accessibility, etc
  • Working knowledge of Adobe design tools: Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Advanced knowledge of IA and site mapping tools

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • B.F.A. or B.S. in humanities, anthropology, sociology or information systems, preferably from a design-centric institution, or equivalent years of professional experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the user experience discipline

***PORTFOLIO IS REQUIRED***

SUBMIT APPLICATION

* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Location
Phone number*
Resume*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, or .docx (limit 2MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter*
In 150 characters or fewer, tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!*