What's This Job All About?
This gig is all about catapulting the company into the modern era and opening up the next frontier of growth for what is rapidly becoming a mobile first company. Not only will you be an advocate for the brand, you'll have the distinct challenge of rethinking the current design approach across all consumer touch points, while formulating the design strategy for all new products. While you own the creative vision, you will partner closely with the Product Manager to execute that vision. This could also mean you roll up the sleeves and do testing. Whatever it takes to make the Product's UX the best out there.
Customers are your spirit animal. You understand them at an intimate level, by listening closely to them , the product managers, sales presentations etc. -- but also being able to decipher what they truly need. You use that understanding in three ways. First, to serve as the internal voice of the consumer, educating others on how to see the world through their eyes. Second, you work closely with the Product Manager to help map those consumer needs to assets to uncover where we can deliver differentiated, monetizable new products -- and you help bring those products to life leveraging your skills and . Finally, you partner with the Marketing team to help market those products in a way that resonates deeply with consumers and drives product adoption.
Skills & Requirements
Do I Have What It Takes?
Tools - Photoshop , mockup creation , user persona definition, screen flow creation , mocking up HTML using newer technologies like Bootstrap, pixel perfect images.
Creativity -- you've never seen a problem you can't solve
A roll up your sleeves, get stuff done attitude
Ability to translate strategic product vision into creative vision and execution
Die-hard belief that if you're not learning and evolving, you're failing
Experience with consumer internet/mobile products and start-ups
Love working with product managers and engineers -- we win as a team
An intuitive grasp of what makes a great user experience
A thirst for working with visual designers
The Boring (But Important) Stuff
We need to break free from the legacy of the existing experience . To do this we believe you will need the following:
At least 1 year track record of success in delivering design artificats (HTML , mockups , images), UX and Information architecture solutions
Strong design fundamentals for both web and mobile products
Can communicate fluently with product managers, designers and engineers
Deep experience working on Web and Mobile products
A nuanced understanding of research and applications
True pride of ownership and energized by the bright spotlight of accountability
Experience working with marketing and brand teams to develop a compelling visual style guide
A track record of establishing consistent, overarching design themes and patterns to enhance both brand and usability.
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