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UX Designer

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Awesome Portland web-based product design and development agency is looking for a strong Mid-Level UX Designer for their desktop and mobile platform clients. This is a contract to hire role, candidates must have true UX experience with wireframes, user research, site maps, etc.

Our client is not looking for just another designer, they want someone special. They want a UX design dynamo with a wide range of skills and interests. Such a person would also have an undeniable passion for the web, the ability to think strategically, a constant finger on the pulse of design trends, and a curious mind always looking for new ways to learn and grow. As a UX Designer, your focus will be on synthesis, articulation and communication. If you have the skills, the energy to work with a highly collaborative team, and the drive to deliver your best at every turn… then read on!

Core Skills:
Interaction Design

  • Actively involved in design strategy with the team and client
  • Working through idea concepts and user flows to produce low-fidelity sketches/mockups/wireframes
  • Using the design strategy to make informed decisions on how to incorporate visual treatment
  • Working through design concepts to produce high-fidelity mockups
  • Expanding the brand identity to the web experience

  • Our ideal UX Designer would…
  • Be problem solver
  • Be comfortable designing wireframes or producing high fidelity mockups
  • Understand the role of business objectives
  • Empathize with the person using the end-product
  • Be able to articulate the user experience to team members, developers, stakeholders
  • Be comfortable presenting ideas and concepts to clients and strategically responding to feedback (during meetings/ presentations)
  • Extract relevant information to make the right design decisions
  • Be creative and able to produce multiple variations of a design and explain why those designs meet the goals of the project
  • Work within constraints (time and money)
  • Be a master in estimating!
  • Be quick to grasp new concepts and learn new skills
  • Provide and accept constructive feedback
  • Have good listening and communication skills
  • Work collaboratively; internally and externally
  • Be comfortable discussing ambiguous ideas, and knowing when to move from ambiguity to detailed definition
  • Understand a design's limitations and provide alternative strategies when practical or more efficient
  • Have a strong understanding and experience being a part of the entire UX design process; from strategy and interaction design to visual design

  • Required :
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in web, tech or design industry with a focus on UX
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate interest in design, process and psychology
  • Strong sense of empathy and a desire to help people
  • Experience working with external clients and vendors
  • Experience with Fireworks and/or Photoshop for design mockups and Illustrator and InDesign for additional design work

  • Bonus Points for Experience With…
  • HTML/CSS (and some JavaScript too)
  • Marketing
  • Print design
  • Copywriting
  • Ruby on Rails, Agile development, and/or source control (we use Git)
  • SEO
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