User Experience Designer

Whipsaw is looking for a passionate UX/UI Designer with a strong eye for visual design combined with an intuitive understanding of interaction design and user interfaces. This role will join the Experience Design team, a cross-functional team of experience, visual and industrial designers. We are looking for a highly motivated team player who is passionate about UI design excellence and will support the team with ideation, concept execution, and preparation of pixel-perfect UI assets for handoff to our software teams. You will thrive in this role if you are motivated by solving complex challenges with elegant visual solutions and enjoy working with a team that moves fast and is extremely ambitious. An interest in the intersection between hardware and digital interfaces is key to this role, so experience designing for interfaces outside of mobile and web is desired but not essential.

 

You Will 

Create Visual Languages

  • Develop high level and/or detailed graphic user interfaces, wireframes, and motion graphics to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Be a passionate advocate and practitioner of micro-interactions, and user interfaces using participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, competitive audits, market research, and other forms of requirements discovery
  • Move from research to user flows and wireframes, into detailed visual mockups to develop an informed design language and thoughtful product execution
  • Guide and contribute to developing beautiful visual design languages, and guide visual design and brand directions

 

Collaborate and Communicate 

  • Participate in design discussions along with design leadership. Provide walkthroughs and demos on user journeys, mockups, and other deliverables to the development team, business stakeholders, and product teams
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions for both web and mobile applications. Take a user-centered design (UCD) approach to develop UX solutions. Rapidly test and iterate designs without slipping the deadlines
  • Join brainstorms and workshops internally and with clients to help define problems and opportunities at a variety of points throughout the design process

 

Synthesize Research

  • Organize research findings into actionable insights, opportunities, and design principles that truly inspire and can be utilized during the design process
  • Work closely with all disciplines throughout the design process to ensure the user’s voice is heard
  • Support informative qualitative research, user requirements analysis, task analysis, information architecture design, and usability testing

 

You Have

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in UX, Interaction, or Visual Design 
  • Experience implementing visual design systems across platforms in an iterative software development environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in human-computer interaction, graphic design, multimedia product design, interaction design, or a related field
  • An ability to communicate your design and the decisions that led to it through strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills
  • Experience with prototyping software such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Framer, Principle, InVision, etc.
  • Strong portfolio with well-articulated examples of information architecture, ux wireframes, visual and interaction design

 

You May Have (but it’s not a dealbreaker if you don’t) 

  • Familiarity with physical product design and how UX methods work in both the physical and digital product spaces
  • Motion design experience
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript 
  • Planning and conducting user research, usability testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, and identifying accessibility concerns
  • Graduate degree in HCI, interaction design, or similar

 

About Whipsaw

Whipsaw is a product design and experience innovation consulting firm founded in 1999 and located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Whipsaw creates products and brand experiences for many diverse industries including housewares, consumer electronics, medical, and business products. Our clients range from startups to large international corporations. Our purpose is to make excellent products and experiences. Our solutions aim to support our client’s business objectives, with a goal to increase revenue, improve market position, and enhance corporate value.

 

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