UX Designer

Location: Point Richmond, CA

Department: Design

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

We are seeking an experienced UX designer to join our design practice at Vertigo. Our company, with offices in California and Oregon, designs and builds world-class interactive products for brand name clients across a broad range of industries. Every team member has the opportunity to work with a variety of platforms (Web, iOS, Windows 8, Xbox, Android) and clients, each one presenting a unique creative challenge. At Vertigo we work in a multi-disciplinary approach. Our engineering practice understands the exceptional value that good design brings to the products we build – you will see your design ideas implemented in the final product pretty much as you intended. And we ship or launch 99.9% of what we start. That’s pretty impressive!

What We’re Looking For

First and foremost you are passionate about solving real-world UX design challenges. But of course you have a solid knowledge of UX design skills, processes and deliverables (ideation sketches, diagrams, wireframes, interactive prototypes) and know how to apply them. You love Post-It Notes, Sharpies and blank sheets of paper. You’re curious about your client’s business. You have a talent for turning requirements and business goals into compelling features and engaging and useful experiences.

You are a creative analytical thinker who can successfully plan and prioritize your work, but you’re at your best in collaborative team environments. You have strong communication skills and can clearly articulate your design concepts to internal teams and clients. You are an advocate for the end user, but you understand the business needs of your client.

You know how to shepherd your designs through the project lifecycle from kickoff to wireframe. You pay close attention to detail and you’re willing to iterate, refine and polish the design to the end.

And finally, you love working with smart, talented, fun people in a creative atmosphere of collaboration doing the best work possible.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of user-centered, interaction, and information design principles
  • Design experience for application-specific contexts – UI controls, navigation, states, mobile
  • Mastery of common UX design tools – pencils to pixels
  • Design experience for iOS, Android, modern web standards and Microsoft platforms
  • Ability to lead design ideation sessions
  • Ability to work productively with engineering teams
  • Understanding of the needs of a consulting business: time, scope and budget
  • Exposure to  Scrum or Agile development methodologies
  • Client consulting experience
  • An ongoing desire to learn and to share what you know with your colleagues
  • Visual interface design or web development skills are a bonus

Interested?

Please include a link to an online portfolio in your resume.

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