Senior UX/UI Designer at Chen Design Associates

Posted on: 04/28/2022

Location: Oakland, CA (ON-SITE)

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### Job description We are seeking a UX/UI Lead with 3-5 years of UX/UI experience to join our team. Reporting to the Creative Director, our ideal candidate can turn ideas into engaging creative that tells a client’s brand story as part of a highly collaborative team culture. They will have a track record of creating relevant, mindful, and engaging digital experiences, with an emphasis on websites. The ideal candidate is equally comfortable crafting thoughtful digital strategies, designing polished UI, and providing technical assistance to our team and clients alike. Our studio values having a range of styles, skill sets, and perspectives on our design team. The ideal candidate will have a strong point of view about UX/UI best practices, continue to grow our digital expertise, and be open to ideas from all members of our team, from strategists to designers to developers. WHAT YOU’LL DO + Partner with project leads, strategists, designers, developers, and clients to define IA/UX/content strategy, create thoughtful UI, develop visual assets, and ensure that design integrity is maintained through execution + Provide technical expertise on CMS and other tools that best fit project needs, including training clients teams to use those tools, and doing additional research when necessary + Confidently articulate design thinking both internally and externally to uphold user-centered thinking, business-centered decision making, and a design-first approach + Work with the Creative Director and Project Leads to manage project expectations and ensure that digital projects are completed within budget and timelines + Maintain the highest standards of quality, taking responsibility to ensure that only the best work is released to clients + Demonstrate leadership and collaborative spirit throughout the design process, from ideation and brainstorming, to internal reviews and critiques MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS + 5+ years in the design industry, with at least 2 years of relevant UX/UI experience + Degree in Graphic Design or related discipline is a plus + Proven ability to collaborate with a creative team + Experience handling tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES + Solid understanding of how brand and UX/UI work together to produce stellar digital experiences + Strong point-of-view and familiarity with UX best practices, UI trends, and design system + Awareness of what’s possible as well as the limitations of building experiences for a range of digital touchpoints, from websites and emails to digital publications and interactive PDFs + Highly proficient in using Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping tools, with a strong foundation in industry best practices + Familiarity with using digital CMS and marketing platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Mailchimp, and Emma, including an understanding of how designs are translated into custom themes and templates + Knowledge of accessibility and optimization standards preferred + Ability to write HTML, CSS, PHP and/or JS is a plus + Experience with or strong interest in user research and testing is a plus