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Experience UI Designer

Pillar Technology is looking to add Experience Designers to our growing team. Pillar Experience Designers are as talented with visual design as they are tech savvy.  They collaborate with strategists, software developers, experience architects, product managers and a variety of stakeholders, to research and develop graphical user interfaces, graphic patterns, and interaction patterns. They apply user centered design methodologies and principles to produce world-class digital experiences.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Translate broad, conceptual ideas, business and functional requirements, and wireframe concepts into design flows and elegant user interfaces.
  • Create low-fidelity sketches and diagrams to communicate ideas and elicit feedback from users and stakeholders, followed by revised higher-fidelity designs to validate screen flows of key tasks.
  • Provide expert-level design direction, manage design process activities, drive decisions and assist in resource planning.
  • Advocate on behalf of the end user throughout research, design and development, working alongside product and executive teams to provide creative direction to those who may be new to a user-centered product development approach.
  • Explain your ideas, designs and UX best practices in order to successfully influence, motivate and inspire stakeholders.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Education and/or experience in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Product Design, Human Factors or equivalent.
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design as a key member of a DX, UX or design team participating in complete product development lifecycle of successfully launched digital products or applications.
  • Strong knowledge of user experience design processes and methodologies to create prototypes, interactive mock-ups, design guidelines and specifications.
  • Exceptional visual design skills to create impactful and easy to use interfaces and flows.
  • Has participated in and has helped drive the overall strategy and flow of a product.
  • Experience design for mobile including iOS and Android apps, responsive design and custom applications.
  • Advanced proficiency with Sketch, Invision App, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Motion, AfterEffects.
  • Proficiency in wireframing tools, interactive prototypes, Zeplin and animations are a plus.
  • Strong interest in current digital trends and best practices (e.g. IoT, Emerging Tech, Embedded).
  • Success in presenting design concepts and direction with end-users, customers, product managers, and developers.
  • Familiarity with  artifacts such as personas, journey maps, story maps, user stories, etc.
  • Experience working within a fast-paced, iterative, Agile environment as an advocate and educator of interface design.
  • Strong digital portfolio with examples of product and application design (please provide links or examples with application).
  • Front-end development experience (CSS3, HTML5, and Javascript) a plus.
  • Familiarity with interaction design and microinteractions.

Pillar Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workplace.

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