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User Experience Designer
Oakland, CA

General Description:

The UX/UI Designer is responsible for understanding the needs of the user and business, translating them into wireframes, design, and digital product prototypes.

 Is this you? If so, you place people at the heart of your work. Your approach is based on insights gleaned via direct observation and key business factors. And you design for innovation by experimenting, testing and refining your products.

You are also an original thinker, an excellent design communicator and are able to effectively collaborate with clients at all levels.

 We expect you to work within a high-performing UX and UI design team, both in our Oakland office and across our several US offices. You’ll work closely with a team of strategists, researchers, writers, and developers. Up to 25% travel is required.

 

Responsibilities:

Solve problems through design. You utilize design thinking, user research and business strategy to identify unmet needs or untapped opportunities—and convert them into strategic visions for clients and internal teams.

Communicate scenarios, end-to-end experiences, interaction models, and screen designs to developers, business analysts, and other team members working on the product.

Create user journey maps to articulate the interactions that a user has, across communication channels.

Translate concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.

Support product vision by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products.

Design and deliver experiences optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.

Make strategic design decisions related to existing and new functionality.

Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate designs.

Define interaction models, user task flows, and UI (user interface) specifications.

Incorporate a visual or brand identity into the finished product.

 

Essential Requirements:

You’ll have a minimum of two-three years of relevant industry work. Your portfolio must demonstrate excellence in:

Designing and shipping successful digital products and services

Understanding of modern user research strategies and techniques

Strong design strategy acumen and problem-solving ability amidst complex challenges

Acumen in user experience and interaction design

Successfully collaborating with the client and internal distributed teams to ensure designs meet business and user needs and can be built and maintained

Communicating design strategies and choices

Be willing to help teammates, share knowledge with them, and learn from them

Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.

Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

 

Desired Skills:

We also expect you to understand the basic principles of::

User research

Concept development

Product strategy

Interaction design

Interface design

Information design

Rapid prototyping

Expertise designing for a variety of digital interfaces

Software: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite.

 

Key Qualities:

Flexible/adaptable working style

Comfortable with collaboration

Passionate about delivering high-quality work

Positive attitude.

 

CI&T is an Equal Opportunity Employer