Salary range: Competitive salary based on experience
Benefits: Unlimited Vacation, health, dental and vision, 401K Match
Reports to: Director of Engineering
About us: Iron Light is a change agency with advocacy at its core. We team up with public, private and nonprofit organizations to create a world without limitations on human potential. The secret to our success is content rooted in neuroscience, design rooted in empathy, and advertising rooted in sociology. Our core offerings fall into these main categories: research & strategy, branding, digital marketing, storytelling, content creation through impact.
Seeking a UX Web Designer knowledgeable in desktop and mobile website design, with a firm grasp on usability and accessibility to design/theme/brand wireframe templates, work with our team to create and grow theme libraries, and guide content administrators with polishing their content.
- Leading the ideation and discovery process for digital products using sketches, workshops, user journey maps, and/or wireframes.
- Review / verify websites created from design templates
- Familiarity with website accessibility standards and guidelines
- Maps out user flows and information architecture, developing easily digestible solutions.
- Support content administrators with finding, creating, and tuning stock photos, and other imagery for websites; provide guidance to making things look nice
- Work with Product/Development to template new features and create new themes
- Assist Non-Web Creative team during down periods
- Communicates large and complicated concepts to UX and other teammates easily.
- Works well with other team disciplines and is able to encourage teams to adopt UX design solutions, but also can adapt designs to time and feasibility constraints.
- Creates new content organization schemes and structures and implements them effectively.
- Creates large scale system workflows.
- Facilitates usability sessions independently.
- Conducts UX research interviews, prototype reviews, and surveys with assistance.
- Applies the basics of visual design principles in their design work such as visual hierarchy, proximity, similarity, font selection and color theory.
- Strong commitment to learning.
- An ability to communicate effectively with people that have varying levels of experience with IT or web application development.
- Enjoys independently exploring new topics, problems, prospects and opportunities that present themselves as relevant.
- Demonstrates an understanding of visual, layout and content accessibility guidelines in their design work.
- Has completed at least one significant design which has been successfully released to users.
Skills & Experience:
- 5+ years experience in UX Web Design work for a company
- Competent in CSS and/or SCSS
- Experience with managing content within WordPress
- Ability to use analytics packages to analyze user behavior to improve designs to increase user engagement
Some Characteristics That Define You
As a UX Web Designer for Iron Light, you will wear many different hats in order to properly manage our brand image and our growth goals as an organization. Everyone at Iron Light is expected to exhibit and uphold our set of values both internally with the teams we collaborate and externally with our partners and clients.
Culture exists in every organization – the question is whether it is purposeful or not. Iron Light’s culture is built on adherence to our values. If you do not abide by these values, you will not succeed here. They are a part of each employee’s review process and we take them very seriously.
It is our responsibility to be on the cutting edge of our craft in order to make better strategic decisions – and that requires curiosity about the world. We are also curious about ourselves and our work: including our strengths, weaknesses and actual performance.
We work with a lot of funny people. But humor is about more than jokes. Being in good humor is about being pleasant and seeking to provide joy to others. The antithesis of this is being an asshole. No situation is made better by being in bad humor. It’s only made worse.
We always tell the truth. Personal pride is our No. 1 motivator – more so than recognition, remuneration, titles or other rewards. All of those are good, but they should not be the most important motivator. We deal with conflicts directly (with the responsible party) with respect and transparency.
We are typically the underdog in our work. Our clients require tenacity and fearlessness to challenge the status quo – they don’t have a chance of succeeding without this audacity. We embrace that. We give our clients the confidence they need to take on the most daunting challenges.
We keep our organization focused on helping people grow and develop to their maximum ability, even if that means they may leave us for new opportunities. We are stewards of our clients’ funding, and as such we work each day to provide value for their confidence in us.
We are a team, first and foremost. While everyone has his or her role, each role has equal value and must be treated with respect. We focus personnel decisions on putting people in roles where they can excel.