Are you one of those UX Unicorns who knows not only where to put the submit button on a form, but what colour to make it as well? If so, we'd like to have a chat.
BiblioCommons is looking for a visual designer who has a solid foundation in graphic and web design, but understands and can contribute to the process of discovering what the design actually needs to be.
You call yourself an interactive designer, a web designer, an interaction designer or something along that spectrum, but at the heart of it you:
- Love visual design for digital products
- Know how to take a wireframe (possibly your own) and make it elegant and beautiful with, perhaps, a touch of whimsy
- Are comfortable exploring visual design for different audiences (kids, adults, teachers)
- Understand where fine detail transforms function into delight
- Take a user-centered approach to what you create without losing sight of business objectives -- It's all about balance
- Work iteratively and collaboratively
- Know when to dig in and defend your design, and when to try again
- Embrace fluidity in UX and visual design for digital -- It's about the content after all
- Understand the value of patterns, style guides, and reuse -- and when to break those for effect
- Understand what it takes to implement a visual design in a modern web application
- Have a portfolio that you can share during the interview process
- Are comfortable exploring Agile/Lean UX
- Are interested in online communities
We are open to discussing a dedicated freelance contract or permanent position for this role.
ABOUT UX AT BIBLIOCOMMONS
BiblioCommons is just beginning to establish a UX Design Practice. As such, we're looking for someone who is interested in helping us to create a set of processes and methodologies that are drawn from many industry sources but ultimately are custom tailored for a growing product company. It’s an opportunity to define a practice group and your role in it. You can play to your strengths but learn from the strengths of others.
With founders totally committed to investing in design excellence, this position will provide a great and unusual balance: the diversity of tasks you’d usually only find at an agency, coupled with the opportunity to systematically iterate and improve an application that millions use as part of their daily lives!
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