Senior User Experience Designer at TYNKER

Tynker k

Chicago, IL

Jun 27
Job Description

Tynker is looking for a strategic thinker who will turn ideas into amazing product workflows that engage our primary customers – kids! You will be responsible for delivering all aspects of design, from defining customer needs to delivering prototypes and UI specifications.

Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform and helps millions of students learn coding. Our self-paced courses and creativity tools guide them from block coding to JavaScript, Swift and and Python. Tynker's mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM, programming and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world.

Primary Tasks:
- Design user interaction models, user flows and user interfaces
- Define experiences across mediums – web, touch tablets, and phone
- Collaborate with the executive team on strategy, roadmap and direction
- Incorporate feedback from customers, developers and design team members

Required Skills/Experience:
- 5+ years experience designing user interfaces for web-based applications
- Bachelor's or higher degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or Graphic Design
- Ability to deliver simple, balanced designs
- Lo-fi and hi-fi prototyping skills
- Expertise in user-centered design methods and best practices
- Expertise using workflow and wireframe tools such as Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or Visio
- Expertise generating interactive prototypes
- A diverse web-based portfolio that showcases your work

Bonus Points for the Following:
- Experience working with children’s products and services is a plus
- Technical background with intimate knowledge of Web standards - HTML, CSS, Javascript is a plus
- Experience with game and level design a plus
- Deep familiarity with iOS, Android, and/or Windows 8 design standards

Application Details

All candidates must send a portfolio or work samples along with their inquiries, these should include examples of amazing visually rich interfaces.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Tynker's award-winning creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive, and imaginative way. The platform is used by one in three U.S. schools and over 60 million kids, spanning over 150 countries. Tynker was founded by a seasoned team of technology entrepreneurs who share a passion for giving children the critical life skills needed to become leaders in the technologies of tomorrow. Global partners include brands such as Apple, Microsoft, Mattel, PBS, Sylvan Learning, and more.