LOCATION: Must reside within two timezones of US/Central time
FULL/PART-TIME: Full-Time Position
SALARY: Competitive salary based on experience
42 Lines is seeking an experienced Web Designer to expand our Online Education platform. Join our highly successful and growing agile team to help build scalable feature-rich web applications customized to our clients' needs. Our current work is focused on the creation of learning management systems in the field of online education.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Experienced Web Designer - You have worked for at least 3 years in Web Design and have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field. A strong portfolio demonstrating relevant experience and deliverables is required with your submission.
Responsive Design - You are well versed in "mobile first" responsive design patterns. You have designed interfaces that scale seamlessly between mobile browser, native mobile app, and desktop browser.
User Centered - You have attention to detail and focus on simplicity. You always seek to make the user's experience as frictionless as possible.
Web Application Oriented - Your design experience is with interfaces for web applications that offer complex interactions in service of complex business logic. Your interfaces aren't just pretty but are used to accomplish complex tasks. We aren't looking for web designers who primarily work on advertising, branding, and social media campaigns - we are looking for interface designers who can read a specification, chat with a business analyst and nail the complex logic expressed in UI/UX.
Agile - You are able to work in an environment where, rather than expecting a Big Design Up Front, you are constantly collaborating with business analysts to refine our collective understanding of the clients' needs. We bite off small chunks of work, define them to the best of our ability, and constantly iterate with the client to refine our understanding of what they want. We are constantly refining our processes in order to achieve extremely ambitious delivery schedules,
Highly Analytical - You understand how a specification written in the plain language of the client/end-user should be broken down into well-designed user interface elements. You are able to analyze our existing designs in order to create designs for new features that fit well with the existing application.
Highly Creative - You bring fresh ideas that work within and push the constraints of our existing applications to maximize the quality of the user experience,
Organized and Detail Oriented - You can keep track of several threads at once, without losing the details. You notice edge cases, documented or otherwise, and proactively address them. You are self-managing.
Passionate About User Experience - You read UI, UX, and design blogs, articles, books, etc. to learn more about your craft. You want to improve your own skills and your team's design process. You try new approaches and tools when doing so will help the team improve its output.
These qualifications are desirable but not required.
Experience with Educational Technology - Our company focuses on developing custom applications with an educational technology focus (Learning Management Systems) for the K-12, higher education, and professional markets. If you have experience with designing interfaces relating to this field, please highlight them in your portfolio.
Work with business analysts at the earliest stages of requirements gathering to determine client and user needs and to identify design issues of new feature requests.
Develop solutions that will make complex business rules easy for users to follow.
Design mockups and prototypes that clearly communicate design ideas and solutions to present to the client.
Finalize interface designs to be used by Front-End Engineer and Software Engineers as guides to implementation.
Review implemented designs and communicate changes to team members.