Junior User Experience Designer
Junior User Experience Designer – Madera Labs
We have a problem.
We are getting more and more cool clients – with cool work – and we need helping handling it all. To help us out, we’re looking for a user experience designer with a passion for designing innovative technology products and a passion for understanding the people who use those products.
What You’ll Be Doing
You’ll be part of every step of the design process (depending on the project, of course), including:
- User research and observation
- Persona development
- Content auditing for information architecture development
- Information architecture design
- Sketching and ideation of flow and interface for interactive products
- Wireframing and prototyping
- Documentation and deliverable creation
This is a full-time position, on site in our offices in downtown Tampa, FL.
What You Should Be Great At
We’re looking for someone with a delicate and slightly obsessive sensitivity to designing interactive products so that they deliver great experiences to the end user. We want someone who is able to carefully balance sexy design with real usability, and back up their design with research and thought. In short – we’re not looking for an artist, we’re looking for a designer.
As for tools, you’ll need to be familiar with Axure, the Adobe Suite and general prototyping concepts.
What the Ideal Person Looks Like
This position is not a graphic design position. While you may be talented at graphic design (and that’s certainly a plus), we’re looking for a user experience designer. Chances are, if you know the difference (and the challenge of explaining the difference) we’re talking about, you’re the right kind of person.
While we don’t expect you to have read every page of information about user experience design, we’re looking for someone who is steeped in the base of knowledge out there, and can talk UX shop with us. Whether or not you’re a fan of Nielsen or Spool, you should at least know who they are.
You should enjoy (even prefer) collaborative, team-based work environments.
Not only should you have the chops, but you should have passion. You should constantly be looking at ways to make interactive products deliver a better experience with an inescapable desire to innovate. You should be able to demonstrate experience of working to define the experience of an interactive product, and clearly articulate how an understanding of people has contributed to your past work.
Guess What? You’re Employee #1.
We’re not going to lie. You’re going to be the first full-time hire for Madera Labs. With that comes some exciting opportunities and different expectations. We’re not looking for someone who just wants to show up, design, and go home. We’re looking for someone who has a passion and honest interest in building a new design company. So, while you’ll be working on client work with us, you’ll also be working on our company with us. You have the chance to help shape what Madera Labs becomes.
In return, we’ll give you a fun, relaxing and exciting environment to flex your design muscle in and amazing growth opportunities. You’ll be challenged to innovate and given wide latitude to take risks in your design work.
Madera Labs is a small shop with big aspirations. We’re looking to become the world-class leader in interactive product design and innovation where technology meets humanity in an exceptional and exciting way. Want to join our crusade? Get in touch now.
Send résumés, examples of work and anything that clearly demonstrates your passion for and approach to design to:
401 S. Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602
Or, email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (also, any questions? Hit us up here)