UI/UX Designer/Developer (Contract/Permanent)

  • Auckland

We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to turn our software into easy-to-use products for our clients.

UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you.
Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

Responsibilities

• Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with dev team and internal and external clients
• Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
• Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
• Build page navigation buttons and search fields
• Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
• Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
• Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
• Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
• Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
• Lead UX stream of work on all projects coming through the business including client and our own websites.
• Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
• Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
• Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimised for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
• Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
• Participate in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including product ideation and definition, UI design, development and user research and testing.
• Conceptualize and articulate robust, user-centred and delightful interactions using research data, design principles or other objective information.
• Assist in ensuring design standards are maintained and developed across all interactive (digital) projects.
• Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders including project managers and backend developers.

Qualifications Knowledge and Experience:

· Expertise in standard UI/UX software such as Sketch, InVision, UXPin, Adobe Suites or similar is a must.
· Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
· Ability to clearly and efficiently communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
· Clear understanding the importance of user-centred design and design thinking.
· Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3.
· Understanding of CSS pre-processing, such as LESS and SASS.
· Proficient understanding of JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery.
· Knowledge of Task runner and bundler, e.g. Gulp, Webpack.
· Proficient understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them.
· Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
· Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
· Portfolio of design projects
· Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
· Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
· Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
· Great ‘can do’ attitude and problem solver
· Good time-management skills
· BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field (preferred but not essential)

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