User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI) Web Designer

Jaguar Design Studio is looking for a web designer to take our user-centric design chops to the next level.

We are looking for candidates with experience in the disciplines of user interface design, user experience, and information architecture.

This position is full-time and in-office. Candidates will need to be within commuting distance to the company office in Aptos, CA (near Santa Cruz).

Responsibilities:

  • Creating wireframes/mockups and sitemaps of websites and web-based tools
  • Developing rapid prototypes of sites and tools for client review, and working closely with clients to map out requirements and quickly reflect those requirements in mockups and prototypes
  • Keeping up with the latest in usability and UX knowledge and research
  • Collaborating with development team on the implementation of designs, and an understanding of working within certain development constraints

Strong candidates will possess many of the following:

  • A portfolio of work, including completed designs, mockups, and other relevant materials
  • A demonstrable interest in and aptitude for designing interactive web experiences
  • A degree in a design or software related field (examples: Human Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Computer Science)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, and possibly other field relevant tools like Balsamiq
  • A bookcase or e-reader full of books and studies on human-computer interaction, information architecture, usability, and user experience
  • A sharp, relentless eye for detail
  • Some front-end development skills (HTML, CSS, etc.) for developing static and interactive prototypes
  • Additional web development technical skills (JavaScript, jQuery, Git, Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SEO and its impact on site architecture

Application Challenge: Design an All-Star Voting Page

Please complete the following UX challenge:

Design the user interface for a web application for fan voting for a sports league’s All-Star game. The challenge is solely focused on the design of a user interface that promotes a good user experience, no graphic design.

Requirements:

  • Voters should be able to easily create a vote ballot, separated by player position
  • Voters should be able to view a player’s statistics
  • Voters should be able to compare statistics between two players
  • Voters should be able to easily browse to the “best” players, but should still have the ability to vote for any player in the league
  • Voters should be able to preview their ballot before submitting
  • Voters should be able to see the current poll results

Deliverables: A set of wireframes in an easily viewable format (PDF, PNG, etc).

To apply:

Send an email to [email protected] with subject line: UX Designer. Include the following in the email:

  • The deliverables for the application challenge
  • Resume / CV
  • Links or attachments to design portfolio and/or work samples