Associate UX/UI Designer

| North Suburbs

You will be joining a small but growing UX team, based at the CraftJack headquarters in Evanston, IL. Our UX team works across both the CraftJack and ImproveNet brands to establish best practices in usability and user experience for our products. You’ll work most closely with our Lead UX Designer and Visual Designer, but also with our Product Team, Marketing Team and Developers to conceptualize, wireframe, design, prototype, QA, and iterate B2B & B2C design solutions for projects as assigned.

Successful candidates for this role will have:

  • Firm grasp of wireframing/visual design with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience with rapid prototyping for responsive web design and mobile applications
  • Proficiency in prototyping tools such as Sketch, Webflow, Axure (or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with information architecture and content strategy
  • Knowledge of usability testing, focus groups, A/B testing and surveys
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Create & edit wireframes and prototypes
  • Create & edit graphics
  • Design iteration
    • Whiteboard and sketch UI ideas
  • QA design work
  • Generate experimentation and research ideas
  • Create tests in VWO

Our UX Designers:

  • Formulate, establish, and annotate the navigation, functionality, organizational structure and page-to-page flows of our user experience for our company sites and through our affiliated sites and mobile applications
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, and developers to define the functionality and navigation solutions for our various products
  • Communicate designs through fully documented wireframes and prototypes and rapidly modify designs as information changes
  • Conceptualize and introduce innovative design experiments to test user experiences, increase productivity and improve business results
  • Work with internal constituents as a point of contact responsible for guiding UX projects from conception to implementation
  • Educate themselves about advances in user interface (both technical and experiential) and look for ways to appropriately integrate these advances into products
  • Express user experience best practices across the company, and mentor colleagues and staff on best-in-class usability concepts

What you need to be successful:

  • At least 2 years of experience in user interface design with familiarity in interaction design, information architecture, usability engineering, or all three; ecomm, agency or consulting background a bonus
  • Hands-on experience creating site maps, process flows and wireframes for high traffic consumer and business sites and mobile applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively in visual, written and interactive form: design documents, flow charts, prototypes, etc.
  • Desire to help solve business issues faced by other people in their everyday lives, thinking beyond design
  • Ability to articulate strategic issues while balancing these with user needs and technological constraints
  • Experience working in small collaborative teams, including working constructively with development teams

Requirements:

  • Portfolio of work
  • Successful solution to a given design problem

CraftJack is an honest, friendly, and fun environment. This permeates nearly every interaction that we have with each other, our customers, and our products. We’re searching for someone who will fit well within our existing team of passionate, dedicated, hard-working (and fun-loving!) people. Enjoy flexible work-life balance, free snacks, tea and coffee. Easy access to the Metra and “L” train and close proximity to libations at Sketchbook Brewery and Few Distillery.

If you’re excited about joining a collaborative, high-impact team, send us your resume to start the conversation. If you have questions prior to applying, please join us for one of our weekly chats with the Recruiting team – this is not an interview, but a chance for you to learn more about our business. Visit http://www.abouthomeadvisor.com/talk-to-us to register.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • HotjarAnalytics
    • VWOAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • Aha!Management
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail

Location

825 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60202

What are CraftJack Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Local employee perk discount program. Flexible vacation and sick leave. Great health insurance options to choose from.

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