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Experience Designer, Mobile

| Chicago

The Nerdery is looking for a highly motivated mobile focused user experience designer to be responsible for crafting the architecture and user experience of our projects. The Experience Design team covers a broad spectrum of practice areas including: discovery and analysis, user research, information architecture, interaction design and visual design. Our ideal candidate possesses a broad understanding encompassing multiple practice areas, or a deep and focused understanding of a single facet.

Technical skill required:  

  • 3+ years interaction design experience working on native mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Has worked on and shipped a native mobile app in the past year.
  • 2+ years of experience leading mobile design work as part of a product team. Is comfortable and confident interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Google’s Material Design and Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and knows when to conform or deviate from platform standards. Has familiarity with the latest versions of iOS and Android (iOS 12 and Android 9 Pie).
  • Excellent communication skills. Has the ability to communicate design decisions to stakeholders, developers, and other members of the team.
  • Has experience translating interactions from iOS to Android and vice versa. Is able to communicate the nuance of designing specifically for a given platform.
  • Strong cross-disciplinary collaborator who seeks feedback and input from all members of the team. Regularly seeks feedback from team members.
  • Has some familiarity with visual design for mobile apps and can communicate constraints or considerations for brand and visual treatments to team members and stakeholders.
  • Has a portfolio that demonstrates the above skills and their approach to solving problems for mobile products.
  • Has familiarity with animation for mobile apps.
  • Has experience working with shared component libraries.


Bonus Skills

  • Has worked on consumer facing apps for events, time management, or productivity.
  • Comfortable using and building component libraries.
  • Has designed apps that utilize location services, push notifications, and/or support multiple languages.
  • Has familiarity with accessibility tools and considerations for native mobile apps/devices and has implemented them in their work.
  • Has familiarity using analytic data to build product recommendations.
  • Has incorporated design into an agile workflow.
  • Working familiarity with Sketch and issue management tools like JIRA. Ultra bonus points for familiarity using Git for design version control.
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Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.



What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.



How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.



How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to be Nerds. On top of all the things listed above we have over 300 clubs including board games, Magic, beer and more. We have a softball team and a hockey team, themed conference rooms, and Lego building. We host multiple Meetups and two of our own events, Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface. We have weekly gatherings we call Bottlecap where we celebrate cool work at the end of the week and get updates. Plus, special events to encourage Nerd gatherings and bringing in your kids aka Kidzcap.

We feel we are one big family and encourage every Nerd to come as who their are and put their dent on Nerd culture.

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