UI Designer at Forager

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UI Designer

Forager is growing and building something incredibly complex. Due to this growth, we’ve created a new role, UI Designer, to run point on design needs in both our marketing and product organizations. Reporting to our Head of Product, the UI Designer will help execute on visual design needs for our software platform’s multiple UIs as well as support graphic design needs of the marketing team.

Your Impact

  • Develop and iterate on sketches, wireframes, diagrams, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs.
  • Work closely with the UX/UI Designer and the product managers to ensure UI designs meet product specifications.
  • In partnership with the UX/UI Designer, flesh out and improve Forager’s end-to-end user experience.
  • Collaborate with the Head of Marketing to support design needs for our website, sales collateral, and other marketing materials.
  • Attend and eventually run user and customer research sessions in pursuit of well-defined personas.
  • Help the product and marketing teams define and grow a shared personality and voice in our designs.
  • Help the product team develop and assemble a cohesive product style guide and UI component library.
  • Help grow our understanding of user journeys and user experience.

What You’ll Bring

  • Comfort with wireframing tools, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS and HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, and an ability to incorporate original drawing and illustration.
  • Open, clear, and honest communication. You thrive in an environment of constructive criticism and feedback.
  • Experience with usability testing.
  • The flexibility to iterate on designs quickly based on feedback.
  • Demonstrable design skills and grasp of principles including typography, composition, color theory, and data visualization.
  • Ability to self-manage in an environment of constant ambiguity and context switching.
  • Passionate advocacy for our users all day, every day.
  • A desire to make things simpler.

Who we are?

Forager is a logistics tech startup with one goal: simplify cross-border freight with a combination of purpose-built technology and decades of industry experience. We're building an automated and collaborative marketplace that connects cross-border shippers (customers) with their optimal carrier (trucking companies) based on region, price, and service rating.

In response to COVID-19 & Forager’s commitment to keeping our employees, their families and our community safe, we have made the decision to continue working remotely through the remainder of the 2020 year. This means all new hires will be onboarded and trained remotely. *Note: we are open to remote work and location for this job, beyond a return to work plan.

Forager is an equal employment opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected characteristics.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

2045 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

An Insider's view of Forager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's definitely lively! We have a great sense of camaraderie, so we're pretty casual overall. Whether we’re cracking jokes or putting our heads down and getting to work, we all share the collective goal of building something great.

Bobby

UX/UI Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

SaaS tools help a lot, but if I'm working with someone outside of Product, I always invite them out to lunch. Knowing someone on a more personal level helps you understand the context behind their ideas. You get more insight into their problems and that informs your solutions. I collaborate best over burgers!

Claude

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Empathy for sure. To be a successful software engineer, especially at a collaborative company like Forager, you have to view the world through a distinctly human lens. At the end of the day, we're not just writing code in a vacuum. We're writing code for other people.

Chris

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Forager's tech is built by and for logistics professionals, so obviously the team's ideas and experiences are key to its development. Their feedback actively shapes our platform. Once you know our team you can see their fingerprints on everything we do, because everything we do is a team effort.

Jessie

Chief Operations Officer

How does your team reward individual success?

Raises and promotions are common for top performers, but what really makes Forager unique is the atmosphere. Logistics and tech can both be so competitive, but at Forager it feels like we're all on the same team. People are excited to shout each other out and celebrate your victories with you. You don't have to fight for recognition.

Jason

Product Manager

What are Forager Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Forager offers a monthly well-being stipend for all employees.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Forager also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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