UX/UI Design Summer Intern (Chicago)

UX/UI Design Summer Intern (Chicago)

We're looking for a highly self-motivated UX/UI intern to support the Outbrain Product Design team for the summer! This designer will work in close collaboration with the head of product design, and remotely with product designers and software developers based abroad, to help us design for our SaaS products. This internship will provide you with real-world design experience and mentorship that will prepare you for a career in high-tech product design.

Who you are:

  • You like process! It runs through your veins.
  • Strong organizational skills, both inside and outside the files, enabling you to maintain your workflow independently
  • Ability to switch design gears, if necessary, in a fast-paced agile design environment
  • Creative, Innovative thinker who is passionate about design and following the latest digital design trends
  • Excellent attention to detail, down to the last pixel
  • Clean UI design aesthetic, as demonstrated in your portfolio
  • Collaborative designer who can work both independently or as a member of a small team
  • Able to work out of the Chicago office in the Loop

  • Be instrumental in helping create a design language for our products, mainly for dashboard design, as a way to influence the quality of our products and efficiency in building them
  • Follow an iterative design process from low-fidelity ideation and sketches to high-fidelity pixel-perfect UI
  • Present and communicate progress to the team
  • Organize & maintain the master files for our pattern library
  • Research-guided problem solving that helps you deliver thoughtful design solutions in the form of sketches, wireframes, prototypes or user journeys
  • Conduct usability testing, analyze user feedback and iterate on the UX and UI based on findings

What you will learn:
  • Sharpen your skills as a designer using all the design tools offered to you (Sketch, Axure, InVision, Adobe CC)
  • Deeper understanding of UX, UI and the Product Development Cycle
  • New techniques, tools and workflows to improve your design process

Basic Requirements:
  • Senior, Recent graduate or Graduate student in relevant program (HCI, interactive design, UX, Visual Communications, Product Design) at a college, university or UX program
  • Proficient in Sketch, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • At least 1-yr experience with either information architecture, interaction design or visual design for desktop software interfaces
  • Online portfolio demonstrating [a developing] strong grasp of typography, color, illustration, imagery, and grid systems, positioned well for interface design.

Nice to have:
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Dashboard design experience
  • Experience building and maintaining an enterprise design system
  • Potential to continue working with the team after the summer

* Candidate must present a portfolio with CV/Resume *

Apply here: https://careers.outbrain.com/requisition.html?id=1161&hash=1884315574#apply
Please email your portfolio to krobertson@outbrain.comand let us know if you have any questions.

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