User Experience Designer: Kansas City

The Nerdery is looking for a highly motivated and passionate user experience designer to be responsible for crafting the architecture and user experience of our projects in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. The Nerdery’s UX 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. We strongly emphasize user-centered design methodologies, so an ability and desire to justify design decisions with supporting research is a must.

Please attach your resume to the online application in PDF format and upload or provide us with a link to an online portfolio of any interactive work you've done.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions for a multitude of platforms including Android, iPhone, Facebook, Twitter and other emerging technologies
  • Experience designing interfaces beyond simple brochure sites
  • Analyze and understand business and application requirements, prioritize and identify user tasks and goals
  • Develop a wide range of visual deliverables corresponding to your practice area: key insights documentation, affinity diagrams, user personas, research plans, prototypes, and visual design concepts are all examples of documentation we produce on a daily basis
  • Work effectively within technical, creative, and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt to a wide range of project types and timeframes
  • Quickly and efficiently identify and prioritize requirements across multiple projects
  • Think critically and creatively while maintaining close attention to detail
  • Possess a high aptitude for learning
  • Possess a natural inclination towards user experience and general usability, ensuring quality accordingly
  • Communicate clearly and concisely through both written and verbal means
  • Proficiency with a variety of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Visio or equivalent

Educational Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in relevant field or 3+ years experience as a front end developer, information architect, interaction designer or related role

Bonus

  • Experience with Flash, XHTML/CSS and/or JavaScript
  • Experience working with developers
  • Experience leading creative teams
  • Experience with research techniques such as: usability testing, site analytics interpretation and contextual inquiry
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

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