UI Designer

Note: There are currently no openings for this position, but we are accepting resumes for future positions.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with agency team members, clients, and development to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to development
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and great UX to complex design problems
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, sitemaps, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Collaborate with Middle Seat team members and clients to develop an understanding of project problems and goals.
  • Effectively present and defend designs and deliverables to team members, clients, and other stakeholders
  • Work with analytics team to evaluate user behavior and provide design adjustments based on findings
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Provide occasional design support for Middle Seat’s creative team
  • Other responsibilities as requested


Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of graphic communication concepts
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite
  • Strong understanding of typographic and layout principles
  • Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Strong written communication abilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of benefits and creation of design systems
  • Deep understanding of principles and implications of responsive web design
  • Ability to effectively communicate visual design adjustments to developers based on “in development” projects


Strongly Preferred but not Required

  • Familiarity with prototyping applications (Sketch, Framer, Figma, etc.)
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Agency experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency in basic video editing
  • Proficiency of motion graphics design

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary starts between $60,000 and $80,000
  • Profit sharing plan: share in the growth and success of Middle Seat
  • $50 mobile phone subsidy monthly
  • Regular raises guaranteed by the current union contract
  • 100% coverage for health, dental and vision
    • Zero deductible health plan
    • One Medical health service: video call or chat with doctors, no wait-time appointments
    • Health Advocate: 24/7 assistance with navigating health benefits, finding providers through
  • 5% employer match on your 401k retirement account
  • 20 paid vacation days off, plus your birthday and May Day off
  • Unlimited sick leave
  • Commuter benefits for public transportation
  • Work from home one day per week (after your first six months)
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents

Our firm is values-driven. We are intentional with the decidedly left-of-center clients we work with — and we strive to make our work environment and benefits reflect that, including salary transparency, healthy work-life balance, and consistent employee feedback and communication. We’re happy to talk more about our company culture with prospective applicants.

We are committed to building a diverse and passionate team. We encourage creative-minded individuals with a strong technical aptitude to apply for this position. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

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