UX Visual Designer
Interaction | San Francisco, CA, United States
If people were shapes, you’d be a perfect sphere because you’re as well-rounded as they come! You think creatively, yet conceptually, you appreciate art and interaction, and you have an easy-going personality that thrives in a busy environment…which is why you’re perfect for the role of Visual Designer within the User Experience team here at ModCloth!
We’re on the lookout for an experienced visual designer to help us create an elegant, interactive experience. This highly coveted role comes complete with fantastic coworkers, great benefits, and scads of interesting work, so check out the deets below and apply!
What You’ll Be Doing:
You’ll bring beauty to our customer experience by establishing the look and feel of our user interface, all the while working peas-in-a-pod-style with our user experience designers. By translating wireframes into pixel-perfect mock ups, the engaging, aesthetically amazing designs you create will be pivotal in defining the visual language of our user interface. You’re ready, willing, and able to work with the current design of our site today as well as create a vision of where it will lead in future iterations. Lastly, you’ll weave the voice and vision of the ModCloth brand throughout every aspect of the interactive experience, down to the last mouse click.
Responsibilities:-Create a look and feel that visually communicates the interaction and functionality of site features and gives voice to our brand -Partner with our user experience designers to help create complex systems and metamorphose them into beautiful, digital user experiences -Translate wireframes into pixel-perfect mock-ups -Curate the visual design and direction for each project, and in doing so, help others create great work -Collaborate with project stakeholders to translate their feedback into smart iterations of your design(s) -Delight our customers by harnessing the brand to craft interfaces that they’ll love to look at and use -Partner with the Creative and Marketing Teams to ensure that branding and vision for UI and marketing collateral match up like pieces of a puzzle -Own the visual component of the UX team’s style guide and be the lighthouse for consistency across the site
Requirements:-An online portfolio demonstrating your proven and brilliant design skills -3-5 years experience designing the visual components of interactive interfaces -Genius at translating sketches and wireframes into pixel-perfect, polished comps -Been there, done that, and excited to do more when it comes to working with user experience designers, engineering teams, and product managers -Expert understanding of web, interactive, and mobile design -Ability to knock our socks off with your skills in online visual design, mobile design, typography, icons, and grid layouts -BFFs with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks -Whiz-level understanding of web technologies including HTML, CSS, AJAX, and designing for web browsers, from IE6+ to Chrome -No stranger to designing for mobile -Impressive understanding of design constraints, screen resolutions, scaling assets, and how these principles extend throughout the digital realm -Ability to cut design assets optimized for both appearance and performance -Thirst for learning, experimenting, and sharing your knowledge -Frighteningly organized, particularly in your Photoshop files, layers, and sub-layers…you have no ‘Layer 1’ and nothing is ever called ‘home page – final.’ -Happiest when working in an iterative, collaborative environment -Awe-inspiring ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional teams -Excited by the challenge of designing within constraints (existing style guidelines, seasonal campaigns, or technology and performance requirements)
Nice to Haves:-Ecommerce experience and/or experience with large brands -Knowledge of fashion brands and marketing trends -After Effects/motion graphics production -Familiarity with the agile development methodology and user-centered design process
The Benefits You’ll Get:
As part of the ModCloth community, you’ll be entitled to a great list of benefits including (but not limited to!) medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, emergency travel assistance, flex time, and continuing education stipends. Oh, and let’s not forget the snack wall and the staggering employee discount!
Ten bucks says you already know everything about ModCloth, but in case you don’t, here’s some info! Let’s start with the obvious: we’re an online fashion and decor boutique that focuses on new and true vintage items and limited-run indie designs. If you do a little research, you’ll discover we’re social media mavens, trailblazing on our blog and every platform out there. Really do your homework, and you’ll find out we’re on a mission to democratize the world of fashion through innovative programs like Be the Buyer. But what you likely won’t see from the outside is how great it is to work here. We maintain a fun-loving and focused work environment full of creative, kind, and collaborative individuals who delight in everything from our weekly mini staff photo shoots and monthly potluck lunches, to the changes we’re making in the social commerce domain and the future we’re filling with success!
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