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LEAD UI/UX DESIGNER

Function: Technology
Location: , Brooklyn, NY US
Date posted: 8/29/2017 3:05:44 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1022058
Description
Makr is a design product for next-generation makers. Available on iOS and Web, Makr
provides users with powerful tools to create branding and custom products such as logos,
printed cards and labels, and swag. The Makr team is a small and mighty group of design
and tech obsessed individuals based in a co-working space in Brooklyn.

Makr is currently seeking a Lead UI/UX Designer to join our team.

At Makr, you will have the opportunity to apply your extraordinary talent in directing a
team in creative problem solving and design execution. You are a confident and
passionate leader who is able to design and drive conceptual thinking, while managing
many projects simultaneously. In addition to being an exceptional designer, you are able
to mentor and lead other designers.

You will be directly responsible for creative product designs for all Makr business
functions, including our web and mobile products. Through your leadership, you will align
creative execution with business strategy, user experience and technology. Your ability to
execute compelling designs and understand business objectives, while maintaining an
eye on the brand presentation & customer experience across all digital touch-points will
be essential. Your ability to partner and maintain strong relationships with all team
members – including Product and Development will ensure collaborative and integrated
solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead user experience and user interface design for Makr digital products, which includes:• Creating and maintaining all user experience documentation (site maps, user flow documentation, wireframes, etc)
  • Creating customer-focused designs for both native, iOS apps and responsive/adaptive web engaging responsive/adaptive for all screen sizes
  • Leading grass roots usability studies or user testing
  • Designing and prototyping interfaces that are modern and fresh
  • Leading the team on new and evolving UI/UX practices, such as Material Design
  • Provide design support, and drive creative ideation and new ideas across the business
  • Partner with the Business and Technology team leaders
  • Stay abreast of evolving Industry, Device, and emerging Trends & Technologies
  • Develop leadership skills through mentoring and training other designers
  • Mentor other designers - manage their performance and career development
  • Own small, medium and large projects across the business

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Interaction Design or related disciplines strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years of Creative leadership in area of Digital, Mobile and/or UX/Product design.
  • 6+ years of experience in Creative Design in area of Digital, Mobile and/or UX/Product 
  • design.
  • Strong creative portfolio demonstrating examples applicable to digital Creative and 
  • Mobile product design
  • Ability to consistently create visual solutions from initial concept through final
  • completion.
  • Understanding of current UI standards for the web & mobile, including 
  • adaptive/responsive web design.
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, and UI Protoyping software (such as Principal for Mac)

Preferred Skills:

  • Highly proactive, collaborative and self-motivated.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to influence others.
  • Obsessively organized.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to influence others.
  • Understanding of front-end development tools & techniques – HTML5, API, Media Queries, CSS, and JavaScript is a huge plus.



Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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