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Publication or Company XO Group Inc. (formerly The Knot Inc.)
Job Title Senior Designer
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Magazine Publishing, Marketing, Sales/Advertising Sales
Salary Leave Blank
Benefits Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Austin, TX
Job Requirements XO Group Inc. is looking for a superstar Senior Designer — our ideal candidate is an intuitive thinker who not only has an amazing sense of design and understands usability, but is also on top of cutting edge trends for web and mobile interfaces.


Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects and staying calm and collected under pressure must be part of your DNA. You thrive on being part of a collaborative team and will never say the words “It’s not my job”!


Teams at XO Group are very dedicated and excited about what they do – we work hard to maintain that atmosphere. The right candidate will be smart, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic with a problem solver, go-getter and above all a team player attitude!


The Senior Designer will:
• Collaborate closely with the Creative Director in the NY office and product team in Austin to deliver best in class product experiences for our users through rapid iterative releases
• Design in the look and feel of our established brand identities
• Create detailed design specifications for the tech team and prepare artwork for build, as well as maintain oversight of the build through a design review process
• Have an intuitive grasp of and design for a multi-device world as it relates to the consumer experience
• Show portfolio examples of how they have created an amazing and simple user experience layer over a complex underlying technological process
• Have the ability to design and implement usability testing programs to be used company-wide
• Have convictions around design methods, explorations, and tradeoff rationales, and be able to clearly articulate them to all stakeholders
• Evaluate competitive and innovative products and design approaches to identify best practices, emerging patterns, and encourage innovation

Requirements:
• 5+ years of design for websites and a deep understanding of how design affects the customer experience
• 2+ years of design for iOS and Android mobile applications preferred
• Sophisticated sense of typography and layout
• Excellent visual, verbal, written communication and presentation skills are a must
• Link to portfolio - candidates without a portfolio will not be considered.
About Our Company XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.xogroupinc.com), formerly The Knot Inc., is the premier media and technology company devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include WeddingChannel.com, The Nest, The Bump and Ijie.com. XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City.
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