UI Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 24, 2014
Closes
Apr 23, 2014
Contact
Marketing & Communications
Phoenix House seeks a UI Designer to work directly with the Marketing & Communications and Information Technology teams to help us reach our digital goals. Phoenix House’s Communications & IT departments play a vital role in supporting the organization’s mission to lead men, women, and teens affected by addiction from disrupted to productive lives. This is a Manhattan-based, on-site role.

We seek a talented designer who takes pride in tasks both small and large, taking an iterative, agile approach to web design. The UI Designer will work closely with both business/marketing and developers to create effective, engaging, and technically feasible interface design solutions for our WordPress website. The UI Designer will also be responsible for developing digital creative assets: imagery, graphics, interactions, etc. on an ongoing basis and for use in A/B testing.

Duties include:

• Develop creative direction and visual designs that are easy to understand, serve user needs, and business goals
• Communicate with and work closely with business and marketing teams and developer to test and implement effective design solutions
• Develop day-to-day digital creative assets
• Create wireframes
• Contribute to balancing user and business needs against technical requirements
• Optimize the site and take a holistic approach to interaction design to maintain a consistent tone and message, while maintaining a strong adherence to usability best practices

This is a temporary full-time position with the potential of becoming a regular staff position.
JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

• BA/BS or MA/MS in Graphic Design or on-the-job equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE:

• WordPress
• Scaling visual solutions
• A/B testing

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

• Knowledge of usability best practices and design sensibility
• Solid digital visual design skills
• Strong Photoshop, InDesign, Visio, and Illustrator skills
• Wireframing skills
• Great interactive thinker
• Understanding of well-crafted user interfaces and workflow
• Deep knowledge of the digital space and ability to champion best-practice UI/UX design principles
• Ability to work quickly and deep-dive into details when needed
• Good understanding of the capabilities and limitations of front-end web development tools including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Ability to code is not necessary.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a small, close-knit team
• Excellent time management skills
• A solid portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design patterns for products and brands/organizations

TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to mkboughton@phoenixhouse.org with “WordPress/PHP Developer” in the subject line. We at Phoenix House appreciate your interest and consideration of roles in our organization.

Phoenix House is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equality of opportunity to all who are protected against discrimination by law, regulation or executive order, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.