15 day(s) ago

Mid-level Web Designer

Negotiable Salary


Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time

The Vaan Group

New York
We believe awesome technology powers the best brands.
👋 We're Vaan Group - an e-commerce engineering firm. We believe awesome technology powers the best brands.

So we build it. Our technology becomes the foundation upon which businesses scale their operations, escalate their marketing efforts and grow their sales. Most of the time we're building commerce engines. Other times we're architecting software. It's always all digital.

Responsibilities

Kick-off a new e-commerce website design & development project by leading a design requirements and discovery meeting with a client
Work independently or collaboratively with team members to produce UX deliverables like: a website audit report; information architecture diagrams; wireframes; high-fidelity mockups; interactive prototypes, and design systems
Produce heuristic and competitive analysis reports for a web project
Create presentations and documents for clients that provide an overview of art/creative direction for a website redesign
Play a key role in a design review & feedback gathering session with a client and our project management team
Work collaboratively with engineers from our team to communicate design specifications and requirements for a web project
Support a client’s web project launch through things like: performing creative quality assurance and logging feedback tickets using our project/product management software, and coordinating with our project management team to ensure all product requirements have been checked off before going live

Requirements

Understands the demands and expectations of a remote working culture - this one’s especially important to us!
Is comfortable working collaboratively with product management, project management, engineering, visual/product design, and other stakeholders, in a remote setting
Is highly motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of thriving in a fast-paced role with limited supervision
Has excellent organizational, presentation, problem-solving through design and interpersonal skills
Has experience leading and supporting multiple design projects at the same time
Has experience leading and supporting e-commerce design projects from concept to launch
Is comfortable using both quantitative and qualitative data to guide design decisions
Has experience working with e-commerce, content, and other similar management systems, e.g. Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, etc.
Is highly proficient using existing design tools, e.g. Sketch, Figma, Framer, etc. and not afraid to learn new technologies
Has experience creating high-fidelity interactive prototypes for internal and client stakeholder review
Is a team player and always willing to knowledge-share and contribute to the growth of the team

4+ years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, web designer, or similar role
3+ years of experience designing for mobile, web and web-based devices
Excellent UX, UI, and interaction design skills
Fluency in best practices for web-based product design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
**Bonus - proficiency in front-end programming languages: HTML, CSS, Java

Other information

This position is currently for independent contractors with opportunity for FT employment
Freelance rate commensurate with experience
Initial freelance contract will be for 3-4 months
FT employee benefits to be discussed pending FT offer
Although we are accepting applications from candidates located anywhere in the world, this position will require that the candidate is able to accommodate some remote internal team and client-facing meetings in North American time zones.

Please include a link to your portfolio or other samples of work with your application

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