Birchbox is seeking a passionate, creative, and thoughtful ux designer to join our creative team. We are changing the way people discover products they love and we want someone who can ’t wait to play a huge role in defining and designing these new experiences. The ideal candidate is fluent in current UX best practices and knows how to push the boundaries and create fresh designs. You notice every tiny detail without losing the big picture and are constantly critiquing and analyzing every web experience.
You are skilled with breaking apart problems into manageable parts and tackling each component with fervor and confidence. You are well-versed in our industry and product and know exactly how you ’d like to make it better. The ideal candidate understands that user experience is not limited to the computer but expands to any system dealing with interactions. You have a portfolio that goes beyond designing pages and features and have incorporated the design of journeys, flows and patterns.
Understanding that while the user interface plays a big part in the user experience, UI is only a piece of the experience. We work as a tight cross-disciplinary team so you need to feel comfortable working closely with Engineering, Marketing, and all Product team members. Responsibilities: - Design feature experiences for all Birchbox consumer-facing products on the web and mobile. - Create the right documentation for the task at hand, ranging from a sketch on a piece of paper or a whiteboard brainstorming session to a full visual design mock - Manage the process between tech and creative for feature releases - Design for ecommerce and subscription experiences from start to finish including sign-up flows, browseable shop pages, and immersive content environments - Be able to juggle high level redesigns and low level daily needs and easily pivot between the two - Help establish and reinforce consistent design patterns across platforms - Work closely with creative director and product " tech team to define the best way to approach a problem Qualifications: - 3+ years designing across multiple platforms - A portfolio that demonstrates user-centered design and includes self-started personal projects for which you had total creative control.
Something where you were able to realize your vision, whether it ’s an app, website or blog - Hands-on experience in information architecture, use case development, storyboarding, mock-ups, interactive prototypes. - A genuine understanding of the ecommerce space - Ability to understand and design for a variety of different kinds of users - Familiarity with progressive enhancement, responsive layouts, building proper grid systems - Experience building for mobile: understanding platform limitations, optimizing for webkit mobile, performance tuning - Functional understanding of the technology that makes what we do possible - Experience in user research and documenting behavior - Passion and ideas about the future of Birchbox ** bonus points if you have experience working agile ** bonus points if you°ve conducted your own user interviews Why Birchbox You can dive into our crazy supply of beauty products – test them sometimes before they even hit the shelves (there ’s plenty for men too!) Good snacks. We ’re all about having fun. We are an energetic, innovative team that laughs a lot.
It ’s a chance to be at the start of something huge. We ’ve only made a small dent in what we plan to do and continue to grow quickly. We are pursuing big dreams and we ’ll give you the chance to explore yours too.
Birchbox - 18 months ago