User Experience Designer
TechSmith Corporation - Okemos, MI

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The Position:
Do you want to design amazing products? Can you work with a team to come up with creative and elegant interactions while making stunning graphics? Can you analyze feedback and dig down to what users really need?

Our designers work hard to create experiences that fit the needs of our users. They strive to create innovative solutions that aren’t restricted by technical limitations. They have a strong focus on continuous learning and growth as designers, while also challenging the present state of affairs in order to do what is right for our customers and TechSmith.

Responsibilities:
Develops elegant and creative interactions that drive users toward success and delight

Develops graphics that meet or exceed aesthetic standards

Remains objective, honest, and proactive in giving and receiving feedback

Challenges his or her assumptions and speaks up to share new or differing perspectives with their teams

Encourages and empowers the team to own the design; spreads User Experience knowledge; and harvests great ideas

Strives to understand the user and competitive landscapes

Makes sure the team understands who they are designing for and why

Advocates and acts as a liaison for user focused research

Required Skills and Background:
Undergraduate degree in a design focus or equivalent work experience

Provide a portfolio that showcases your interaction and visual design skills

Working knowledge of user-centered design practices and techniques

Demonstrated ability to create elegant interactions, graphics and icons that are pleasing and appropriate, and visual designs that communicate function

Ability to have effective conversations with stakeholders, accounting for technical limitations and the users’ best interest

Understanding of Windows, Mac, mobile, and web UI best practices

Self-motivated, collaborative, and team focused

You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without an employer-sponsored petition for a visa, such as an H-1B visa. TechSmith does not intend to file any visa applications in connection with this opening.

Preferred Skills and Background:
3+ years experience in user experience or interaction design

Experience in designing and developing interactive prototypes

Experience designing for mobile and web-services

Experience in a commercial software development environment

Fluency in a foreign language

Compensation and Perks:
Compensation is competitive, and is based on skills and experience. As a full-time employee you will receive the standard TechSmith benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) program, etc. We offer a fun and casual environment where you can wear jeans every day, drink free pop, and enjoy company sponsored events. Please submit salary requirements along with your resume and cover letter.

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TechSmith Corporation was founded in 1987 and is located in Okemos, Michigan. TechSmith provides practical business software tools to...