User Experience Designer
The Clymb - Portland, OR

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Job Summary:
A User Experience Designer at The Clymb balances strategic creative thinking, aesthetic consideration, information architecture, and technical expertise to create and inform innovative online interactive solutions. A UX Designer in the world of e-commerce understands that a consistent, unique and positive customer experience plays a pivotal role in conversion. The UX Designer interfaces between departments, helping harmonize efforts and interests to ensure the best possible customer experience in both project-specific and product-wide initiatives.

Responsibilities :
Effectively communicate ideas and collaborate with members of product management, creative, editorial, marketing, merchandising, engineering and customer service teams
Help define The Clymb’s visual language with an emphasis on consistency, brand presence and innovation
Design and implement UI elements throughout the Clymb properties

Work directly with the Director of Product to:
Help plan the product roadmap and provide input from a UX perspective
Identify weak points in the current product experience and define solutions

Work directly with the Design Director to:
Review and refine UI & UX initiatives from an aesthetic and brand-sensitive point of view
Plan and continue the development of a strong, consistent visual language with accompanying design pattern libraries and style guides
Work with Designers on the Brand Marketing and Graphic Production team to provide direction when UI/UX-related design or production tasks have been assigned to them
Work directly with [front-end] Developers on the Engineering team to:
Ensure quality and consistency of implementation according to concept
Conduct UX-related QA and final-pass ‘polish’ on features pending release
Present new ideas to management and key stakeholders
Keep ideas moving and visible by using a collaborative space
Present concepts in a formal and accessible manner
Be involved with the Engineering workflow to take on UX-related QA and polish efforts for code under development or pending release
Stay current in the wider world of design and technology
Keep up with new innovations / inspiration, sharing them when relevant
Attend job-related conventions and workshops

Skills:
Exercise an uncompromising attention to detail, especially with visual communication (color, layout, typography), interactive experiences, and development practices
Be able to inform effective design and user interaction patterns across the Clymb properties through consideration of analytics and aesthetics
Use design and presentation software (from Balsamiq Mockups to the Adobe Creative Suite) to create and convey concepts and solutions
Use Git version control software according to the Engineering team’s workflow
Become familiar with the structure of the product codebase and the Engineering team’s desired development style (i.e. use of SCSS vs CSS, Ruby Slim vs ERB)

Structure:
User Experience Designer currently reports to the Design Director
Growth path for this role would be to Senior / Lead UX designer, contingent on exemplary performance in execution and embodiment of roles and responsibilities outlined above
Other growth opportunities are TBD

About Us:
The Clymb is a private retail community - connecting premium outdoor brands with passionate, influential end-users. A dedication to innovation, customer service and brand stewardship have helped us become the fastest growing e-tailer in the outdoor industry. We work hard so we can play hard and we use the gear we sell. If you're as passionate about innovation as you are the outdoors, come join us at our Portland, OR headquarters. Good Things Come to Those Who Clymb™

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