User Interface (UI) Designer
Liftopia - San Francisco, CA

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Our products are nothing without easy-to-use and straight-forward interfaces that get out of people's way and help users achieve their goals (in this case, getting out to the slopes!). We're looking to expand our product/design team by adding a person who believes usability is an important component to badass online experiences.
This role requires a mix of user interface and visual design skills. You will be working on multiple web and mobile products- a mix of enterprise, mobile and consumer/e-commerce applications. This is not a position meant for specialist visual designers or pure information architects. If you believe usability & delight goes beyond (but still works closely with) visual aesthetics, this may very well be the perfect role for you. An online portfolio is required to apply. REQUIREMENTS
Strong design background with expert knowledge of page hierarchy, typography, color theory, and branding
­Demonstrated experience developing and designing: wireframes, mockups, site maps, storyboards, task flows, design specifications, landing pages, and/or banner ads
Open to learning new ways of doing and thinking through problems; comfortable with testing to validate theories and ideas
Work within, manage and extend design styleguides
Full understanding of modern web standards and the design implications of CSS-based layout are also required. Must know how HTML/CSS/JS make your designs possible.
Expert in web design tools (ie: Fireworks, Photoshop, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Axure, etc.)
Familiarity with usability testing
Ability to drive design concepts and present early stage sketches & wireframes
Comfortable in a fast-paced, rapidly-growing environment
Possess a self-motivated, driven work ethic
3 years minimum experience designing interfaces that incorporate & extend a brand PLUSES
Prototyping code abilities (HTML, CSS, light JS)
Enterprise user interface design experience
Mobile and/or responsive design experience IS LIFTOPIA A GOOD FIT FOR YOU? Beyond the facto startup/tech industry benefits (like unlimited vacation, health insurance, bonus pool, flexible schedule, stock options, and so on), Liftopia would be a great fit if you identify with any (or all!) of the following:
You want to work with equally motivated and smart people to create Awesome Stuff.
Continued learning via workshops, conferences, classes, etc is important to you. We want to support you in your desire & effort to grow and remain relevant.
Company culture - like grabbing beers after work or kayaking with teammates on Liftopia Days - appeals and is important to you.
You enjoy snow and even skiing/snowboarding/snowshoeing/kite-skiing/snow-camping/cat-skiing/alpine-touring/heli-skiing/snowmobiling/crosscountry-skiing/sledding/tubing/luging OR you're curious to learn (many of us are first-time skiers/snowboarders!).
Work is about much more than a paycheck. So much time is spent working; it should be enjoyable, you should be continuing to grow, and you should be able to find satisfaction in what you produce. ABOUT LIFTOPIA At Liftopia we're building tools that will ignite a movement in the ski industry, bringing innovative changes that benefit both resorts and those who love snow. Our site allows people to book lift tickets months in advance at the best prices for their favorite and new resorts. It helps resorts grow revenue through advance purchase tickets and reach a new demographics. Liftopia is a rapidly-growing, venture-backed company that is already the largest seller of lift tickets online. Our team is the driving force behind our success. We are united by our passion for changing the industry for good and ensuring the success of our product. You belong here if this is something that raises your eyebrows (in a good way).You will join and enhance our already motivated and energetic team. You will be asked to accomplish things you've never done before. You will be able to reap the benefits of seeing tangible results of your effort. You will make a difference.

About this company
Liftopia launched in October of 2006 with a Web site that helps skiers and riders find and buy lift tickets online, for less. Liftopia helps...