Senior Web/Visual Designer
RiseSmart - San Jose, CA

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RiseSmart is a dynamic fast paced Silicon Valley venture backed HR Technology Company looking for a Senior Web/Visual Designer. RiseSmart provides Next-Gen Career Management solutions. The company leverages a semantic job search technology platform, proven methodologies, and one-on-one support to help employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy.

RiseSmart has won several awards, the recent ones being the Golden Bridge Awards and the Stevie Awards for the Most Innovative Company, The Red Herring Top 100 Companies in North America and the Global 100 Award, and the Bay Area Best Places to work for 2011 and 2012 and was awarded “Cool Vendor for Human Capital Management for 2012” by Gartner.

We are looking for an experienced visual designer to help shape the UI and UX of RiseSmart products. The Sr. Web designer will be involved in designing product UI, website pages, mobile applications, and online marketing materials for RiseSmart.

The role is responsible for the visual design of enterprise consumer-centric web applications, web pages and landing pages; and mobile web and apps. The Sr. Web designer will be part of a top-notch Silicon Valley product team aiming at reinventing how outplacement, recruiting and career management works in enterprises. He or She will be turning wireframes/prototypes into visually stunning and functionally efficient web designs that improve user engagement and reinforces our disruptive brand. Work closely with product management and engineering throughout all stages of the product cycle.

The ideal candidate has:
  • Expert understanding of user-centered design principles and has
  • Top notch illustration and visual design skills
  • Proven ability to balance creative design with commercial success and usability
  • Incessant passion for commercial web and mobile design
  • Uncompromising desired to understand users and include their needs in the design process
  • An awesome portfolio that shows how kick-ass you are
  • Turn wireframes into clean web interfaces that aim at wowing our customers and achieving business goals; develop the user interface so information is easy to read, understand and act on
  • Design the look-and-feel of web pages, mobile apps, icons, banners and other creative assets using Adobe software suite
  • In collaboration with Risesmart’s UX and product managers, constantly update, tweak and improve our visual designs to achieve and exceed business goals
  • Work on visual design throughout the entire product lifecycle – from ideation through release
  • Translate usability and field research findings into design improvements
  • Collaborate with web product management and UX/UI team to brainstorm, sketch and design and other RiseSmart websites and mobile apps
  • Develop and iterate on design concepts based on feedback from product management, marketing and UX/UI teams
  • Collaborate with engineers to deliver polished final product, and to ensure execution of designs into working web pages and mobile apps
  • Brainstorm and mock-up design ideas
  • Present ideas and adjust designs based on feedback
  • Strong creative design background, including extensive familiarity with the latest web design best practices
  • 3+ years professional experience in consumer-focused website design
  • 2+ years professional experience in enterprise SaaS / cloud based product design
  • Experience with mobile app and tablet design
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Graphic Design, Digital Media Design or related field
  • Ability to shape conceptual ideas into finished products, specifically to develop wireframes and sketches into polished designs
  • Expert Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills
  • Ability to produce prototypes of design concepts for use in focus testing and demonstration
  • Experience working to meet team-based project outcomes
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate with a global team across multiple time zones
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Mobile/tablet design experience is a plus
  • Some familiarity with the HR technology industry a plus
Please provide portfolio featuring real world examples of design work for web and mobile apps.

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Headquartered in Silicon Valley, RiseSmart Inc. was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping displaced employees find new jobs, fast....