UX/UI Contractor
Docstoc - Santa Monica, CA

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Company Description:
Founded in 2007 and venture-backed, Docstoc is the premier online resource for small businesses and professionals to easily find, download and print documents, articles, and videos. Offering a robust suite of resources in over 35 business and professional categories, Docstoc is a hub of high-valued content geared toward helping small businesses thrive. Docstoc is a top 500 web destination that boasts over 35 million pieces of professional content and over 25 million unique visitors a month. We are located in downtown Santa Monica. Great benefits, competitive salary and a place where people love coming to work and collaborating with others.

Job Description:
Docstoc.com, the premier online resource for small businesses, is seeking a talented UX/UI Contractor to join our growing team.

The UX/UI Contractor will add to our team, working primarily with the product group but also overseeing work for content, marketing and business development across all Docstoc properties. Drawing upon an expert-level design and web UX architect background, the UX/UI Contractor responsibilities include everything from user interface and user workflow schemas to brand identity and development to the general supervision and management of all creative executions related to site redesigns, collateral and newsletters.

This is a hybrid position: the ideal candidate is equally at home designing both the aesthetic and architectural sides of user interfaces and they must have a portfolio demonstrating a strong aptitude for executing complex yet appealing user interfaces for the Web.

Reporting to the Director of Product, the ideal candidate must be an extremely self-motivated individual who has worked on complex, large-scale sites and who is an ardent evangelizer of progressive design and UX processes and trends. The candidate must have a stellar portfolio of original work for the web and must be vocal about implementing corporate design standards and offer creative advice to staff members at all levels.

The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to participate and lead in the development of a strong new creative direction for our exiting and all new products as part of the company’s expansion.

Job Responsibilities

Work closely with site engineers and product management to execute best-of-breed design concepts for new products

Develop corporate brand book and keep it up to date
Contribute to the development of best practices and policies on UI with front-end engineers and product developers

Provide detail concept architecture and user workflow schemas for all new initiatives
Manage evolution of all aspects of the corporate brandParticipate in thee evolution of core site products

Improve and evolve mobile application interfaces

Candidate Requirements

Expert-level on all design software platforms

Complete knowledge of online UI/UX best-practices

Experience working on large, complex and content-heavy web platforms

Expert familiarity with typography and established design principles

Experience collaborating with team of designers/developers

Excellent verbal and written communication

Experience juggling multiple concurrent projects

Ability to work in our Santa Monica location

Benefits & Perks

Great startup atmosphere

Entrepreneurial team

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