The Gigawatt Group

UX/UI Designer
Position Location: 
Washington, DC
Position Type: 
Full-time
Position Reports To: 
Creative Director
Position Description: 

The Gigawatt Group, a boutique creative strategy group based in Washington, DC is looking for a UI/UX Developer/Designer to help us create meaningful experiences for our clients. Responsible for contributing to the full design cycle: brainstorming, researching, wireframing, prototyping and working with developers to take designs from pixel-perfect mocks to a working product, you should be someone who cares deeply about design and are eager to master your skills in a fast-paced environment. You should also possess strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, web-based information architecture and design with an understanding of accepted UX process standards - enough to selectively and creatively abandon them.

Ideal Candidate:

  • A strong eye for design with the ability to make complex things simple and intuitive.
  • Highly motivated and enjoys collaborating with a quirky and fun team.
  • Experience working in a professional setting as a UI/UX Designer or similar role.
  • Experience working under a deadline.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels.
  • Capacity to own and drive the design process by defining requirements, scoping projects and prioritizing tasks.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and learn quickly.
  • Interest in expanding upon and using your skill sets in other creative areas (i.e. animation, VR, gaming etc.).
  • Ability to take direction and think objectively about your work.
  • Tenacious, humble, honest and brings a fun and positive perspective to add to our (sometimes silly) team of individuals.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with project managers and engineers.
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps.
  • Design graphic user interface elements.
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites look and function.
  • Create original graphic designs. (e.g. logos, icons)
  • Prepare and present drafts to internal and external teams and key stakeholders.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems.
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback.
  • Adhere to style standards - fonts, colors and images.
  • Design supporting brand and marketing collateral for The Gigawatt Group.
  • Lend your expertise and ideas to new Gigawatt Group ventures, new business and internal culture.
Qualifications: 

Requirements

  • Portfolio of design projects.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Knowledge of wireframe and mockup tools. (e.g. Adobe XD and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices.
  • Able to stay on task working autonomously.
  • Able to work both as part of a team and independently, and to manage complex and simultaneous projects.
     
Other: 

Salary commensurate with experience, good benefits package and paid time off.

How To Apply: 

Please send your resume, cover letter and portfolio to jobs@gigawattgroup.com.

Company: 
The Gigawatt Group

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