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Talented User Interface (UI) Designer for Web and Mobile

Product | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Job Description

Call of Duty:

Axiom Zen is looking for talented and meticulous User Interface designers with a passion for exceptional user experience and bespoke design to join our world-class team in Vancouver, Canada. Years of experience don't matter as much as commitment to quality and passion for building impactful products, brands, and interactive experiences. 

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with an experienced and fast-paced team, taking on significant responsibilities, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible on the web, mobile, and other emerging platforms.  You will be a talented artists with a fresh perspective, deep visual arts expertise, and a healthy appreciation for using data to drive decision-making. 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated portfolio of clean, efficient, and user-centered design. You appreciate and learn from design trends and best practices, including flat design and anti-skeumorphism, but are not be afraid to bend or break the rules to deliver groundbreaking work. You love everything web-related and are comfortable designing and polishing large applications with exceptional sparkle and shine, down to every last button, pixel, and animation.

At Axiom Zen, we believe in clean and simple design - with unique polish throughout. We believe dedicating attention to even the smallest details is the right way to build truly delightful products on both web and mobile. Increasingly, this "attention to detail" will not be in the form of glossy surfaces or complex textures but rather in careful lighting, subtle color play, excellent command of typography, and lastly - subtle but delightful animation and interactviity. 

Axiom Zen has a flat heirarchy and a very collaborative culture. Reflective of the city that surrounds us, we are a tight-nit, diverse, multi-national team with a wide range of backgrounds & cultures. We have team members from Silicon Valley, France, Brazil, China, the Netherlands - and of course Canada.

Our team has worked with industry titans and fast-growing startups alike - Google, Baidu, Etsy, EA, Threadsy, App Annie, among others. We work with cutting-edge technologies and plan to develop on emerging platforms, including Google GLASS. We want our team to be challenged, rewarded, and empowered. To work on products that millions of people will love to use, products that make the world safer and more efficient.

About You:

Real Artists Ship. We live by that motto, and love to hire folks with a demonstrated record of curiosity and resourcefulness - often manifested through the building of products. Key skills required:

  • Experience creating high quality UI/UX designs in a fast-paced mission-critical environment
  • Demonstrated interest in thinking outside the box 
  • Amazing human and collaborative team member
  • Strong overall experience as a web or mobile designer
  • Strong portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work
  • Deep expertise with design tools including Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Wide range of styles and ideas, ability to multi-task & juggle priorities
  • Passionate about user experience, art, layout and design
  • Willing to learn how to code

Bonus Points:

  • HTML/CSS3/JavaScript expertise
  • Expertise designing and/or developing for mobile
  • Solid understanding of web design and development best practices, responsive web design, agile development, etc.
  • Previous start-up experience with tier-1 Silicon Valley company

About Us:

Axiom Zen is an idea catalyst. A selective collective of entrepreneurs, hackers, hustlers, and designers. We create and consult for iconic companies creating the future through technology.

We practice agile development, take pride in a collaborative culture, and swing for home runs. We focus on shipping products that are commercially exciting or socially essential, and practice an end-to-end approach, carrying each concept from ideation to production to market launch and beyond.

We provide full health, life and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health care benefits. We are very keen on supporting growth, and will provide financial support for courses, seminars, certification, and degree programs for long-term team members. The team receives quarterly credits to exciting products & experiences as well as additional bonuses as the company achieves milestones. We believe time outside of the office helps us think outside the box, and using great products helps us build them better.