Product Development | Chicago, IL | Temp to Full Time
About FUNL Studio:
FUNL Studio is a venture studio that builds products for innovation departments of Global 2000 companies and invests operationally in early-stage startups. FUNL brings experience, leadership, entrepreneurial drive, positive team dynamics, innovation, and fun (it’s in our name after all!). We are founded by four partners that have over 80 years of combined experience building startups and working with large enterprises to validate, build and scale. Our team utilizes time-tested frameworks, strategic thinking, story-driven design, and rock-solid engineering to bring products to market for digital, IoT, and other emerging technology sectors. We are a fully remote organization that works across time zones and borders. We are located in Illinois, New York, Florida, and Serbia. Every member of FUNL is expected to bring a genuine entrepreneurial spirit and drive to the work. This is a remote contract role that can be freelance, part-time, or full-time. If you have the desire to do something meaningful and important, the urge to get better at your craft, and the desire to be self-directed, you should submit your resume to FUNL Studio. The position is fully remote, flexible, and requires a commitment of at least 20 hours a week. Compensation will be competitive to the level of experience.
Role: UI/UX Designer
We are looking for a talented UI / UX Designer with a solid ability to observe and understand user behavior to improve the visible design of an application. Your primary goals are to raise user satisfaction, decrease user churn, and ensure user-based company goals are reached. Such goals might include increasing newsletter sign-ups, improving sales conversions, or identifying and removing pain points within an app. This position will be responsible for creating and designing web elements that optimize user interaction and experience. The ideal candidate will have a creative approach to tackling problems and creating solutions as well as work with teams to create wireframes, storyboards, and conceptual models for testing and building.
Conduct research and deconstruct the project or startup users’ digital interactions and habits.
Create overall concepts for the user experience within a business webpage or product, ensuring all interactions are intuitive and easy for customers
Contribute UI and UX strategies and ideas based on our target goals.
Analyze customer responses and website data to determine high traffic web pages and why some perform better than others
Design the aesthetics to be implemented within a website or product, from the layout menus and drop-down options to colors and fonts
Build storyboards to conceptualize designs and convey project plans to clients and management
Create surveys for research through various social media platforms to gather feedback on user's ease of use
Conduct testing of completed applications, websites and software to Assess user experience
Create and maintain digital assets, such as interface design files, wireframes, and interactive mockups using Sketch, InVision, Figma, Photoshop, etc.
Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs
Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
Attend internal team meetings and stands
3 to 5 years of UI/UX experience
Proven experience with UI design with a portfolio of sample projects which also demonstrates an understanding of SOLID design principles (plugins, node packages, etc.).
Able to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment, and meet required schedules and timelines
Knowledgeable in wire-framing tools, storyboards, user flows, and site mapping
In-depth understanding of UI; an understanding of the latest design and technology trends and their role in a commercial environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work and collaborate with a fully remote team.
Continuous education and skill development.
Huge growth opportunities. Being a part of a quickly growing company in a growing industry, you have an opportunity to learn a lot and grow fast professionally.
Working with leading market technologies.
The professional, forward-thinking, and friendly international work atmosphere
FUNL Studios LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.