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UX/UI Designer

Design | Mountain View, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

KiwiCo is an innovative eCommerce company that sparks kids’ creativity and curiosity through offline and online materials and inspiration.  We offer kids a delightful, engaging way to explore, create, and learn.  We offer a subscription service that delivers curated hands-on projects to kids.  We take great pride and ownership in the products we build and in the community of parents and kids we serve.  We’re backed by leading investors and were named one of the “20 Startups to Watch” by Business Insider.  Our offices are located within walking distance from Caltrain and downtown Mountain View.


The UX/UI Designer role:

KiwiCo is looking for a creative and strategic designer who is passionate about designing great online user experiences. Our site plays a key role in shaping a potential customer’s view of the company, and the UX/UI Designer is responsible for designing - and improving upon - any pages, features, and flows.

Responsibilities also include staying true to our design aesthetic through the visual design of the website and marketing assets. Emails, ads, and landing pages are the first touch points we have with a potential customer, and it is important for the UX/UI Designer to be able to express the KiwiCo brand across these marketing assets.


Responsible for: 

  • The UX, UI, and visual design of the website by balancing the needs of our users, our design aesthetic, and the objectives of the business
  • Collaborating with the Marketing/Tech teams to assess product requirements and translate them into compelling designs that optimize the user experience
  • Building rapid high fidelity prototypes, landing pages, and marketing assets
  • Creating iterative designs that meet project objectives and incorporate feedback, analytics, and user testing
  • Confidently presenting design ideas and recommendations to the team
  • Keeping abreast of current design tools, techniques, and technologies


Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Design (graphic, visual communications, interaction, product, etc)
  • 1+ years of experience in visual, eCommerce, brand, or marketing design
  • A portfolio showcasing UX, UI, and visual design work for mobile and desktop
  • Fluent in design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and InVision
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with limited resources by being self-motivated and working independently to deliver projects on time
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Attention to detail


Bonus:

  • Experience working at a startup
  • Experience designing mobile applications and/or for eCommerce
  • Knowledge of how mocks translate to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to deliver feasible designs