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Web Designer at KiwiCo

Design | Los Altos, 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 in downtown Los Altos.

Responsibilities:

Do you have a creative eye for design? Do you research what makes people do the things they do? Are you obsessive about designing a product with a great user experience? KiwiCo is looking for a creative and strategic designer who is passionate about design and obsessive about designing online products with great user experience. The Web Designer at KiwiCo is responsible for designing the user interface of the KiwiCo website by balancing the needs of our users, our design aesthetic as well as the objectives of the business. Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Create exceptional designs, working within the KiwiCo brand, for various online products
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to assess product requirements, translate requirements into interaction models, user flows, wireframes, and final designs that promote ease of use and optimize the user experience
  • Experience with building rapid high fidelity prototypes, landing pages, and display ads using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience designing for desktop and mobile
  • Experience optimizing designs for mobile
  • Iterate and test alternative designs to optimize conversion of user flows
  • Have practical experience employing user-centered design methods
  • Have confidence and experience in presenting design ideas and recommendations to team
  • Keep abreast of current design tools, techniques, methodologies and technologies 
  • Be the champion of the user experience, as well as our brand and design guidelines
  • Conduct user research activities by testing the usability of features and conceptual designs

Requirements:

  • 1+ years of experience designing websites and web applications
  • BA or BS in human computer interaction design or graphic design
  • Entrepreneurial - thrive in fast paced environment with limited resources
  • Extraordinary product, interaction, and visual design talent
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain your design decisions
  • Be self-motivated and work independently to deliver projects on time
  • Proficient in the Adobe CS5+ creative suite - specifically Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Understand web development technologies
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically and creatively

Bonus:

  • Experience working at a startup
  • Experience designing for print or across broad spectrum of design
  • Ability to build what you design - HTML, CSS, Javascript