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UI / Application Designer

Product Management | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

At ListenFirst, we’re passionate about creating insights from social data that help our clients make smarter, faster and more informed decisions than ever before. We partner with the most successful consumer brands in the world to transform how they use social data to drive every kind of decision in their business. Clients use our insights to identify trends, plan campaigns, acquire new customers, predict sales, and drive revenue.


We are building our team and looking for smart, talented, ambitious, and creative people, interested in challenging problems at scale for the biggest brands in the world.

 

Description:

If you are skilled at turning data into interesting stories, we want to talk to you. We are currently looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of a UI / Application Designer with a strategic mind and a focus on Information and Interface Design. You are detail-oriented and have that magical combination of being super analytical and hyper creative. This is a highly visible role within the Product Development organization and will report directly to the Chief Product Officer. 
 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on the art direction of a world-class digital and social media measurement platform
  • Own the overall application, visual and interaction design execution across a suite of user-facing b2b data and analytics products
  • Communicate and present concepts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Create feature-specific design spec sheets and collaborate with the engineering team to deliver highly polished software to a competitive marketplace
  • Maintain aesthetic quality through style guides, UI kits, and agile design audits
  • Contribute design thinking and aesthetic philosophy to team discussion
  • Deliver projects both collaboratively (as part of a multidisciplinary team) and individually

 
Requirements:

  • 2-4 years in a Web, UI, or Application Design Role
  • Passion for typography, color, microinteraction, and information design
  • A clear understanding and proficiency of use in Sketch or Photoshop
  • A clear understanding and proficiency of use in InVision or equivalent
  • Comfortable designing for Web, mobile and all major aspect ratios
  • A clear understanding of responsive mobile Web design
  • Proactive and perceptive
  • Superb communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding and strong interest in Web technologies design trends
  • Track record of a proactive approach for finding design solutions to real-world problems
  • Ability to listen carefully and execute within changing priorities
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies and tools a plus
  • Examples of UX writing and management of in-app copy is also a plus
  • Ability to test and validate design via paper sketches, digital mockups, and interactive prototypes
  • Strong portfolio of information and/or interface design work is required and pivotal (samples of academic and/or personal projects acceptable – show us what drives you!)

 

Extra Credit:

  • Interest or passion for data visualization, grid systems, and infographic layouts
  • Highly attuned intuition regarding stakeholder needs and expectation setting
  • Ability to report into and interact with company executive leadership
  • Basic understanding of marketing channels, especially digitally-oriented ones including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Website analytics, ad technology, Pinterest, etc
  • A basic understanding of Webpage development (HTML / CSS / JS) or technical background a potential plus