The Kosmix design team is responsible for the overall user experience of our products, both on the web as well as through various distribution channels such as iPhone, Twitter, Facebook feed, or email. They will guide the team through user research, interaction design and visual design to create the ideal experience for our users. At Kosmix, we have the opportunity to define a new paradigm for how users benefit from the vast information on the web. Our systems scour the web for the best and most up-to-date information users are seeking and collect that information to create a dynamic web page for users to enjoy. The design team works with the product management and engineering teams to design and create the experience that delights users and sets Kosmix apart from the competition.
We are looking for someone to lead the Kosmix design team and help all of Kosmix become more customer-focused. You will be responsible for providing visual and interaction design leadership for the Kosmix user experience. This includes all phases of the design process including user research, conceptual design, user interaction flows, wireframes, mock production. Some projects include:
You will guide the team through usability and field research and translate findings into consumer-focused design concepts that inspire team members and colleagues to develop the right product
As we explore new product concepts, you will work collaboratively with a cross functional team to define the strategic direction and corresponding goals
You will design and maintain user flows, specifications, wireframes, and mockups to support the product development process
As a key member of the product development team, you will work closely with product managers and engineers and actively communicate design strategy and rationale to key stakeholders
Using research findings and design expertise, you will develop UI, graphic design, and interaction guidelines that will be used across the company
As a senior designer, you will serve as a mentor for other members of the design team and manage any outside contract design resources
5+ years of experience as a key member of a design team participating in the complete product development life-cycle of successfully launched consumer internet product
Excellent user interaction skills that are demonstrated through a portfolio of past work
Experience leading user research and usability studies
Ability to quickly understand the constraints of a design problem, identify the tradeoffs, and communicate them to decision makers and fellow designers
Experience mentoring less experience designers in learning design frameworks and skills.
Ability to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced, iterative design and development environment
Bachelor’s degree in human computer interaction, graphic arts, interaction design, or a design related field