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UX & Visual Designer

at Zipongo in Hercules, CA   —   Apr 17, 2014   |  
Zipongo is looking for a UX & Visual Designer to join our growing product team. Our ideal candidate has had successful experiences crafting engaging and compelling user experiences for both web and mobile (iOS and Android). He/she has designed both consumer (e.g. social gaming, e-commerce, promotions) and software as a service products. This individual is passionate about crafting impressive user experiences and will be Zipongo’s champion for UX, while working in partnership with our product, engineering, and sales teams. He/she thrives in a fast-paced startup environment and is able to communicate effectively in a cross-functional, non-hierarchical environment. This individual has a personal interest in health and wellness and a passion for Zipongo's mission.
Collaborate with product management and engineering teams to define the best possible user experience for all user personas, through brainstorming/concept development, creating page layouts/UIs, and building wireframes.
Design and implement the creative vision for Zipongo’s web and mobile products, based on design objectives, product requirements, functional specs, and an iterative feedback process.
Create high fidelity, deployment-quality mocks, storyboards, and prototypes on tight timelines.
Lead creation of color palettes, typography, iconography, final production assets, system flows, and prototypes.
Ensure design consistency across all Zipongo’s products.
Lead the initiative to design and conduct quick rounds of user interviews, A/B testing, and usability testing.
Work with the engineering teams to ensure web and mobile products are implemented to design specifications.
Create best practices for UI/UX creation at Zipongo.
5+ years experience in UX, interaction, and visual design for consumer web and mobile products.
2+ years experience leading UX and visual design from concept to market launch for a successful web/mobile product.
Experience in social gaming, behavioral change, e-commerce/promotions, and software as a service products a plus.
Solid interaction design skills with experience creating wireframes, site/system flows, site architecture diagrams, prototypes, etc.
Expertise in visual design (layout, hierarchy, typography, iconography, color theory, patterns, asset production, etc.) in a consumer web and mobile context.
Solid understanding of the technologies and standards relating to the execution of web and mobile based designs (CSS, XHTML, DHTML, Javascript/AJAX, Objective C, Java, etc.).
Solid understanding and application of user-centered design principles and tools.
Expert in Adobe Photoshop; Illustrator and Fireworks a plus.
Excellent communicator with the ability to explain your design decisions and communicate effectively with every level of the organization, through outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
B.A., B.S. or BFA degree in human computer interaction, user experience design, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
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