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Product Designer

AXIS Labs

ContractproductTorontoCanadaPosted 5 months ago

Description

AXIS Labs is looking for a versatile and experienced Product Designer professional to advocate for what users want, need, and expect from the products we create.

We are a Canadian hardware company creating the next wave of smart window shade IoT products based on smart and simple designs. We’re about inventing new ‘Things’ and re-writing the rules in Hardware. Our flagship product, the AXIS Gear was launched as a smart device that motorizes and automates existing window coverings in minutes and is controllable via a smartphone. Awarded as the 2017 Motorized Product of the Year by the Consumer Technology Association, Gear is compatible with roller shades, vertical blinds, and much more – regardless of size or weight.

Visit us at: www.helloaxis.com

Employment Term: Full-Time

Start Date: Immediately

YOUR ROLE

  • Work closely with the product team to create new concepts and experiences for upcoming AXIS product lines in the smart home space
  • Take ownership of the design of our cloud-based iOS, Android, and web applications
  • Independently design and develop user personas, wireframes, mockups, user flows, storyboards, UI prototypes, components, layouts, specifications, etc.
  • Create and maintain a component library for front-end developers
  • Introduce workflows and processes deemed beneficial to the growth of the company
  • Design, lead and conduct continuous user tests and market research
  • Collect on-going user feedback, synthesize data collected and construct insights that will drive iterative design decisions
  • Develop the company’s brand and ensure its consistency across all mediums
  • Design and create graphical/illustrative assets to be used on the company’s website, packaging, and all marketing materials
  • Continuously organize and document work which can be referenced by others in the team

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in UX Design or Product Design
  • 3+ years experience as a Product Designer, UX/UI Designer or equivalent
  • Experience in designing mobile and web-based applications in relation to hardware products
  • Passionate about resolving user pain points through beautiful and intuitive designs
  • Be able to envision and operate from the big picture right down to the pixel
  • Experience with UX software tools such as Sketch, InVision, Figma, Zeplin, etc.
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects
  • Working knowledge of UCD principles and visual design standards and best practices
  • A portfolio of design work with case studies demonstrating your thought process. An application without a portfolio will not be considered
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to dictate design decisions with clear rationales to peers and stakeholders
  • Highly organized self-starter with the ability to work independently and with little to no supervision
  • Positive and proactive attitude, with a growth mindset that stems beyond design


NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience with JIRA, Asana, and/or Aha!
  • Front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Familiar with the inner workings and limitations of Bluetooth and other popular communication protocols
  • Bonus: Understanding of Swift and Kotlin

Benefits

WHY AXIS?

  • Have an immediate impact – your contributions will literally shape the company’s trajectory
  • Receive a great degree of autonomy
  • Flexible hours set around core hours
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and growing team in a booming industry
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Joining a startup in a rapid growth stage with plenty of opportunity for professional career growth
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