Scanning Pens is hiringUI/UX Designer

Full TimeUI/UX Design
Posted 1y ago


Are you looking to join an award-winning company and to work within an agile global business that makes a difference in the lives of people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties? Then we want to hear from you!

This is a fantastic opportunity for a UI/UX Designer to create amazing user experiences and to design software and platforms that meet people’s needs.

Scanning Pens is one of the largest suppliers of portable text to speech in the world and represents many of the leading manufacturers of this type of technology. Scanning Pens Inc provides reading aids for those with Special Educational Needs (such as dyslexia or English as a second language), any knowledge in these areas would be desirable. We are a passionate group of people working to build a world-class team to roll out our vision of how these tools can change lives. Scanning Pens currently have offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and India.

Who are we looking for? You'll be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential. Ultimately, you will make our product more user-friendly and intuitive to attract and retain customers.

  • Understand product specifications and user psychology
  • Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
  • Create personas through user research and data
  • Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success
  • Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
  • Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
  • Work with UI designers to implement attractive designs
  • Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards


  • Proven experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer or similar role
  • Strong portfolio of design projects
  • Background in project management and research
  • Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
  • Proficient in design software (e.g. UXPin, Balsamiq)
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS; JavaScript is a plus
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Analytical mind with a business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BSc in Design, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • Proven UI experience
  • Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • BS/MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process


  • Be part of a dynamic growing business that makes a meaningful difference to neurodiversity
  • Salary negotiable based on experience
  • Annual increase
  • Annual bonus
  • Health policy for self and family
  • 5 days working week (8 hours per day)
  • 10 Public Holidays each year
  • 12 Casual Leaves
  • 12 Sick Leaves
  • 15 Privilege Leaves
  • Compassionate Leave
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