Luminary Labs is hiringFreelance UX Designer

ContractUX Design
Posted 1y ago
About Us

We are a strategy and innovation consultancy that helps organizations thrive in the face of change. Thorny problems are our strong suit.

We’re a team of consultants who are energized by big, messy problems. We are strategists, analysts, designers, and editors who bring agility and flexibility to projects focused on stemming chronic disease, closing the skills gap, rethinking the future of work, supporting digital transformations, using data to make smart cities safer, developing sustainable business models, and making moonshot investments.

We help companies thrive in the face of change. Our clients are “innovation mavericks” — leaders inside global corporations, nonprofits, and federal agencies who are tasked with helping their organizations adapt to the technological, economic, political, and social norms of the 21st century. We’re the strategy and innovation consultants they call when there’s no playbook for the problem they’re trying to solve.

Our open innovation practice was established in 2011. We are particularly focused on open innovation for impact, making use of incentive prize mechanisms to accelerate innovations such as artificial organs (Artificial Kidney Prize), early biothreat detection (DHS Hidden Signals Challenge), access to career and technical education (the Ed Prizes challenge series), and improving our understanding of Earth’s magnetism (NGA MagQuest).

We have an equal appreciation for strategy and execution. We offer our clients the upfront thinking that goes into careful strategy development and can become partners in execution to ensure those strategies are implemented.

We believe that career choices are not binary; you can have a challenging and rewarding career as part of a high-performing team and also live your life. Our clients appreciate that we bring the highest level of excellence to everything we do, and our team appreciates that we are extraordinarily efficient so that you aren’t expected to be online later.

Please note: for employment at Luminary Labs, you must be fully vaccinated (including booster) for COVID-19 to ensure compliance with enhanced health and safety protocols.

The role
Luminary Labs seeks a freelance UX Designer to support ongoing improvements to the latest version of Luminary Lightbox, our proprietary challenge management software. This is a remote, part-time engagement (2-3 days per week for 4 weeks), with the potential for longer-term contract work.

What is Luminary Lightbox?
Luminary Lightbox is an application management tool that supports internal and external workflows for innovation challenges and prize competitions, such as submitting and evaluating submissions.

Role and responsibilities
This work involves developing and implementing improvements to high-priority Lightbox features for administrators and reviewers.

Responsibilities include:
- Working with the Luminary Lightbox team to evaluate current features and prioritize requests.
- Creating and validating user flows, wireframes, and high-fidelity mockups in Figma.
- Collaborating with the frontend developer to implement platform changes.
- Updating key documentation in Figma.

Desired skills and experience

    • 3-5 years of experience in digital product design or a related field. You have previously created user experiences for software products that are intuitive and accessible. Past experience developing business-to-business software-as-a-service (B2B SaaS) applications is an asset.
    • Deep expertise in creating 508-compliant products and experiences. Knowledge of standards and processes for developing accessible government software solutions is a plus.
    • Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Figma and Adobe Creative Suite. Ability to apply strong typography, layout, and design fundamentals across a range of industry-standard tools and platforms.
    • Experience in concepting and prototyping (from low to high fidelity). Demonstrated expertise in wireframing, information architecture, and visual communication.
    • Experience in user testing and validation, including conducting interviews and synthesizing findings.
    • Strong project management, people management, and communication skills. Experience advocating for users and articulating design intent to teams and clients. 
Does this sound like you?
Apply with a resume, a cover letter, and a thoughtful selection of your work in a portfolio.
No recruiting agencies, please. Apply online.

To be considered for this role, please submit your application materials by March 31, 2023.
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