We at Datawrapper want to help everyone create better charts, maps, and tables. To achieve this, we offer a data visualization tool that individuals and organizations all over the world rely on to quickly and easily create beautiful visualizations for their online and print publications.
Creating data visualizations can be challenging, and creating beautiful ones, even more so. In order to support our users and make their task as easy as possible, we continuously work on the user interface of our tool, which is why:
We’re looking for a UI/UX Designer to join our team, for 4–5 days a week.
You’ll join me, David, on the design team. We work together with the developers to answer questions like: How do users encounter the product and the brand? Which features will be implemented? How should they work, look, and feel? You can expect your role to include:
- User interface design. You’ll improve our application’s UI and extend it to new features. This can include figuring out requirements; creating wireframes, prototypes, and high fidelity visual designs; presenting your ideas; incorporating feedback; and creating specifications for our developers.
- Design system. We aim for a design system with reusable components and helpful guides on how to use them. Whatever problem is in front of you, you’ll look for solutions that can do double duty.
- User experience research. You’ll help to elaborate UX research to learn more about our users and their needs. This might include helping with user tests, analyzing the data, and making a plan to act on what we learn.
- Branding. How does Datawrapper look and feel? How is the brand visually represented on different channels, like our website and social media? You’ve got that covered.
- All things design. There’s a lot going on in the company, and we’re just one design team. From icons for the website to merchandise T-shirts, you’ll take part in it all.
At Datawrapper, everyone shapes the final product and there are no strict boundaries between teams. That means you’ll also be thinking about:
- Data visualization. We deeply care about data visualization and want to help our users create the best possible work. Your role doesn’t include data visualization per se, but a lot of design problems involve thinking within this domain.
- Interdisciplinary teamwork. You’ll be working directly with our development teams and other stakeholders. You’ll follow your projects through their stages and take part at every one.
- Web development. We’re a web-based software company and you’ll be in touch with code, git, and lots of other things related to web development. It’s not required that you write code, but it’s important that you understand it as the medium for your designs.
Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for someone who has worked on several major UI/UX projects, preferably in a previous job. You’ll be a great fit if you’re comfortable with:
- Designing interfaces for complex applications. You care about designing easy-to-use applications and like to break down tricky problems. You look for ways to foreground the user’s task and let the interface fade away.
- Documentation and communication. Not all design work happens on the artboard. A big part is documenting your work and communicating in person, over chat, or in our project management system. This should be something you look forward to.
- Standards. It’s rarely necessary to reinvent the wheel. There’s a value in using existing solutions, whether technical web standards or UI patterns already familiar to users. You should be ready to make use of them in your work.
- Multitasking. We work on many projects at the same time. You should be able to handle switching between tasks and quickly familiarizing yourself with a given topic.
- Bonus: We’re curious to hear which of your additional skills could be helpful for the role.
- Are you a designer by day, a developer by night?
- Are you creating artworks, illustrations, animations, or movies?
- Do you speak English and German? (Datawrapper’s working language is English, but knowing German would be a plus.)
What you’ll get from us and this role
- A competitive salary between 45,000 and 60,000€ per year, as well as 30 days of vacation (24 days for a four-day week).
- A 2000 euro yearly education budget to visit conferences, get training, or buy books and online seminars that make you smarter (1600 euros for a four-day week).
- A laptop of your choice and a big external monitor.
- Unlimited coffee, tea, and any snacks you like at the office. Plus, a big data vis library.
- Super-nice, talented coworkers.
In addition, you’ll learn to work with data and how to create good visualizations. You’ll also get many insights into the world of product development and explore the life at, and culture of, a friendly young software company.
How to apply
Does all this sound like something you’d like to do? Great! Send us your CV and portfolio (PDF or link to your website) and tell us about your previous experience and how you think it makes you a good fit for this role.
Please only get in touch if you live in or around Berlin and are able to come into the office a few days a month. Being authorized to work in the EU is a requirement for this role.
→ Send it all to firstname.lastname@example.org, and use the subject line “UI/UX Designer”
We hope you apply, especially if you’re from a group that’s underrepresented in our office.
We’re excited to hear from you!
David and the Datawrapper Team