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Umbrage is hiringUI/UX Design

Full TimeUI/UX Design
Posted 8mo ago
Umbrage delivers cutting-edge software solutions by leveraging advanced trends and designs in technology. We are not a consultancy nor a design agency; we are artisans in designing and developing software solutions for our clients. Our focus is crafting state of the art digital products with impeccable design coupled with source code engineering. 
 
Open communication is the foundation of our culture.  We share ideas freely and understand that our cumulative experience and continued development nurtures excellence in our software solutions.

We believe great Designers come from different professional backgrounds and have diverse skill sets, but consistent with all Umbrage Designers, is their ability to facilitate creative thinking, clearly communicate designs, and bring a one team mentality to the planning, design, and development of great products.  Our teams:

- Graciously receive feedback from clients and team members

- Support the needs of our teamSeek out opportunities to contribute without prompting

- Are eager to lend a hand

- Seek support and guidance from others, particularly their mentors and leads 

- Are respectful and understanding of the demands on all team membersAre honest and respectful in communications

- Are engaged and contribute to a positive and productive work environment for all team members and understand that no duty is too big or small for any individual as we contribute to driving success for our teams and our clients

Role Description

    • Umbrage Product Design Senior Crafters, are responsible for:

    • Uncovering user needs through research, synthesizing research data into insightful artifacts, generating visual concepts, and designing insightful interactions for how people will interact with the digital solutions we design.
    • Leading user experience and product design activities including: planning, design, facilitation, and synthesis of client workshops, user interviews, wireframing, visual design, prototyping, and user testing.
    • Explain, discuss, and justify design decisions and feedback eloquently.  Provide effective feedback and direction to junior team members.
    • Management of all design activities on a project.
    • Frame and tell the story of design solutions.  Communication of research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed designs, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
    • Own the execution of research deliverables, mid-fidelity wireframes, hi-fidelity designs, and clickable design prototypes that follow craft and industry best practices.  Evaluation of work contributions from junior team members on a project.
    • Supporting craft growth and community through leading internal initiatives and community events and growing our library of knowledge and resources.
    • Close collaboration across crafts to drive successful product delivery.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
    • 5+ years’ experience in digital product or UX/UI design
    • 4+ years’ experience in creating personas, user journey maps, wireframes, and hi-fidelity designs
    • 4+ years’ experience in user research, requirements gathering, and collaboration with users/clients and teams
    • 3+ years’ experience in planning, designing, facilitating, and synthesizing workshops
    • 2+ years’ experience in leading small project teams
    • Ability to learn new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, Confluence, and/or JIRA is a plus.  
    • Knowledge of and experience with applying user-centered design processes.  
    • Understanding of areas of specialization within the greater design landscape, including but not limited to Design Research, Visual Design, and Content Design.  

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field. 
    •  Ability to learn new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, Confluence, and/or JIRA is a plus.  
    • Knowledge of and experience with applying user-centered design processes.  
    • Understanding of areas of specialization within the greater design landscape, including but not limited to Design Research, Visual Design, and Content Design. 
Umbrage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions regarding employment shall be made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state or local laws.
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