UX Designer / UX Architect

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Emerge Interactive (http://emer.ge) is a digital experience agency looking for an UX Designer / Architect—a creative problem solver, digital enthusiast, and great communicator—to join our team and help shape the future of mobile and web-based interactions. Our creative headquarters are located in the heart of Portland, OR.

The perfect individual for this role will be client-facing and able to assist with and lead our UX process — from gathering and analyzing user insights to providing schematic walkthroughs — all to design the best solutions imaginable for our clients.The position is highly collaborative and hands-on. Our close-knit team of designers, writers, developers and producers spend considerable time together with whiteboards and marker pens—we’re looking for the right UX Architect to join us.

As a UX Designer / Architect:

  • You’re a user advocate at client meetings. Guide discussions, conduct efficient UX work sessions with clients, and present UX designs.

  • Assist with user interviews to create needs assessments and define user personas.

  • Conduct digital property assessments and provide recommendations.

  • Analyze navigation patterns and metrics to understand user behavior and prioritize information.

  • Assess content and recommend information hierarchy and structural prioritization, and create content matrix frameworks.

  • Conduct collaborative concepting sessions with the Emerge design and development teams.

  • Design and develop user scenarios, task flows and grids, interaction maps, sitemaps, and experience diagrams (wireframes and schematics).

  • Assist with creation of client-facing presentation documentation and detailed technical documentation (UX decks, technical specifications including documentation of key states such as rollovers, page transitions, error handling, etc.).

  • Deliver UX solutions for multiple concurrent client projects ranging from mobile applications to CMS-based websites, custom business systems & tools, and microsites.

  • Keep projects on track and meet deadlines.

  • Pioneer new techniques for UX development, presentation and user testing.

  • Share your findings with the creative and technical directors and work together to create unified solutions that best serve the user and client needs alike.

  • Be a team player. We don’t have room for egos. We will make digital experiences better for all users, together.


  • 3-5 years of UX design experience with similar responsibilities in an agency or software development environment
  • Strong problem solving abilities and an innovative UX philosophy
  • An understanding of UI design best practices
  • Friendly and engaging interpersonal skills for client worksessions and user interviews
  • Excellent client presentation, communication, and writing skills
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Professional experience developing UX and assisting with technical documentation
  • Portfolio of projects showing Web, iOS/Android design solutions, responsive design, and a range of documentation samples from personas to task flows
  • Knowledge of common analytics tools such as Google Analytics
  • Solid understanding of HTML5, iOS, Android platform limitations and opportunities (but you don’t need to be a developer)
  • Professional experience with UX prototyping & wireframing software such as Axure RP. An understanding of Sketch, Adobe CS, Google Apps, and Marvel/InVision is preferable
  • Behavioral Design Pattern knowledge a plus but not required
  • Visual Design experience a plus, but not required

What you would receive:

  • A great opportunity to assist in shaping and evolving the EMERGE UX design practice
  • Work in a great office in the West End – right on the streetcar line (http://www.emergeinteractive.com/insights/detail/our-new-portland-creative-office)
  • A relaxed, fun working environment
  • Employer paid health care benefit, retirement benefits, public transportation stipend

To apply:

  • Submit your resume at http://careers.emergeinteractive.com/
  • Include a portfolio of relevant work
  • Answer these two questions in the application:
    • In your opinion, what makes a great user experience?
    • Who has recently developed a phenomenal website or other digital property? What makes it great?


  • Position is available immediately
  • Full-time
  • Salary DOE
  • Location: Portland, OR
Location: Portland, OR
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Apply at: http://careers.emergeinteractive.com/job/7620/ux-designer-ux-architect