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Emerge (http://emer.ge) is a digital product & service agency focused on helping clients create the best digital products & services, located in the heart of Portland, OR and we’re looking for a incredibly talented & thoughtful UI Designer to join our team.

As our UI Designer, you’ll be working closely with our creative director & UX designers to take user interface design to a new level — leveraging your talents in making smart, seamless, fluid, and visually stunning branded user interfaces by taking user experience artifacts and crafting product experiences that our client's customers will find simultaneously easy to use and a delight to interact with. You’re no stranger to building out complex design systems and enjoy stitching together the atomic pieces when it’s called upon just as much as you do establishing a conceptual look and feel. You obsess about the details and find great joy in making sure they are accounted for and part of a fully comprehensive style guide for development.

If you have a refined visual aesthetic, strong communication skills, a can do attitude, and are looking for a high-energy environment that celebrates design thinking and the customer experience — consider joining our team!

Our UI Designer:

  • Ensures the work we produce is intuitive, functional, intelligent and visually stunning.

  • Has a creative approach to problem solving, innovation and issue resolution.

  • Develops simple and elegant design approaches to complex stories, user interfaces and problems.

  • Can translate abstract concepts into simple and elegant brand experiences.

  • Creates conceptual look and feel options, builds user interface design systems at an atomic level, and documents everything in a detailed style guide for development.

  • Is comfortable building out an atomic design system at a production level when it is called for just as equally as applying critical design thinking skills.

  • Works closely with the development team to ensure design systems are implemented correctly.

Skills:

  • At least 5 years experience in user interface design and a strong understanding of UI process and methodology.

  • Digital portfolio showcasing a demonstrated, hands-on experience creating exceptional digitally branded experiences.

  • Very detail oriented with strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge of strategic, conceptual and creative design patterns.

  • Experience presenting designs, findings, and conceptual ideas with rational/thinking both verbally and visually to clients.

  • Experience working with clients, consumer audiences and internal teams.

  • Solid understanding of what types of experiences are made possible by current digital and new emerging technologies.

  • Demonstrated thought leadership in the following domains; product design, commerce, mobile, branding, retail, and social media is a plus.

  • Examples of successfully launched projects which demonstrate strategic, conceptual and creative thinking.

  • Advanced proficiency with current UI design and prototyping tools such as Sketch & Marvel is strongly preferred. Experience with prototyping animated interactions though programs like Principle is a huge plus.

Personal Skills:

  • Capable of handling multiple concurrent projects with various project leads and have a flexible, positive attitude.

  • Able to collaborate actively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in fact, you’re excited for the opportunity to work with other team members in order to envision concepts and transformation of ideas into reality.

  • Receptive to feedback to help elevate the design and reach client goals.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Interested and informed about emerging technologies; follows trends and opportunities.

  • Capable of handling multiple concurrent projects with various project leads and have a flexible, positive attitude.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

What you would receive:

  • Work in a great office (with awesome people) in the heart of downtown’s West End (https://www.emergeinteractive.com/insights/detail/our-new-portland-creative-office).

  • A relaxed, fun working environment.

  • Room for growth and freedom to explore new technologies.

  • Benefits package includes PTO, Health Care, Retirement, Maternity/Paternity Leave.

To Apply

  • Please include a link to your portfolio with your resume to be considered.

Location: Portland, OR
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