Experience Designer (contract)

| Seattle
At projekt202, we are focused on creating experiences that engage, innovate, disrupt and delight. Our team is passionate about user-centric design and development and enjoys delivering amazing concepts and technical solutions for our courageous clients. We enjoy working together to share our expertise and solve our clients’ business challenges. We have fun and enjoy hanging out with each other in a culture that supports and celebrates our diverse talents, backgrounds and skills.
 
What you care about
*You draw energy from human interaction. You're confident but not pompous.
*You are driven to know more, to know why, to ask what if.
*You're a born collaborator, and truly appreciate the perspectives of other brains. You respect and attract your colleagues and client's opinions. You believe that you very well might not know the answer. You ask great questions.
*You thrive in uncharted territory. The uncertain and unknown are your playgrounds. Your personal compass pushes you out of your comfort zones. Your leadership inspires your colleagues and earns the respect of our clients.
*You are a communicator. You are able to take an ask and turn it into understandable and actionable ideas. You break down the complex into the simple.
Why projekt202?
As one of the fastest growing companies in the US, projekt202 is leading the world in experience-driven design and development. We have spent over a decade refining our methodology that combines deep user insight with collaborative design and development to create meaningful user experiences and innovative software for the world’s greatest brands. Our work is being recognized by many including Gartner who stated “The perspective and processes projekt202 is focusing on and perfecting will, over time, become standard operating procedure for any application development project.”
Our team is passionate about user centric design and development. We bring empathy and humility to everything we touch to uncover & implement the best possible experience. We do this as a cohesive unit of friends and builders who enjoy crafting innovative solutions from within an outstanding company culture.
At a glance…
 
The UX Designer executes the creative vision of a project via the creation of user interface renderings and specifications. The UX Designer directly collaborates with Experience Researchers, Developers and other Designers on the project team. The UX Designer is responsible for the consistent production of high-quality, innovative design solutions. 
 
You are a match if you…
 
Are a well-rounded Designerresponsible for the production and delivery of creative design deliverables and making the connection between business needs and user experience driven design. You can imagine and specify navigation, framework, and basic page design through sketches, wireframes, IA maps, task flows. You like being the keystone of a design process, being involved early in a Discovery phase, collaborating with Experience Researchers, and continuing to consult after their work moves to development. 
What are you responsible for?
Collaborate with other design disciplines for the production and delivery of project deliverables 
 o  Analyze products and create various product research deliverables (i.e. heuristic evaluation, competitive analysis, stakeholder interviews, etc.) 
 o Has honest and frank conversations with the client related to their tasks on the project 
 o Present key product findings and recommendations to projekt202 team in advance of delivery to client 
 o Participate in opportunity brainstorming and prioritization 
Execute creative direction of project through preparation of design deliverables 
 o Holds holistic creative goals in mind when designing 
o Explores creative solutions and innovates in a consistent manner 
Ensure quality of personal work products 
 o Reviews own work prior to internal reviews to minimize critique of design flaws and grammatical errors 
 o Delivers solutions on time for internal reviews with Creative Director 
 o Ensures quality of deliverable is in line with methodology, best practice, trends, company standards and SOW 
Support projekt202 sales staff with new business development: 
 o Identify base design requirements and activities through early conversations with potential clients 
 o Create and refine various projekt202 business development materials to reflect the company 
Support the Program Manager by fielding, documenting and ensuring resolution of client/vendor questions, requests and concerns via appropriate projekt202 team members. 
Proactively raises concerns with Program Manager and CD regarding time commitments 
Qualifications and Requirements: 
At least 2 years professional experience with interaction/visual design for software user interfaces 
General understanding of user research techniques and their value in the design process 
Abreast of UI design best practices, trends and techniques 
Proficient with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch 
Basic understanding of technical platforms and terms (i.e. HTML, CSS, XML, AJAX, Java, .NET, XAML/WPF, Flex etc.) 
Positive attitude, proactive and helpful
Strong listening and communication skills 

Learn more at www.projekt202.com
*Full time is preferred but projekt202 will consider direct consultants (no 3rd party submittals please).
 
**At this time, projekt202 will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
If this sounds like you, let's talk. Please visit www.projekt202.com to hear from our leadership team on why you should join us on this amazing journey!
Direct applicants only, no agency submittals please.
At this time, projekt202 does not provide sponsorship.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

We are in the heart of downtown Seattle in the Wells Fargo Building. Modern workspace with EPIC views of Puget Sound.

What are projekt202 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
projekt202 has culture club that any employee can join. They help put together our annual holiday party, any office parties, our happy hours, etc.
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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