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UX/UI/Product DesignerBoston, Massachusetts, United States

Alignable

UX/UI/Product Designer

Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Alignable is looking for a talented UX/UI/Product Designer to create compelling user experiences for the desktop and mobile.

Who we are
Alignable is a fast growing social network for small business owners. We believe that local businesses are stronger together. Our goal is to help small business owners make the connections that lead to long-term relationships, generate more word-of-mouth referrals, and unlock access to the collective wisdom of the local business community. We feel we are building something big given our early market traction and are looking for individuals who will be self starters and passionate about what they do. We strongly believe that great product design will play a large role in our success.
The opportunity for us is massive - there are 30 million small business owners in the US and they create 65% of new jobs and contribute 50% of GDP. The team is made of extremely talented individuals with entrepreneurial and startup work experience.
What you will do
  • Work side by side with the Director of Design while designing beautiful user experiences.
  • Collaborate with the Product, Engineering and Marketing teams.
  • Execute visual design stages from concept to wireframes to high fidelity clickable prototypes.
  • Have original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex user scenarios.
  • Develop storyboards, user stories, user flows, and mockups to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Present designs to peers and executive level stakeholders.
  • Contribute to a design culture, developing and promoting design guidelines, best practices and standards.
Requirements

  • Exhibit strong passion for designing product user experiences that are functional, simple yet beautiful and easy to use.
  • You are a self-starter and driven to make not only your designs come to life but you also make others around you better. You want to do what it takes to deliver if working on nights and weekends is what it takes. We are a startup after all.
  • While you are a big proponent of great user experiences, you can find the fine balance between "awesome" and launching something for testing and learning fast.
  • Think through a workflow and make bold and daring design decisions to reinvent it.
  • Work with minimal supervision in a very fast paced startup environment.
  • Pitch your ideas to different stakeholders and lead productive discussions that result in a beautiful design.
  • Attention to detail to ensure that the delivered product from engineering is pixel-perfect, but a realist knowing that perfection is the enemy of the good.
  • Stay up to date with the latest UI trends and technologies.

About You
  • You're a designer, first and foremost
  • You design fast while paying close attention to detail
  • You're comfortable using Sketch and Invision
  • You have a strong design portfolio that demonstrates your talent and skills

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