Senior User Experience Designer

| Chicago

From our ecommerce products to our large ecommerce website projects to complete business web applications at Adage all projects start with visioning, discovery and design. We are growing our team of user experience and user interface designers and looking for a digital first designer that will collaborate with us in designing and building best-in-class digital experiences for our clients. 

At Adage the design team is committed to continuously pushing our practice. To do so we all participate in daily feedback loops, daily inspiration, and daily learning. We design with intent and empathy to continuously improve the digital experiences of organizations and their audiences through an informed practice. You will join a team of highly collaborative, always-learning, always-improving designers. We are big on collaboration and expect that you are to. 

Senior Designers bring digital designs to life with strategy and design, and empathy for end users. A senior designer on our team has all the technical capability and soft skills to lead a design project from start to finish. A senior designer can guide a project initially open-ended and vague requirements to fully defined clickable prototypes describing the full experience. 

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Practicing a human centered design process and asking "why?" 
  • Gathering requirements and establishing user journeys in workshops
  • Establishing strong vision and design goals for every project
  • Designing products and enterprise ecommerce websites in a component or atomic design approach
  • Designing the look and feel including color and type setting or prototyping complete and often complex business rules in Axure 9.
  • Validating design decisions with regular usability testing
  • Collaborating with designers, developers (back end and front end), and project managers
  • Collaborating when needed on marketing and sales collateral
  • Giving and taking feedback
  • Learning

 

The role requires:

  • 5 to 7 years’ experience at an agency, product company, or startup in a design role
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in one of the creative arts, Digital Media, Human and Computer Interaction, Design Thinking, or equivalent work experience
  • Eagerness to learn and desire for feedback and continuously improving their design output
  • Eagerness to be client facing including leading design thinking workshops with clients, and end users
  • Eagerness to advocate internally and externally for Adage strategy and design services
  • Effective communication of design decisions to team members and clients
  • Effective project management and time management skills to be autonomous in scheduling and managing design budgets 
  • Strong prototyping skills in Axure and or Figma 
  • Strong background in leading digital projects from open ended and vague to clearly understood and mapped 
  • Strong portfolio of working websites or digital experiences 
  • Passion for technology and a desire to design websites and web apps
  • Appreciation of technical limits, scope, timeline and budget, as needed constraints for successful design
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JS

 

A digital portfolio is required for consideration. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • EpiServerCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • Real MagnetEmail

Location

Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.

An Insider's view of Adage Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love that I can come to work and be myself, surrounded by a Scrum Team that supports each other and laughs at each other's jokes. All the while, is able to get it done!

Marissa Mare

Scrum Master

What does your typical day look like?

I come into work every day knowing that I am going to solve multiple problems. Brainstorming different approaches is a challenge but, rewarding at the same time. We are problem-solvers and build solutions in difference spaces ranging from branding, user experience, optimization, technology integration, and more.

Will Moran

Senior UI/UX Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

At Adage, we are given the opportunities to explore and implement new trending technologies. This makes a huge difference in our work and helps us continue to grow in our careers. This is part of what makes Adage such a great place to work.

Johnny Chin

System Admin

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone shares a love for karaoke. After every company event, we always find ourselves headed to the nearest karaoke bar.

Rene Reiter

Marketing Manager

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Disability Insurance
We cover 100% of cost for Short Term Disability for all full-time employees, which pays out 60% of your salary up to $1,500 per week
Dental Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life Insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Pet Insurance
We understand family extends to the furry members too
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) Matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance Bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Adage offers Dependent Care FSA so that you can pay for those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide paid leave for all new parents. Bonding leave is for new parents and covers up to 2 weeks fully paid. Maternity leave is for birth moms and covers up to 6 weeks fully paid
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 20 days of PTO per year that covers vacation, sick and personal time. At 3 years that goes up to 23 days and at 5 years you accrue 25 days annually to use however you want.
Paid Holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some Meals Provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Happy Hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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