User Experience Designer

| Chicago

The Nerdery is looking for a highly motivated and passionate user experience designer to be responsible for crafting the architecture and user experience of our projects in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. The Nerdery’s UX team covers a broad spectrum of practice areas including: discovery and analysis, user research, information architecture, interaction design and visual design. Our ideal candidate possesses a broad understanding encompassing multiple practice areas, or a deep and focused understanding of a single facet. We strongly emphasize user-centered design methodologies, so an ability and desire to justify design decisions with supporting research is a must.

Please attach your resume to the online application in PDF format and upload or provide us with a link to an online portfolio of any interactive work you've done.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative solutions for a multitude of platforms including Android, iPhone, Facebook, Twitter and other emerging technologies
  • Experience designing interfaces beyond simple brochure sites
  • Analyze and understand business and application requirements, prioritize and identify user tasks and goals
  • Develop a wide range of visual deliverables corresponding to your practice area: key insights documentation, affinity diagrams, user personas, research plans, prototypes, and visual design concepts are all examples of documentation we produce on a daily basis
  • Work effectively within technical, creative, and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt to a wide range of project types and timeframes
  • Quickly and efficiently identify and prioritize requirements across multiple projects
  • Think critically and creatively while maintaining close attention to detail
  • Possess a high aptitude for learning
  • Possess a natural inclination towards user experience and general usability, ensuring quality accordingly
  • Communicate clearly and concisely through both written and verbal means
  • Proficiency with a variety of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, Visio or equivalent

Educational Requirements

  • Associate’s degree in relevant field or 3+ years experience as a front end developer, information architect, interaction designer or related role

Bonus

  • Experience with Flash, XHTML/CSS and/or JavaScript
  • Experience working with developers
  • Experience leading creative teams
  • Experience with research techniques such as: usability testing, site analytics interpretation and contextual inquiry
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
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Location

Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.
1033 W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.

James

Ng

What projects are you most most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.

Zelda

Hessler

How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.

Tyler

Keating

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet-Friendly Office
Recreational Clubs
Remote Work Program
Some Meals Provided
Tuition Reimbursement
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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