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UX/UI Designer

RedShelf was built to improve education. Working with the higher education community, we design products to make course materials more affordable, accessible and engaging for students everywhere. Our partnerships with leading academic publishers and institutions mean we get to make a direct impact on the education system through innovative technology.

What is the job?

Our UX/UI Designer will work closely with product managers and developers and will be focused on research, strategy, prototyping, and user testing for a web-based education platform. You will be responsible for:

  • Simplify complex content and ideas into functional, usable interfaces

  • Ensure existing UI guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product

  • Conduct and/or participate in product usability tests with users

  • Ability to quickly prototype clear, usable designs

  • Translate low fidelity wireframes/UX prototypes into effective and appealing interfaces

  • Proactively recognize UX/UI gaps in design and propose solutions

  • Participating in research and user strategy for a growing education platform

What are we looking for?

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is passionate about user experiences and making an impact in the higher education market. Candidates should have at least 3+ years of experience in user experience design and/or user interface design preferably with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, or a similar technical field. Additional requirements include:

  • Detailed understanding of best practices in product design

  • Ability to leverage new technology, find unexpected ideas, and push the boundaries in solving UX problems with continued innovation

  • Demonstrated understanding of designing across platforms/devices

  • Demonstrated skills creating process flows, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, and other UX deliverables

  • Experience with design tools (Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.) and prototyping tools (InVision, Axure, etc.)

  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities and deadlines while being adaptable to the changing needs of the business

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with:

    • Current trends for UX/UI design and data visualization

    • Agile and/or Scrum development methods

    • Conducting or managing usability tests to validate design

    • Managing style guides and pattern libraries for large, complex projects

What do we have to offer?

RedShelf's team is passionate, entrepreneurial-minded and serious about making an impact in higher ed. We are committed to our mission of improving education, and that commitment flows through in everything we do.

We offer an engaging office culture and frequent onsite and offsite events including video game tournaments, intermural sports teams, happy hours, volunteer work, and more. We also provide our team with competitive compensation packages including company stock options. 

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RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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