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UX Designer

We're looking for a great designer and strategist — someone who can balance an understanding of user experience with modern web design to help create beautiful and functional websites. Is it you?

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We’re growing our strategic design team, and we’re looking for someone who can balance an understanding of user experience with modern web design to help create beautiful and functional websites.

Here’s what we’re looking for: someone who understands the foundations of both user experience and web design, but can do so within the structure of a content-focused design system. We need someone who can make complicated websites both beautiful and easy to use. Who can help plan a responsive and accessible website, and then execute the design.

This is a design-forward, but strategy-dependent position. You should understand the concepts of user research, content strategy, and information architecture.

Responsibilities.

  • Create and communicate visual solutions for content-managed websites — both internally and client-facing.
  • Collaborate with the strategic design team to help build a strategic content and design plan.
  • Build design systems to act as a toolbox for the design process, leaning more toward blocks and elements than full-page templates.
  • Create design assets that can communicate the functionality of a website. This includes but not limited to: wireframes, mockups, style guides, etc. (We use Figma for wireframes and design files.)
  • Extend existing design systems for support clients and ongoing sites.
  • Provide design guidance and execution for internal sales and marketing needs, including occasional print, graphic, and social media design.
  • Maintain current skills and industry best-practices
  • Be accountable for tasks, track time, and keep team members in the loop
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with both teams and clients

What we’re looking for.

How much experience are we looking for? We’re not looking for any specific degrees or a certain number or years under your belt; talent is talent. Here’s some of what should describe you:

  • Has a strong eye for design and a desire to create user-centered, content-driven websites.
  • Understands the connection between good design and user goals.
  • Enjoys working on and with a team.
  • An understanding of how design and content fit within a content management system.

Bonus Points

  • Experience working to help uncover user needs and client goals is a major plus — this person will be working closely with our existing strategic design team to facilitate not only graphic design but also project goals, priorities, and content design.
  • Experience in grid systems/CSS frameworks (Bootstrap is our preference).
  • Experience working within a full-stack team — including how to communicate and stay consistent from client request and discovery through to development and launch using technologies like Slack and Figma — is wildly important.
  • A familiarity with building accessible websites is also welcome and appreciated.

Our values.

Blend believes that our clients deserve our honesty and integrity and that our office culture should reflect those values. We believe in five core values: passion, progress, integrity, advocacy, and authenticity.

Within the roles of UX Designer, you will work with the team and our clients in a way that reflects these core values. Passion for building great things on the internet. Progress in continuously furthering your knowledge base. Integrity to do the right thing, even if it means suffering negative impact. Advocacy in providing the right solution even if it's more challenging. Authenticity in never being afraid to admit to limitations and understanding that the right answer to a question is an honest one.

The successful candidate will be able to align with these core values, and in doing so our clients and projects will benefit.

The perks.

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • A formal profit-sharing plan, paid quarterly after the first year and based on company profits
  • Group Health Insurance offered through UnitedHealthcare
  • Vision and dental coverage through UnitedHealthcare Dental and Vision Service Plan
  • Simple IRA Plan with employer match 
  • Long Term Disability is provided at no additional cost to all employees 
  • Basic (employer-paid) Group Life and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Paid maternity & paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and WorkLife Services Benefit
  • Be Well @ Blend Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Hybrid work environment

To view our office and learn a little more about our culture at Blend, visit our Instagram.

Resources on the design process.

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May 26, 2022

Designing for Dark Mode

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Dark mode is increasingly becoming a part of modern web design. But is it right for your new site? Blend's lead designer Sam Otis talks through the benefits and potential pitfalls.

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Design Through Discovery: Blend's Strategic Design Philosophy

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Blend’s strategic design philosophy is one of Design Through Discovery: we design in a way that's usable, useful, and collaborative with those who will use and maintain the final product.

August 20, 2020

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