We are looking for an expert designer to join our team full-time in Boston, Denver, San Francisco, and Stockholm. We're looking for the following skills in candidates in order of importance:
Our designers make web and mobile products for our clients. They are responsible for making sure the team builds the right product. They simplify and ship often. They work directly with users to gather feedback. They make decisions about how (or whether) to integrate that feedback.
We prioritize how the product works but also expect a high level of visual refinement. Our designers must have excellent understanding of grids, typography, color, and design principles in order to build high-quality, compelling products.
Our designers code. See Bourbon and Bourbon Neat for examples showing the level of their HTML/CSS expertise. They stay up-to-date with Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). We believe coding is critical in order to tighten feedback loops and iterate more often.
We have a strong teaching and learning culture. Our designers' coding skills improve every day. We welcome applicants with some combination of HTML/CSS/iOS skills, but believe we can teach these on the job moreso than product, interaction, or user experience design.
The competitive salary for the Designer position will depend on experience, and includes unlimited time off, medical benefits, 401k with matching and other excellent benefits, including relocation if needed.
We work 40 hours/week and provide unlimited time off. Creating well-designed, well-written software requires a well-rested mind and body. We do not want to burn out or inflict repetitive stress injuries. Fewer hours means we won't hit arbitrary or unrealistic deadlines.
Our fundamental expectation for ourselves is delivering excellent work for clients Monday-Thursday. We use Fridays for personal development, contributing to open source projects, mentoring apprentices, sharing lessons learned on the blog, and making internal tools to make our jobs easier and more fun.
The company is split up into small teams. Our ideal team is one designer, two Rails developers, one iOS developer, and an advisor. Each team focuses on only one client project at a time. The remainder of everyone's time is managed by each individual.