Hey! Paper Leaf is an award-winning digital product agency located in Edmonton, AB. We design & develop innovative custom websites, web applications, and mobile applications –and we are looking to add a full-time UX/UI Designer to our current team to help us do that. We have a fun, relaxed & flexible environment; a tight-knit team where your voice is heard; a variety of challenging, rewarding, and creative work; and room for professional development. It’s a good place to be.
We work on projects for clients across the globe, and you’ll be working on a team that values high-quality execution – not one that is hellbent on burning you out and churning out as much work as possible. You can learn more about our work on the Portfolio page, our team on our About page, and get a good vibe of our culture from our Instagram feed. Sometimes mission statements are bogus, but we believe in ours: to help businesses and organizations grow through elegant execution of design and technology.
As well, we believe that diversity in all regards contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently improve Paper Leaf and the work we do. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our team wherever we can and we actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of it.
The UX/UI Designer position is mainly responsible for the strategy & execution of web & mobile projects (mobile apps, web apps and websites). This includes wireframing; prototyping; workflow mapping; visual design; design systems; client communication; user testing; and more. You might work on some print design and general graphic design as needed too, if you have those chops (but it’s a real rarity).
Keys to Success
The UX/UI Designer needs to be involved early on, and throughout the entire process of a project. They frequently need to touch base with: the Design Director in order to maintain project quality and value; the Project Manager to stay on schedule & on budget; and the project Developers for iterative collaboration to ensure decisions made at the creative level aren’t negatively impacting Development’s role in the project.
You are the type of person who:
- has at least two years of U/UI design experience under their belt (websites, web apps, mobile apps)
- gets as much satisfaction out of problem solving as you do visual design
- has a sense of personal responsibility & organization
- is supremely detail-oriented – you notice when a form field is misaligned by 2 pixels and it drives you bananas
- can unpack a problem and use design to solve it
- has exceptional visual design skills
- cares about the user experience (empathy FTW!) as much as how something looks
- thinks ahead to foresee project requirements
- works well in a team and communicates effectively (in both written & verbal mediums)
- can foster collaboration with various types of roles and people
- isn't afraid to ask questions
Your technical skills/experience:
- Figma or Sketch for interface design
- InVision or similar prototyping/design collaboration tools
- Mac OSX
- Google Apps for Business
- HTML/CSS skills (you don’t need to ship production code, but knowing the basics is a must)
- Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Fonts, Photoshop, Illustrator)
The details of the job:
- F/T position (9ish to 5ish, M-F)
- Current: working remotely during COVID; Future: working out of our downtown office
- Flexibility to work from home
- Competitive salary, dependent on experience
Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:
- user Testing & User Interviews
- wireframing & Prototyping
- workflow mapping
- application architecture
- application interface design (we work in Figma!) – layout, styling, file preparation for responsive web apps and websites
- mobile design (iOS & Android apps)
- client presentations (our designers present present a lot of in progress work to clients usually at progress review meetings every 2 weeks)
- tracking time (it sucks, but it’s necessary)
- collaborating with team members
- and some other fun designy/business stuff.
We are always on the look out for the right candidates, and will be contacting those we wish to bring in for an interview.