Product Designer II (REMOTE)

Tandem

Job Description

Our mission at Tandem is to help our clients solve business, customer, and social challenges through a co-creative process that results in meaningful improvements in the lives of users and the effectiveness of business. We're looking for an experienced UX and visual designer to join our team to help fulfill this mission.

The design consultant role at Tandem is all about collaborating with clients to help them solve meaningful business challenges. While this does involve designing usable and effective interfaces, this is only part of the job. Our consultants participate in client meetings, discovery sessions, human centered design discussions, and help with user research and feasibility in service of building products that fit with a customer's business.

Design consultants spend their days working directly with their clients in small teams of 3-6. They begin with research using human centered design methodologies, translating insights that a geared towards digital products, creating wireframes and design elements, and collaborating with developers. The environment and work is very team-oriented, highly visible, and focused on business value. And like all team members, the design consultant will exemplify Tandem's values in the execution of this work.

In this role you will...

  • Work closely with your teammates and customers (during and after the sales process) to discover the best possible product to solve customer needs
  • Participate in user research efforts through interviews, focus groups, and brainstorming
  • Storyboard and model product interactions
  • Create wireframes and prototypes for client and user testing
  • Design user interfaces for mobile, web, tablet, and devices
  • Collaborate with software developers to implement interface designs and maintain quality through design reviews
  • Learn new design tools and techniques as the industry and customer needs evolve

Requirements

Skills and Experience

  • 2-4 years within the digital industry
  • A strong visual design portfolio and personal aesthetic
  • Understanding of information architecture
  • Familiarity with designing for the web and mobile, and with responsive design concepts
  • Familiarity with data visualization and the communication of data through software interfaces
  • Solid grasp of the fundamentals of design: color, composition, typography, proportion, rhythm, and form
  • Basic understanding of business and the ability to fit design into a business context
  • Comfortable with user research: interviews, focus groups, brainstorming, etc
  • Storytelling with clients
  • Strong experience with design tools (Sketch, Adobe Suite, etc.)
Nice to have
  • Experience working closely with software engineers to explore feasibility and oversee design implementation
  • Comfortable with front-end web development in HTML and CSS
Personal Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills; we like to describe ourselves as concise, accurate, warm, but direct
  • Obsessive eye for detail
  • Proactive and self-directed
  • High degree of self-awareness and empathy

Benefits

  • Work with a highly collaborative and values-driven team
  • A competitive annual salary
  • 100% employer paid plans for medical plans for employee, spouse, and family
  • 100% employer paid plans for dental and vision for employee, spouse, and family
  • 100% employer paid life insurance policy
  • 100% employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • 3 weeks paid time off increasing by 1 week each year up to 5 weeks off
  • 3 paid conference days each year
  • 1 optional work-from-home day per week
  • Annual learning budget for conferences, books, trainings, etc
  • Yearly pre-tax transit benefit
  • Catered lunch or breakfast in-office multiple days per week
  • Healthy work/life balance with no overtime requests...work 40 hours, go home ;)
  • Eligibility to enroll in the Tandem retirement plan with 3% employer matching after 6 months of employment

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