UI/UX Intern
Location
Flexible - Headquarters (Downtown Los Angeles) and Ohio
Position Type
UI/UX Intern
Description
The UI/UX intern will work closely with the Product Manager and the Senior Development team to flush out a better and new navigational path to improve the user experience, that will eventually lead to higher conversion rates.
Responsibilities
  • Conceptualizing, wireframing, and executing new and existing features for our core products.
  • Assisting with the creation of designs for mobile, desktop, and other platforms.
  • Ability to negotiate and articulate the "why" of design decisions.
  • You'll need to convince, to disagree confidently, and take and give straightforward criticism.
  • Listen to users, identify their needs, and respond to how they act.
  • Design mock-ups, functional wireframes, product/site architecture, page flows and screen layouts with consideration given to user-centered design (UCD) processes.
  • Proactively recommend concepts and enhancements in order to continuously improve the electronic brand experience.
  • Help conduct usability testing to determine how designs are accepted by end users.
  • Validate designs with customers and stakeholders in order to drive iterative improvements.
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

  • The following qualifications are required:
  • Ability to design workflows and wireframes (OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, Mockflow, etc.), and mock-up engaging user interfaces (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A current portfolio demonstrating a user-centered design (UCD) approach and strong problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of cross-browser limitations and differences (IE8, IE9, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari).
  • Experience utilizing website analytics tools to inform decisions.
  • Familiarity with SEO techniques.
  • Familiarity with social media and viral marketing concepts.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and complete work within allocated time frames.
  • Extremely detail oriented and passionate about putting out your absolute best work.
  • You have impeccable taste in all things design.
  • Obsessive about good typography. Comic Sans and Papyrus are your mortal enemies.
  • Experience in layout and color theory.
  • Love reading and learning about current trends in design.
  • Development skills in HTML5/ CSS3, some JavaScript (jQuery) is a plus.
  • Experience designing e-Commerce workflows is a plus.
  • Compensation
    This is a paid internship with a solid potential for career growth in a stable company.
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