Skyword is seeking an innovative and passionate UI Designer to join our Technology team in our Pittsburgh, PA office. The UI Designer will design the look and feel of a content marketing web platform and create, maintain, and enforce a pattern library. This designer will work closely with UI designers, UX architects, engineers, and product managers to create fresh and innovative designs.
By joining Skyword, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a fast growing organization with significant opportunity for advancement.
Design refined web application layouts, graphical elements, and prototypes from wireframes and product specifications
Create design templates and working prototypes that can be used by the engineering, UI, and UX teams to create applications that are usable and visually appealing
Ensure consistency of site appearance via a pattern library and established standards
Use knowledge of current web technology and user-interface design standards to identify areas of opportunity and improvement on the site
Interact with the engineering team to ensure feasibility, proper scope, and time-to-market tradeoffs
Manage a large body of work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent visual design skills
Work closely with developers to translate UI designs into a stylized and templated CSS
An eye for detail, a passion for consistency, and excellent organizational skills
Knowledge of front-end frameworks, preferably Bootstrap
Experience using InVision, Axure, Sketch or other prototyping tools
Solid understanding of user-centered design principles
Ability to excel in a team-oriented environment and develop strong working relationships across the organization
Solid decision making and exceptional written and oral communication skills
Experience using Agile Scrum methodologies
Familiarity with usability testing and best practices
Experience using JIRA or other issue ticketing systems
Knowledge of content management systems and social networking platforms and an understanding of the content marketing space and search engine optimization (SEO) preferred
Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
Bachelors degree in web design, graphic design, human computer interaction, computer science or related field
2+ years experience in visual user interface design with a year or more focused on a single platform preferred
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary; medical, dental, life, 401k and disability insurance plans; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays and an open, friendly work environment.
Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketing programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, New York City and Miami.
Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.