Craftsy/Sympoz Inc.

User Experience (UX) Designer

Type of work: Full-Time
Location: Denver
Company URL: http://www.sympoz.com
Date Posted: April 22nd, 2013
Description:

Company Overview:

Sympoz, Inc. (powered by craftsy.com) is a Denver-based start-up at the intersection of online education, social communities, and e-commerce. We produce HD-quality classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, and more. The Craftsy platform enables passionate crafters around the world to learn from expert instructors – anywhere, any time – and to easily interact with instructors and classmates as they do. Learn it, make it, and even share it on craftsy.com,by posting projects for inspiration and feedback or selling in our free-to-list indie patterns marketplace. Just over a year old, with 95 classes and over one million users, Craftsy is already a leader in the social crafting space – and there’s so much more
to come!

Sympoz, was founded in May 2010 by an experienced executive team from eBay, Yahoo!, and ServiceMagic. The leadership is strong, and supports every employee in building and moving the company forward each day. We learn on the fly, and respond quickly to user feedback and ideas. The office is fast-paced and fluid, with the long hours start-ups are known for. But we like to have fun, too:like any good start-up, there are video games, rock concerts, paintball, and bottomless snacks.

Job Description:

We are seeking a UX Engineer who is passionate about creating great customer experiences. This vital role will be responsible for working with our Engineering team to design a learning platform and websites that are simple, fun, and intuitive. This is your chance to be part of an innovative environment and take your design and development skills to the next level.

Responsibilities include:

Development of user flow diagrams and wireframes.
Create high fidelity mockups demonstrating UI for a range of use cases.
Prepare cross-browser compliant HTML & CSS for engineering.
Collaborate with product managers to create graceful & creative solutions to complicated design needs on Craftsy.com and Sympoz.com platforms.
Work closely with engineers throughout implementation.
Collaborate with UX team to determine branding and style guidelines.

Experience / Education:

Advanced HTML & CSS. No hands ma! Your portfolio can demonstrate UI development from scratch without Flash, Dreamweaver, WordPress or other CMS.
Expert knowledge of Photoshop and/or Fireworks & Illustrator.
Demonstrated experience working through traditional UX design phases (wireframes/storyboards, mockups, HTML/CSS builds)
Minimum 2+ years agency/corporate experience in a UI/UX role.
Experience/Preference for working in fast-paced work environment
Mobile design/development experience a plus.
Java experience a plus.
BA/BFA/BS in graphic or studio arts, design, computer science or other applicable field

To Apply:

***Please send a cover letter, resume and a link to a web portfolio of your work to the address below. Please note that candidates without a web portfolio will not be considered - take the time to send us a great one!

Further Information:

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Commuter Benefits, and unlimited vacation/sick time

Craftsy is conveniently located in LoHi, with easy access to downtown, the Cherry Creek / Platte River bike path and I-25.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter directly on or website:
www.sympoz.com/jobs

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