Creative Team

UX Designer

Washington, District of Columbia   |   Full time

Graphicacy, a design and interactive web development studio, is recruiting an experienced designer to join our team. 


The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about visual storytelling. They will be capable of designing cutting-edge digital experiences for Graphicacy’s clients to continue to set Graphicacy apart as a leader in innovative and well designed digital products. 


We are a small team that works fast — as such, we want to work with people who are forward thinking, self-motivated and excited about new opportunities.

About the role

  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.

  • Facilitate the client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.

  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.

  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.

  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.


About you

  • Three or more years of UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.

  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Sketch, Adobe XD, InVision, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.

  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.

  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.

  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.

  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.

  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.

  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.

  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.

  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.

  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.

  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.


Bonus points

  • Experience with analytics

  • Experience in digital journalism

  • Any background in working with data and/or data visualization

  • Some facility with and/or understanding of Javascript frameworks like Angular

  • Some facility with and/or understanding of visualization libraries like D3

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