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AppFolio is Hiring an Interaction Designer in Santa Barbara!

J.j. K.
user 14021300
Santa Barbara, CA
Post #: 2
The Interaction Designer helps to define and design innovative screen layouts and interactions for AppFolio’s award-winning SaaS products, spanning a multitude of vertical industries, in a fast-paced, agile environment. An evangelist for user-centered design, this individual has a unique talent and passion for building beautiful interfaces that are consistent in both branding and user experience.

As part of the User Experience team, the Interaction Designer collaborates with software engineers, product managers, usability analyst, and architects to design the user interface of our web applications. As part of a cross-functional, agile team, the Interaction Designer is also responsible for determining the appropriate amount and fidelity of up-front design, and supporting the team with increasing fidelity during prototype and development iterations.

Responsibilities:

  • Create wireframes, flow charts, prototypes, Photoshop mockups, and other deliverables as needed to effectively communicate and validate designs.
  • Collaborate on the planning and execution of usability studies to test concepts, validate core assumptions and design ideas
  • Drive the advancement from good usability to user delight through beautiful, cutting-edge visual design.
  • Act as the creative lead for the product, aligning the marketing and engineering teams to ensure brand and experience consistency across AppFolio’s portfolio of SaaS applications.
  • Facilitate whiteboard concepting and brainstorming as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Interact with real users for design insights and to validate sketches and prototypes.
  • Pair with engineers during development sprints to iterate on designs.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical aptitude, product common sense, and curiosity combined with a genuine love for products, people, and user experience
  • Strong portfolio of software design that demonstrates outstanding interaction and visual design skills.
  • Experience in creating UX deliverables such as scenarios, mockups, and wireframes with a thorough understanding of graphic design, page layout and typography.
  • Understanding of user research activities, such as interviews and usability testing, and their role in informing design decisions.
  • Knowledge of Agile UX and Lean UX methodologies and experience working in a highly collaborative, agile environment is a huge plus.
  • Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, etc.
  • Intermediate understanding of HTML/CSS, with direct experience optimizing design concepts around these technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in user experience or interactive visual design. BA in a design or digital media is preferred.


To Apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and examples of your work via the Jobvite at http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?b=nO5OfjwK&j=o0uVWfw5­
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