Company: Nasty Gal
Position: UI Designer Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA Compensation: DOE
Gal is a privately-held global eCommerce style destination catering to
an international cult of obsessed, super stylish girls. In just six
short years, Nasty Gal has grown over 10,000% in world-wide sales with
no slowing in sight. We specialize in one-of-a-kind true vintage pieces
as well as new clothing, shoes, and accessories from independent designers from around the world. We're an entrepreneurial-minded and driven team considered a leader in the online fashion space.
Nasty Gal is seeking a seasoned UIDesigner to
help lead our efforts in creating a first-class user experience on our
website as well as our mobile platforms. You are responsible for
creating the look & feel and design mock-ups
based on user stories and product specifications. You will actively
collaborate with the UX lead and product stakeholders, as well as members from
our creative and technology groups to create innovative design solutions that impact millions of users and the business. A firm understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles is crucial. Ideal candidates should also have a healthy sense of humor, a fondness for detail-oriented design, and are able to take criticism with a positive attitude.
In this role you will...
Conceptualize and create design solutions (Mock up & PSDs) that address both primary user goals as well as business goals
Refine, maintain and enforce our current design guidelines and strategies
Develop and document detailed user experience specifications for highly interactive interfaces
Adeptly handle changing priorities throughout a product life cycle
Work strategically with and present your design solutions to the creative & product teams
Support in user research and usability testing
4+ years of professional experience creating engaging, user-friendly designs for large-scale projects as an interaction designer
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Advanced experience with standard tools of the design trade such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, HTML/CSS
An online portfolio that demonstrates a strong visual, interaction design skills
Relevant domain experience in eCommerce a plus
Experience designing native iOS/ Android apps or mobile web a plus
Los Angeles is home to one of the largest volunteer-run User Experience (UX) professional development organization in the world. The Los Angeles User Experience Meetup has more than 3,000 members. Since the organization was founded on April 21, 2007 by Lynn Boyden, Chris Chandler, Craig Nakano and Weston Thompson, over 50 events have been held for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, Interaction Designers, UX Researchers, Usability Analysts and Engineers and others interested in UX-related topics. Our events are open to the public, are usually free and range in size from small gatherings to events with 400 attendees. Some of the topics covered since 2007 have been accessibility, taxonomy, internet technology, lean UX, Customer Experience (CX), mobile design, prototyping and much more. The group also partners with other local UX groups to put together events. A listing of the other UX organizations in the area can be found on this Quora thread.
Throughout the years, many UX professionals in the Los Angeles area have contributed substantial time and effort to grow the community. In particular, these leaders played a crucial part in the group's history: