Freelance Experience Designer

| Greater LA Area
We’re BCG Digital Ventures
We invent, build and invest in startups with the world’s most influential companies. We are an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, product managers, and marketers that redefines limits, seeks differences, embraces risks, and builds partnerships. We look for creativity, craftsmanship, and the ability to solve difficult problems. Our passion is building products and services for new companies that improve people’s lives. We believe that every individual can have a significant impact in creating innovative products. Together, we are helping corporations own the next horizon of innovation. 
 
The Role: Experience Designer
Experience Designers drive UX strategy and interaction design to create products that engage and inspire. They have a strong understanding of design thinking, human-centered design, human computer interaction, and are fluent in the latest technology trends. They are innovative problem solvers, self-starters, and strong collaborators who excel in a fast paced environment.

The Responsibilities

  • Participate in concept sessions leveraging ethnographic research and design thinking.
  • Introduce trends and exemplars across a variety of emerging technologies like AI, IoT, VR, and AR.
  • Balance customer frictions and needs with our client’s business goals, market viability, and technical feasibility.
  • Hands on delivery of concepts, personas, user journeys, storyboards, system maps, user flows, wireframes, visual design comps, and prototypes with Sketch, Adobe CS, InVision, and other tools.
  • Incorporate user research and usability testing to iterate on product solutions.
  • Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary teams including management consultants, product managers, engineers, marketers, and corporate executives.
  • Communicate the product’s vision and articulate design decisions and trade-offs to partners and clients, both verbally and visually.
  • Partner with Engineering to ensure designs are properly implemented.
  • Work with Marketing to develop brand guidelines, online advertising, and websites.
  • Contribute to the Design cohort through knowledge-sharing and presentations with other Designers.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Experience Design experience preferred.
  • Working experience with Sketch, Adobe CS, and InVision.
  • Proven experience delivering concepts, personas, user journeys, storyboards, user flows, wireframes, prototypes, etc.
  • Exceptional communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Excellent people management skills to collaborate with colleagues and cross-functional teams.
  • A self-starter with an ability to excel in a dynamic, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • A ready, online portfolio.

Why BCG Digital Ventures?At BCG Digital Ventures, people are passionate about the future of products and new businesses. We seek to enrich people’s lives through our work. BCG DV also offers casual work environment, full medical/dental insurance, paid time off, flexible work hours and travel. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime. BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law.

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Location

We sit at the center of the El Segundo/Manhattan Beach tech community, walking distance to dozens of eateries and less than 2 miles from the beach.

An Insider's view of BCG Digital Ventures

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Center is an interesting mix of east-coast grit and west-coast chill. There’s always something new to explore and learn, as most DVers have a wealth of business and life experience. Lunches (and occasional late night dinners) are eaten family style and the people are supportive, which helps us all keep calm during high-stress situations.

Lydia

Strategic Designer

What does your typical day look like?

One week I am flying to a far flung city to understand big customer and market frictions, the next week we are ideating on how we solve these challenges. By far, some of the most interesting and fast paced work I have ever been part of.

Louis

Senior Venture Architect

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I came to DV from an event background and was hesitant to take a job as an Executive Assistant – I had never been an assistant before and didn't know the ropes. Over time, I was encouraged by my line manager and others to take on new challenges and my responsibilities grew to managing all center events, furthering the DV vision alongside Joe Takai.

Lisa

Center Project Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I maintain multiple (8+) mentor relationships across functional groups and at all levels of seniority. This enables me to have 1 on 1 conversations biweekly or monthly where I can listen to questions, concerns, and aspirations, and also share my vision or objectives.

Hans

Partner

How does the company support your career growth?

Long-term career success is determinant on you making a name for yourself-- not only at DV on the project you're on, but longer term in the industry. I always try to find ways for my team to develop their personal brands and show them off as experts. Our employees' personal growth, visibility and brand is just as important as our ventures.

Tony

Product Director

What are BCG Digital Ventures Perks + Benefits

BCG Digital Ventures Benefits Overview

Employee well-being = Priority #1

Nothing matters more to us than the success and well-being of our employees. That is why we pair our comprehensive and competitive benefit options with a broad range of localized incentives and advantages that come with life at DV.

We’re focused on creating tools and resources that will help you live a healthy and balanced life, and our generous regional benefits encourage you to spend time with the people and hobbies that inspire you the most.

We want you to plan your life’s journey with us and engage in creative learning opportunities at global scale. Venture with us today, and you’ll enjoy all of the benefits DV has to offer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
In addition to a traditional 401(K) offering, BCG Digital Ventures offers a Profit Sharing Retirement Fund, which contributes an additional 7% of your base salary to a retirement fund on your behalf.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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