User Experience Designer

| Santa Monica

As a UX Designer at OPSkins, you will be creating innovative experiences for web that redefine how our customers (gamers) interact with the OPSkins marketplace. We are looking for a user-experience (UX) designer able to understand our business requirements and any technical limitations, as well as be responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews and surveys, and translating them into sitemaps, user flows, customer journey maps, wireframes, mockups and prototypes.

The UX designer will take creative direction from the UX manager, implementing direction and vision into wireframes while working with the frontend team.

The ideal candidate will be a detail oriented user-centered design practitioner who is excited to solve real user problems through an iterative approach on one of OPSkins most fast-paced and innovative teams.

Objectives

  • Help build out new customer onboarding experience for OPSkins Marketplace
  • Contribute to the design needs for Worldwide Asset Exchange WAX teams
  • Overhaul of the user management administrative dashboards
  • Work toward continuous improvement on rebuilding website pages and affiliate websites
  • Design icon arts, banner ads, and other web assets

Responsibilities

  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate the team and management’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.

Requirements

  • Three to five 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 Balsamiq, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to work with team to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet projects’ needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • 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.
  • Extensive experience in using UX/UI best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding in designing for e-commerce.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centric design.
  • Experience working in Agile environment and utilizing project management tools such as Jira.

Bonus Points

  • Stellar UX portfolio showcasing prior work with transaction based UI’s (eCommerce, Marketplaces, SAAS)
  • Expertise in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Being able to serve it up into a code-able, logic framework design
  • Examples of work you’ve completed with pixel perfect design
  • Graphic design and prototyping skills
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Location

Located at Third Street Promenade with nearby shopping, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and the Metro Expo Line.
1207 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

Costa Rica. Vegas. Bahamas. Our company offsites are amazing and really let you know your co-workers.

Brent

Director, Product Marketing

What is your vision for the company?

When Lambo? When Moon?

Jason

CFO

What projects are you most excited about?

We are the largest ecommerce company in the world that accepts cryptos. So we actually know a lot about the consumer behavior of owning and depositing cryptos. When people say there's no use case for cryptocurrencies other than speculative holding, I say, 'Yeah, well you don't know our industry.'

William

CEO

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
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