UI Designer

ProductFull TimeCanada, Remote, ON

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Who We Are:


Narcity Media is a digital-only media publication that owns and operates Narcity.com and Mtlblog.com. We connect with millions of millennials monthly on our websites, social channels, and app.


Why Narcity:


We are a group of passionate creative individuals who are devoted to creating the best content for our readers and clients. We are on a mission to revolutionize local news and travel globally.


Mission:


Narcity.com is looking for a motivated and creative UI Designer to join our rapidly expanding Product team. The UI Designer will play a pivotal role in our daily operations by managing the visual output experience for our products, and they will report to our UX Designer.


We are seeking a results-driven and organized self-starter. They are excited to be involved in every aspect of the digital creation process. They will be responsible for developing consistent visual experiences that address our business and user needs. Additionally, they will have the freedom to use their full range of interaction and design skills, from brainstorming to tweaking pixels before a launch (and more).


The right person should have experience translating project scopes and user insights into a clean, high-quality user interface. They should also be solutions-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Most importantly, they should be passionate about working alongside like-minded creatives on an enthusiastic team.


Before applying, please visit our sites to get a feel for what kind of company we are! We have four: MTLBlog, Narcity Canada, Narcity USA, and Narcity Québec.


Outcomes:

  • Manage all UI initiatives at Narcity Media and work closely with the Product, Design, and Engineering teams to ensure uniformity while respecting industry best practices.
  • Create clean, consistent UI surfaces and wireframes with excellent usability, while respecting UX recommendations and technical constraints.
  • Design, prototype, and test multiple ideas quickly to validate product UI/UX direction.
  • Conduct optimized layout adjustments to digital products (e.g. newsletter, responsive web products, and app) based on user feedback & research.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UI problems (e.g. responsiveness).
  • Develop moodboards for various design needs and requirements throughout business.
  • Ensure consistency with branding and marketing efforts and help to establish design guidelines for future product initiatives.

Track record:

  • 1-3 years of experience doing visual/UI design for web, desktop or mobile applications.
  • Portfolio of relevant UI design work from shipped products/ apps/ services.
  • Some combination of training and experience in UI design.
  • Ability to work with industry tools such as Figma, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
  • A background in visual design, product design, along with a basic technical knowledge and UX constraints.

You are:

  • Creativity/innovation: Generates new and innovative approaches to their work every single day.
  • Flexibility/adaptability: adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions in both the company and the media industry. Copes effectively with complexity and change
  • Teamwork: Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Strategic thinking/visionary: able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way. Determines opportunities through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.

Position Type:


This is a permanent position based anywhere in Canada because we are a flexible-first company. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.


We offer many perks such as a remote office, wellness fund, phone and internet allowance, extensive benefit package and a competitive salary.


Salary:


$50 000 - $60 000


More About Us


The name Narcity comes from the belief that we should all be narcissists for our city. Narcity is the spark that connects you with the awesome city where you live. Every single day, you can discover what's new, what's now, and what's next, and the tools you need to uncover the people, places, and passions that power your city.


Why do what we do every day? Because your city matters.


If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply, we can’t wait to talk with you!