Position: UI/UX Designer and Graphic Artist
Location: Arlington, VA
Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available
Clearance Type: None
When you see a reset button on a web form, do you reflexively open Chrome Dev Tools and delete the HMTL? Do logos with gradients make you cringe? Are you tired of parallax scrolling yet? Do you wonder what developer with anger issues put the Delete button right next to the Save button? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, we might have a job for you. We build custom web applications that are highly data-centric. (Think “tables,” not “dendrograms.”) Our software supports complex workflows that often confuse the experts. Our challenge is to constantly rethink our interfaces to make our software beautiful, informative, and a pleasure to use. Frankly, it hurts our brains.
Secondary Responsibilities Work with our business development team to improve the web site, support collateral, build marketing materials, design templates, and other business artifacts. Update job knowledge by researching new technologies, software products, and design approaches.
That’s where you come in. You’re patient and polite, so you don’t want to offend anyone, but finally you have to put up a hand and ask, “Why did you pick a 6pt font when you have all that white space?” A fair question.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and creative designer with a broad interest in making stunning software even where it’s not expected. We want someone who can instantly critique a webpage, application dashboard, or widget from both a design and a usability standpoint, but also someone who can plan and execute a full discovery, design proposal, wire frame, and style guide project. Ideally, our designer would have some usability and user experience testing background.
It all begins with a portfolio that shows off your design skills, even if those were just ideas that never saw code. We’d prefer an online portfolio, but we can also take digital art via email if you don’t yet have your own site. Then we’d like you to head over to NOAA’s US Daily Summaries Map, spend no more than 10 minutes exploring the data set, and write up a one paragraph critique of the interface. Your choice of whether you want to focus on design, usability, criticism, suggestions, or something else. Armed with your critique, apply at Monster, uploading your resume that includes your portfolio link (if you have one), and putting the critique in your cover letter.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Ideal Candidate will have:
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DIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Interested? Email us your critique at email@example.com with your resume and we’ll contact you!