Kalon.Tech is a team of talented developers who creates world-class digital products for startups all over the world. Kalon.Tech was spun-off during last year, we have 7 people and growing fast.

Our studio is currently at early growth stages and we are looking for a key member (Senior UX/UI designer) to contribute to help us create thoughtful bespoke products and, collaboratively lead our design process. In addition, this is an opportunity to become part of our story and our tight family.

About the Studio

CERO is a design and development studio with an office in the center of Kyiv. We are a young team with a huge appetite for self-development and continuous improvement. We absolutely love creative design and experimenting with new techniques. We take projects of varying complexity and we try to do our best to prioritize aesthetics, not only user experience.

The Role

As a UX/UI Designer to join our design team, you will be expected to have the ability to translate design research -as a result of applying a design thinking approach- into on-paper sketches followed by wireframes, colorful mockups and clickable prototypes using design system components.

You will also be expected to be able to articulate and communicate on good visual aesthetics and be adventurous yet knowledgeable about putting them into practice. You will be expected to constantly be aware of the latest trends and share and advocate for learning and/or teaching them to the team.

Besides, you will be expected to prepare visual design presentations and present them to the team to receive critique that will help you improve the design direction. To do this, you will work very closely with the Creative Director and discuss different ideas and contribute to enrich the creative and design process, including the projects we are working on. The candidate for this role has to be highly self-motivated and self-managed, organized, extremely creative and passionate about design, always open to critique and feedback, and exceptionally collaborative.

You, the candidate, along with the Creative will be the primary responsible for keeping a collaborative approach among your peers, including developers and product managers and you'll be comfortable with speaking during every standup.

Responsibilities:

- Possess outstanding and practical understanding of human-centered design and design principles such as alignment, repetition, contrast, hierarchy, balance and negative space.
- Plan and conduct design sprints that include: HMW questions, user journeys, user personas, site maps, storyboards, process flow and general information architecture.
- Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
- Collaborate with UX designer to create, prototype, and present visually creative and sophisticated low to high fidelity wireframes, clickable prototypes and presentations that include pixel-perfect mockups.
- Be instrumental in collaborating closely with our Creative Director, UX Designer, Illustrator, and Marketing Specialist to build bespoke mobile and desktop services and/or applications, and digital content.
- Possess strong understanding and practical knowledge of color application, combination and execution.
- Be able to identify and improve inconsistent UI and interactions throughout the product to ensure the seamless and intuitive user experience
- Be extremely comfortable with moodboarding and soliciting and incorporating feedback.
- Clearly and effectively articulate design decisions and best practices during design critiques and UX/UI reviews.
- Contribute with new creative ideas and concepts to existing and upcoming projects and maintain high levels of direct communication with the team.
- Propose, create, maintain and update a baseline design system

Requirements:

- 2+ years proven experience in leading design.
- Must have Upper-Intermediate English level. The candidate must feel extremely comfortable communicating in English. All internal communications are also carried in English.
- Must be creative and passionate about visual communication design and visual aesthetics. Eager to test new waters and try something new.
- Must have demonstrated ability to design conceptualizing and prioritizing out of the box design and executing excellent visual design skills.
- Must have demonstrated ability to collaborate with the team and work in a collaborative culture and supportive environment where everyone is an equal.
- Must have the ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers.
- Must have proficiency with standard design software and remote collaboration software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Figma, Adobe AE, Invision, Miro)
- Must have experience in designing responsive and/or adaptive user interfaces.
- Must have experience in ideating and creating multiple UI variations with prototyping first mindset.
- Must have an eye for detail and the ability to create consistent experiences while utilizing a UI/UX design system.
- Must have thorough understanding of design principles, interaction design, typography, and grids.
- Must have strong familiarity with design thinking and human-centered design.
- Must have growth mindset and willingness to listen, learn and continuously improve.
- Must have good time-management skills and ability to self-manage effectively in a remote environment.
- Must have a portfolio demonstrating interaction design process and thinking and showcasing the candidate's excellent visual design skills. Preferably not just SaaS products.

Plus, but not critical:

1. Previous experience with catalog/look book design and marketing material design preferred.

2. Comfort with (or working knowledge)of motion design/graphics

Work conditions:

- Work at the office in the heart of Kiev
- Competitive salary
- Tightly-knit team young ambitious team
- Opportunity for growth and self-development
- Flexible working hours
- Mac equipment
- Monthly game nights and mingling activities.

If you feel that you meet all the requirements, apply for the position right now:) Just send your CV and Portfolio and we will contact you as soon as possible:)
Про компанію Kalon.Tech
Kalon.Tech is a team of talented developers who creates world-class digital products for startups all over the world. Kalon.Tech was spun-off during last year, we have 7 people and growing fast.

About Kalon.Tech

Kalon.Tech is a team of talented developers who creates world-class digital products for startups all over the world. Kalon.Tech was spun-off during last year, we have 7 people and growing fast.

Job posted on 26 April 2021
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