SFM believes that our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. We offer our employees an excellent benefit package to help them be successful in navigating their work/life journey. SFM is growing and is adding a UX/UI Designer to assist with enhancing the User Experience. In this position you will focus on improving the user experience of the organization’s websites and applications. You will design user interfaces at all stages from concept to high fidelity, informed by user research and knowledge of visual and interactive design principles. Bring your talent for visual and interactive design to a growing team that’s bringing value to the company through improved user experiences. SFM offers a hybrid work environment, but applicants must live in Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin.
What You Will Be Doing
Designs user interfaces at all stages from concept to low fidelity to high fidelity, iterating along the way based on user research.
Conducts and assists with research in coordination with UX team leader and UX researcher.
Identifies and defines user problems, needs and desires, designing solutions to address them, and iterating as needed until evaluation shows the problem/need/desire has been met.
Defines and maintains design standards for websites in coordination with Communications and Information Services teams.
Provides useful interface design specifications to developers and members of the communications team.
Collaborates with the UX team leader and UX researcher to develop strategies to solve user problems through an iterative research and design process.
Collaborates with stakeholders and developers with varying degrees of knowledge of user-centered design principles and UX methodologies.
Acts as an enthusiastic, yet patient advocate for user-centered design practices throughout the organization.
Analyzes user testing data and determines what changes should be made to the product.
Meets required deadlines as needed to align with desired development and release schedules.
What We’ll Love About You
A Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Education or design training in a field related to UX/UI design is a plus.
2+ years of design experience.
Experience managing projects with limited oversight as an individual contributor.
WordPress experience is a plus.
Knowledge in principles of visual and interactive design and user-centered design methodologies, including accessibility and mobile-friendly design.
Ability to balance aesthetics with usability and other aspects of user experience to create elegant, functional, on-brand and professional visual designs.
Ability to handle design work at all stages of the design process including defining the problem, concepting, wireframing, prototyping and creating high-fidelity final products.
Proficient in prototyping tools such as Figma or Adobe XD and visual design tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
Strong communicator (written, verbal and listening) who is adept at working with customers and stakeholders.