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UI / UX Designer

Blavity is looking to grow the Creative team.  

We are a venture-funded technology and new media company. We have assembled an amazing team of passionate, high-energy, focused rock-stars who cultivate our community and advance our strategic direction and we are looking for new people to help us continue to grow. Blavity is changing the landscape of media representation by building the world’s largest digital community for Millennials of Color. Blavity was founded in 2014 around a simple idea: Enable Black millennials to tell their own stories.

Today, we average over 3 Million monthly unique visitors, generate 33 Million +monthly social impressions, and distribute our message across all of the major social media platforms. We are based in Downtown LA with team members working across the world.

Blavity is seeking top performing, multidisciplinary designers that can strengthen the foundations of our digital platforms. As a UX/UI Designer at Blavity, you will work closely with other designers, developers, product managers and producers to create a cohesive, sticky product experiences for our community across desktop, mobile, and branded content.

Blavity has a fierce entrepreneurial culture where you can lead your own design explorations and research-based enhancements. Ideal candidates will have a passion for the topics covered by Blavity and experience designing digital systems. This role is based in Los Angeles and will require some travel.  

Responsibilities

  • Develop concepts and execute with pixel-level precision
  • Create and communicate all aspects of user experience and user interaction using design mood boards, storyboards, interactive page layouts, site grids, wireframes, interface demos, flow charts
  • Participate in brainstorming and other idea-generating team sessions
  • Digital production and asset management, including cutting graphics for optimal across web and social
  • Work closely with other designers, software developers, product managers and producers to create a cohesive, sticky product experience for our customer
  • Multi-task and work efficiently under pressure

Requirements

  • 3+ years of strong interactive/digital work experience
  • Equipped with experience, visual, interaction, and brand design skills
  • High fidelity UI and graphic design skills
  • Strong foundation in grid and typographic systems
  • Healthy knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript systems
  • Rapid prototyping skills
  • User research skills
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Openness to a healthy diet of critique and constructive feedback
  • Must be open to travel as needed
  • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and the culture of Millennials of Color

Nice-to-haves

  • Motion design and animation
  • Illustration
  • Photography or videography skills
  • Fine or Graphic Arts degree
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