UX/UI Designer - Cape Town
11 days ago
Are you an ambitious and effective UX and UI designer who enjoys problem-solving, thrives within a fast growing tech environment, and can manage complex projects?
Description of the company
Specno is South Africa's leading development agency and is on a mission to become the industry standard for innovation development. We are a collaborative team of talented individuals that deliver UX & UI designs for world-class tech solutions.
We are looking for UX and UI designers with a good mixture of a creative and analytical brain and the desire to make a difference in the tech sector. All of our projects go through the prototyping and planning phase before they move into development. Within the design phase, we have many sub-phases to the process. Typically a system analyst / ux designer will start with the scoping and requirements gathering.
Next we move into research and ideation, where our analysts are actually coming up with a solution and a business model and understanding the market. From here our UX/UI designers will be given the research document, site map, and userflows - and it is then up to them to do low fidelity wireframing, mood boarding, and then prototyping.
Your role is the wow factor - the thing that sells clients/investors/users on the idea. Our internal slogan is that we make dank sh*t. We need you to understand the end-users, the business goals, and how systems flow in order to create a simple, sexy, and intuitive app design.
Because we are an agency we are also typically working on 9 - 12 projects at any one time, and you will be bouncing from several projects per month gaining vast experience in multiple industries. You will also be working in a team and will be expected to help us come up with solutions and processes to help manage the growth of the design division.
We have grown from a team of 2 to a team of 22 in less than two years. We did this by hiring the types of people who do excellent work, 100% of the time, and who aren't satisfied with traditional career growth, those who really want to push themselves and the company far ahead of what is expected. If you want to read more of the values we expect of our people you can do so here: ****@*****.***
An ideal candidate would have:
An impressive digital portfolio showcasing prototypes that have that WOW factor
The ability to analyze a client’s vision, the problem they’re trying to solve, their end-users, their competitors, their budget, their minimal viable product, and how their system might scale
A passion for designing products with purpose and great user experience
Strong communication skills and can confidently explain UX decisions to clients and gather feedback
Degree from institutions like Red & Yellow, or AAA, Stellenbosch, UCT, Vega, CTCA, or relevant industry experience.
A knack for learning new concepts, team player, driven, self-managing, curious, and hungry to continuously improve
At a startup you drive the culture, your reap what you sow, you get out what you put in so we are looking for someone who wants to build a company that inspires them and raises the industry standard for the work we do.
Responsibilities will include:
System analysis, research, wireframing, prototyping
Finding creative solutions to complex web application challenges
Possible general graphic design work
Learn the development process, agile methodology and work in synergy with the development team
Manage time and deadlines and leading the team to efficient project delivery that meets our high-quality standards.
Work towards constantly improving our processes, brand, yourself and the team. We never want to stagnate and we expect our team to take ownership of where they can be pushing the company forward.
Awesome company culture:
Flexible working hours, generous leave policy, remote and international relocation opportunities
Great working conditions
Challenging projects with realistic deadlines and resources to accomplish your tasks
Continuous learning opportunities and great career trajectory
Team lunches and after-work socials
A lot of trust and no micro-management
Job type: Short term contract or permanent position.
Competitive salary with growth far above market.