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UX Designer

Alley Interactive is a team of experienced developers, designers, and user experience architects who tackle the most complex challenges facing publishers, news organizations, and large-scale non-profit institutions.

We are seeking a User Experience (UX) Designer to join our growing UX + design practice.

At Alley, we believe that design and development must be closely aligned for a project to succeed, and that every project will be more efficient with a tightly integrated team. We believe that much of the design process should happen in the browser using front end technologies. As a UX Designer at Alley, you will be responsible for the visual design of our work.

We execute our work through agile sprints that move from design studios and ideation through prototyping to user testing and iteration. In any given sprint you will be planning future features, supporting back-end developers, and adjusting designs based on user research feedback.

Responsibilities

  • Create wireframes, prototypes, and visual designs that meet client goals, interpreting requirements, analytics, research, and industry best practices
  • Support our team as it implements your work through annotations and ongoing collaboration
  • Collaborate with our frontend development team to develop style tiles and style guides
  • Participate in design and development QA

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • A strong portfolio that includes wireframes and web design samples, showing your thought process as well as final deliverables
  • A solid understanding of the website development process
  • Familiarity with productivity tools including Google Apps and Slack
  • Comfort receiving and responding to peer feedback in our internal review process
  • Ability to meet deadlines across multiple projects

Bonus Points if

  • You have worked on large-scale news media and entertainment sites, for an agency, or on a distributed team
  • You know HTML and CSS
  • You want to work in the Northeast corridor, between Washington D.C. and Boston
  • You have a great presence with clients and have a knack for presenting your ideas

About Alley Interactive

We offer competitive salaries and company subsidized medical, dental and vision benefits. We also offer 401(k) with company matching, a profit sharing plan, and transportation and lunch benefits program.

We have no set hours and do not limit vacation or sick time (but we require everyone to take a minimum of two weeks off). We trust our team members to get their work done and take the time off they need to recharge.

Alley was born in New York City, and we have an office in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Our team members are free to work from the office, or out of their homes or a local coworking space. About a third of our team lives in the New York area, and the rest are spread around 18 other states and provinces (and counting).

Alley Interactive is an equal opportunity employer and we seek to increase diversity in the tech industry. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in this field.

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Please complete the application - be sure to send your resume, upload your portfolio (or include a link to it), and supply a few references.

Recruiters: Please do NOT contact us about this job. All hiring duties at Alley are carried out by our staff.

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