Designer User Interface

Vizzuality

Remote
Full time

We are looking for a creative UI Designer who will own and shape the user interface design of our digital products. If you have the ability to convey messages and information through illustrations, graphics, data visualisation and messages, we’d like to know more from you.

We are open for both junior and mid profiles. We are offering a salary range of 25K - 38K Euros (depending on your experience), and we are open to exploring full time and part-time contracts options (with a minimum of 50% time dedication) depending on the candidate's needs.

We have operations in Spain, Portugal and the UK, and at this moment, people are working remotely or at our office in Madrid. You are very welcome to join us if you are eligible to work in any of these three countries.

1. Would you like to be part of Vizzuality’s story?

Are you motivated by the desire to help build a sustainable planet for all life on Earth? Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Vizzuality’s purpose is to reach a fair and sustainable planet by creating tools that radically empower people to make positive changes now.

We are a world-leading technology, design and science agency. We design and develop data-driven tools and applications for international organisations that focus on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Inequality.

Solving such large and complex problems will bring you into contact with new technology and some of the world’s most interesting organisations and academics in machine learning, remote sensing, and planetary data. You’ll be working on projects like these:

https://www.globalforestwatch.org/
https://supplychains.trase.earth/
https://resourcewatch.org/
https://www.half-earthproject.org/maps/

2. Our Culture “This is how we do things here”

Our aim is to help the world become a better place, therefore we need to make sure we care about our people and give them the power to build great things. These are some of the principles that define our culture:

We Trust:
-Our team structure relies on self-organisation.
-We want to work with colleagues who don't have to look ‘up’ for approval, nor look ‘down’ and give instructions.
-As soon as you step inside, we will provide you with the best tools and technology, and then we will trust you to do great things.

We Delight:
-We use our deep understanding of people’s needs to spark delight.
-Our choices are based on science, research, and design principles.

We Care:
-For ourselves, our colleagues, the organisation.
-We know what we do is important and we have a strong sense of responsibility for the work we do.

We Grow:
-As we are always embarking on new projects and challenges, a continuous learning mindset and a “Can Do” attitude is a must
-We are conscientious, we focus on learning and achieving our goals
-We give power to people so they can make decisions, and plot their own paths with help from all around them

We have fun:
-We also know that you need to balance seriousness with fun.
-If you can make people smile you will be off to a great start!

We are a Self-Managed Organisation: Below you will find some characteristics that make people successful in an organisation like ours:
-Motivation: The willingness and aspiration to excel in the pursuit of unselfish, collective goals; deep personal humility and a focus on self-improvement.
-Curiosity: The instinct to seek new experiences, knowledge and feedback with an openness to learning and change.
-Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities.
-Engagement: The capacity to use emotion and reason to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people.
-Determination: The ability to pursue and work on difficult goals despite challenges.

3. A day in the life of a Designer at Vizzuality

You will be collaborating with a cross-functional team, including designers, researchers, engineers, scientists, communications, business developers, and project managers to ensure our branding is consistent and appealing, balancing elegant and engaging design with performance and effective data-driven insights, to make our projects attractive to our audiences.

You will also be using your experience to develop wireframes, visual elements and high fidelity prototypes to effectively conceptualize and communicate design strategies to clients and partners all around the world.

Some examples of specific tasks include:
-Design user-centered interaction models, wireframes or screen mockups
-Design logos, icons, grids and patterns for digital-interactive interfaces
-Meeting with the project team for feedback, editing designs and to solve complex issues, such as interaction models and data visualisation or aligning visual designs with website functionalities
-Developing prototypes to uniformly integrate logos and brand images to other products and platforms, including social media
-Create design systems and UI kits, that can be used along the project lifecycle
-Create and organize production assets
-Work on email marketing items, presentation materials and interactive event materials

4. These are some of the things you will do and achieve in your first year at Vizzuality.

In your first month:
-You will get to know your colleagues and some of our partners and clients.
-The design functional area will show you our workflows and project’s lifecycle. With the support of your peers you will get hands-on exposure to a couple of projects and will help them with the different challenges and opportunities.
-Depending on the project needs, you could be working with your peers in user interfaces iterations, feedback understanding, all the way through presentation proposals.

During the following months:
-You will have a solid understanding of the project’s lifecycle and company’s culture.
-You will be working alongside one of your peers in a few projects.
-You will participate in workshops and create visual systems and guidelines to ensure a successful implementation of the products.
-Along with day to day design, you will be also encouraged to take part of the initial conceptualisation process (user research activities, turning user feedback into actions, design thinking, etc.)
-You will gradually, and with your peers support, become the main designer in some of our projects. You will take ownership of your work and responsibility from conceptualization through completion every step of the way partnering with a multidisciplinary team.

By the end of the first year:
-You will be actively participating in internal initiatives to help your design team flourish and improve the company's processes.
-You will be creating guidelines and documentation and collaborating to create procedures and methodologies to standardize the way we work.

5. Skills and experiences we are looking for in a candidate

(*) Even if you think you don't tick all the boxes below, we'd still love to hear from you. Nobody checks every box, and we are looking for someone excited to join the team and aligned with our purpose!

We are looking for someone with relevant experience in User Interface to shape and own the user interface design of our digital products, ideally with 2 to 5 years working in an agency environment.

Must have skills and experience:
-Exceptional creative, UI and visual design skills for various interfaces, such as websites, mobile devices, apps, and other devices.
-Experience submitting visual design concepts for brainstorming and approval in a timely manner
-Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Invision, Adobe, or similar
-Experience collaborating with internal teams and other profiles to define user interface requirements
-High organisation skills to juggle and prioritise multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations
-Excellent communication and storytelling skills with the ability to evangelize design decisions and influence your team and clients

Anything else to impress us? Over time, we’d like this role to take on more responsibilities. If you have experience across one/some/all of the areas below or would like to learn more about any of them, we would love to hear more about it!
-Knowledge in high fidelity prototyping tools (i.e. Framer, Principle, or cartographic tools like Mapbox)
-Experience with illustration, animation and/or branding.
-Front end technology knowledge (ie. CSS, HTML, Javascript, etc.)
-Analyzing data with an eye for translating it into visualizations.
-Your curious mind is keen on learning different scientific topics and emergent technologies to create solutions.
-Experience working on disciplines such as Supply-Chain Management, Geography, GIS, Economics, Systems Science, or related fields would make us lose our minds.

6. Compensation, Benefits & Growth “This is what you get when you join Vizzuality”

Our compensation and benefits are part of a great career opportunity with the potential for you to grow and work in something with a massive transformational purpose. So if you really care about the real-world impact of your work and are inspired by our mission to transform the world, we can offer you:

Compensation & Benefits:
-A competitive salary. We are offering between 25K and 38K Euros. This range is only an indication and we will agree on your final salary together based on your specific experience and profile
-A yearly bonus of up to 10% of the salary, depending on the company's performance and your own.
-If you are based in Spain or Portugal, you will get Health & Dental Insurance subsidised by the company.
-Mental health support via Spill, our third-party provider, to connect you with qualified counsellors and curated resources.
-22 Holiday Days + 1 Day for your birthday.

Work and Personal Life Integration:
-We are open to exploring full time and part-time contracts options (with a minimum of 50% time dedication) depending on the candidate's needs.
-We have a remote-friendly culture with teammates located across four countries and 10 cities. We run all our meetings online and create opportunities for the online experience to be better every day.
-We offer a flexible work environment and flexible hours, and as long as you do what you have to do, meet your objectives and coordinate accordingly with your team, we are not so worried if you work at the office, in a coffee shop, on your sofa at home, or the beach!

Learning and working on new and interesting things is fun so we offer many opportunities to do so:
-A training allowance of 1300 €/year for courses, workshops, conferences or meetups of your choice, including travel and lodging.
-Get your hands on cool technology and applications to do your work, communicate, and build great things.
-You will work alongside a talented team of engineers, designers, and scientists with multiple backgrounds and skills.
-Peer mentoring.
-You will have the freedom to design a career path that suits your interests and growth needs.
-Support for giving talks and contributing to open source projects/initiatives that align with Vizzuality.

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Summary

Position:
Designer User Interface
Company:
Vizzuality
City:
Remote
Salary:
28.000 - 38.000 Euros