UX Designer - Fully flexible hours & remote role
Hi, I’m Patrice, the CEO at Appy (sounds grander than it is), thanks for reading and nice to meet you.
Appy’s aim is to be Tech Partners to Entrepreneurs wanting to build a tech-led business - accelerating ideas and incubating businesses. We grow startups and digitally transform corporates.
I’ve probably put too many buzzwords in the paragraphs above, so if you’re not put off, that’s a good start.
Appy is a Tech Partner and about as far away from an agency mentality as I can make it.
This role is for someone with experience as a UX Designer, who is keen to make sense of client's ideas, translate them into user flows and wireframes, and starting making their dreams a reality.
We work collaboratively together with clients to create great digital products, even if that often means we have to tell clients some of their assumptions are wrong - it’s all part of the process! We have stopped working with clients that don’t understand the concept of “Tech Partner” and just want an agency - that’s just not for us.
You’re the right person for this role if you’re an A-Player, who loves to take ownership of their projects, be proactive to make things better, a can-do attitude and always think about solutions, not just problems.
It’s always hard to convey the ideal profile in a job advert but in a nutshell, this is the role for you if:
- You want a flexible and potentially part-time role, maybe it’s 09:00 - 14:30 ish for 4/5 days a week, (hours are flexible), mornings only or full time - it’s a question of knowing what you can do in the time you have, communicating, taking ownership and nailing it!
- You have strong experience in doing this kind of role and want fun projects
- You are keen to work remotely, regardless of the COVID situation
That’s what I’m looking for...
Now, the official bit: Responsibilities
We are looking for a UX Designer to design software and platforms that meet people’s needs. You will combine interfaces and workflows to enhance user experience.
In this role, you should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.
Ultimately, you will make our product more user-friendly and intuitive to attract and retain customers.
- Understand product specifications and user psychology
- Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
- Create personas through user research and data
- Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success
- Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
- Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
- Work with UI designers to implement attractive designs
- Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
- Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends
- Proven experience as a UX Designer or similar role
- Strong portfolio of design projects
- Background in project management and research
- Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture
- Proficient in design software (e.g. Figma, Miro, AdobeXD)
- Problem-solving aptitude
- Analytical mind with a business acumen
- Excellent communication skills
- Ideally BSc in Design, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
- Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 pro-rata or day rate as a freelancer
- We’re all parents - flexibility in hours is key and school holidays off if you want them
- Days off as needed - it’s about getting your projects done - not “micromanaging”!
- Remote work (forever) - there might be times when real-life workshops around London might be beneficial but we can talk about that - not essential