At Pixo, we work closely with each other and our client teams to create well-researched websites, apps, and software that solve problems and put people first. For a Pixo designer, that means collaborating daily with colleagues in UX, content strategy, and development; digging deep with clients, and rejecting easy, surface answers; and pushing toward solutions that make sense for our users in the real world.
We are a woman-owned tech company where everyone has a seat at the table. We know that honesty, humanity, and vulnerability lead to excellent work. We’ll challenge you to bring your best, and you can expect colleagues who love what we do and communicate candidly and constructively.
You’ll collaborate with clients and Pixo colleagues on multidisciplinary (UX, development, graphic design, project management) teams.
During a typical day, you might …
- Spend some deep work time creating a design system for a new client project
- Attend a project team backlog refinement session or retrospective
- Post a must-see gif in a Slack channel.
- Participate in a sketching session with a UX designer or content strategist teammate on a project
- Join one of the many opportunities to shape Pixo’s culture — such as a DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) Committee or open staff roundtable over lunch on Fridays
You must be able to:
- Take the lead when making design decisions that impact the course of a project
- Confidently present your work to stakeholders
- Frequently invite others to critique your work, setting your pride aside, and making informed decisions according to their feedback.
- Proficiently define and design large-scale visual pattern libraries (design systems)
- Prototype your low-fidelity designs and gather feedback through usability testing.
- Show experience in designing for mobile apps
- Consider accessibility requirements when designing and adjust designs to accommodate assistive technologies.
- Collaborate with engineers to ensure that your design excels when coded — not just in static mockups. (Our designers do not craft pixel-perfect designs only to drop them off at the engineer’s feet for implementation. We invite developers into the design process from the very beginning, helping them to understand our vision for the design as they give us clear directions for how the software can propel it.)
- Humbly recognize that you are a part of a team and not the singular voice on a project. Our designers should make collaboration with each team member their utmost priority at every step of the process.
Bonus points if you have:
- Familiarity with using design programs such as Figma and Sketch (we use Figma these days)
- Experience with Scrum and agile frameworks
- An affinity for user experience
Remote candidates encouraged to apply.
The entire Pixo team is remote and working from home until COVID-19 mitigations allow us to return to the office. Candidates who are hired will have the option of relocating to Champaign-Urbana at a later time; relocation assistance will be provided.
Ready to apply?
Note: This is not a job for juniors. You must have experience designing user interfaces and interactions for mobile applications. This probably means two years or more of experience. If you don’t have that under your belt, and we should consider you anyway, let us know why!
We encourage diverse applicants. We work with different types of people and subject matter every day, and we need a variety of perspectives and points of view to do great work.
- A cover letter that lets us know why you’re a great fit for the job and why you’re interested
- A resume (or other representation of your experience)
- Examples of your work (UI and design mockups, sketches, prototypes — you choose the format!) and your thought process, decisions you made, and the impact your work had
Other things we want you to know
Our clients come from a wide range of industries — including agriculture, higher education, and health care — and vary in size from small start-ups to multinational corporations.
Pixo was founded in 1998 and has been a force in the local tech and design communities and an advocate for human-centered workplaces ever since. We are proud to be a woman-owned company.
Employees receive a competitive salary, three weeks of PTO to start, 401(k) matching, company-sponsored Medical, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance, optional dental, vision, and life insurance, 2 weeks company closure per year, an annually set professional development budget and more.
Pixo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer and we know that diversity and inclusion are competitive requirements, not “nice-to-haves.” Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.