UI/UX Product Designer (Platform) - Vancouver, BC or Austin, TX

PNI Digital Media is a leading tech industry e-commerce solutions provider, and we're proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. We're looking for a UI/UX Product Designer to work in our Vancouver, BC or Austin, TX office.

Regardless of location, the UI/UX Product Designer will collaborate with members of the Product, Development, and QA teams in Austin, Texas. We’re looking for someone who can be a core contributor in creating large-scale applications that solve complex business challenges for our partners. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has UX and UI design experience, is a detail-oriented problem solver, and has a passion for user-centered design.

The role requires a strong balance of visual design work alongside critical thinking skills. The candidate is someone who can clearly frame a problem, collaborate to establish goals for success, and iterate on solutions. This person should also be keen to carry out research and use data to inform and support their design decisions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Advocate for, and execute, user-centered design

  • Deliver pixel-perfect design, whether it is conceptual design, high-fidelity mockups or presentations

  • Establish a strong visual hierarchy, a cohesive layout, clear navigations and interactions with an emphasis on following Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

  • Play an integral role in large projects, taking them on independently with the ability to prioritize tasks as needed

  • Collect and use qualitative research and quantitative analysis to inform design decisions and product strategies

  • Create rapid iterations that present many solutions to a design problem and show different approaches

  • Produce user flows, wireframes, comps, prototypes, and other design artifacts throughout a product’s lifecycle

  • Use, maintain and extend UI pattern libraries and design systems

  • Communicate and collaborate closely with product managers and development teams on how to best intersect business and user goals

  • Articulate design decisions and processes openly and clearly, regardless of the audience

  • Focus on continuous education and skills development

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Diploma/Degree in Interaction Design or Digital Arts

  • 3+ years’ experience that can demonstrate proficiency in UX and UI design, web and multimedia software applications

  • Portfolio and/or experience designing and shipping mobile and web products

  • Strong knowledge of user-centric design principles

  • Advanced knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch

  • Proven proficiency in using prototyping tools, i.e. InVision and Axure

  • Previous experience with Agile or SAFe frameworks

  • Knowledge of HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, JQuery

  • Familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines is preferred

  • Previous experience working with front-end frameworks like Bootstrap and UIkit is an asset

  • Strong communication and presentation skills in English

  • Able to manage time effectively and efficiently; understands the difference between long-term vision and MVP and can break down project goals into action items with time estimates

  • Able to stay on top of current trends -- or even better, be in front of them

  • Able to work well within distributed and remote teams, as well as independently

  • If you’re in Canada you must be legally able to travel to the US, on a quarterly basis at most.

What’s it like to work with the Creative Team at PNI?

You’ll be part of a creative team with people from different corners of the world based on one US and one Canadian office. We are a laid-back group who will support you and provide lots of learning opportunities. Accessibility is at the forefront of our work - with over 52 million users, inclusion is a top priority.

What's It Like to Work at PNI?

At PNI, we never settle for status quo. We’re efficient but diligent. We never forget that our customers are our business. We value teamwork. And above all, we know how to have fun. We plan well, we celebrate our successes, and we hold charity and fitness events throughout the year. Come and find out why we’re a consistently award-winning employer. Some of our recent accolades:

  • Canada Top 100 Employers

  • BC's Top Employers

  • SME Canada Top Small & Medium Employers

  • BC's Top Technology Companies

  • Profit 500 Company

PNI Digital Media offers on-demand, personalized print products, transaction processing, and order routing services to the world's largest retailers. We connect consumer-ordered digital content, whether from online, in-store kiosks, desktop software, or mobile phones, with retailers that have on-demand manufacturing capabilities to produce personalized products.

USA EEO Statement: PNI Digital Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law