UI/UX Product Designer - Vancouver, BC

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 talented UI/UX Product Designer to work out of our Vancouver, BC office.

In this role, you’ll be a core contributor in creating innovative costumer-facing 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.

This role requires a strong balance of visual design work alongside critical thinking skills. You are someone who can clearly frame a problem, collaborate to establish goals for success, and iterate on solutions. You should also be keen to carry out research and use data to inform and support your design decisions. You’ll collaborate with members of the product, marketing, development, and QA teams to ensure they take all areas of expertise into consideration.

What You’ll Do:

  • Advocate for, and execute, user-centered design

  • Communicate and collaborate closely with the lead, product managers (both in house and remote), and development teams on how to best intersect business and user goals

  • Understand the difference between long-term vision and MVP and is able to help break down a project into tasks and time estimates

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

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

  • Conduct usability tests and be able to iterate based off feedback observed

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

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

  • Build and reuse UI components from our existing library

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

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

  • Divide tasks into action items with time estimates

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

  • Lead design thinking activities and design reviews

  • Review the work produced by fellow designers

  • Assist the Product Design Lead in planning activities and design sprints for the team

  • Focus on continuous education and skills development

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • 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

  • Diploma/Degree in Interaction Design or Digital Arts

  • Strong knowledge of user-centric design principles

  • Agile experience - Familiar with SAFe framework is a bonus

  • Familiarity with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

  • Previous experience using analytics and data to inform design decisions

  • Clear understanding of Information Architecture and Content Strategy

  • Advanced knowledge with Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch

  • Proficiency with prototyping tools, i.e. InVision, Axure

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

  • Previous experience designing for e-Commerce is an asset

  • Must be able to work as a team or independently

  • Ability to stay on top of current trends, and ideally be in front of it

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently

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

You’ll be part of a creative team with people from different corners of the world. 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. We enjoy working in our awesome office to spend time collaborating, but we have a flexible work from home perk to boost our productivity. Weekly ‘crushing it awards’ and monthly Birthday cakes just for the creative crew! ‘Inspirational Friday’ sessions where all the Product Designers get our creative juices flowing and share cool fun things. We also love dogs and have a dog friendly office!

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 love dogs, video games, karaoke, popcorn and foosball.  We celebrate our successes, and we hold charity and fitness events throughout the year.  In addition to a fitness subsidy, mat leave top-ups, and a dog-friendly workplace, we offer our staff free fitness and yoga classes each week.  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.