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User Interface Designer

We are seeking a web-savvy, knowledge-seeking designer who has experience crafting beautiful and usable user interfaces.  

Design Thinker, Maker, Learner.

You can design beautiful things. But as a web-savvy designer, you also appreciate the inherent distinctions between print and Web. You realize that every aspect of an interface has a job to do and that how easy things are to use is as important as how things look.   

You can maintain a birds-eye view of the work at hand. You zoom in to focus on the intricate details of a design, but also zoom out to see the big picture. Your design decisions reflect the deliberate intention to support users and business objectives.  

You have a voice and you utilize it. You are not the type to remain quiet in the face of poorly kerned type. You stand up for universal design and web accessibility. When confronted with an abominable color combination, you articulate your concerns rationally. When it comes to critique, you can give as well as you can take.  

Design and Code, Hand in Hand. 

At Diagram we believe that code and UI go hand in hand. To succeed in this role, you’ll need to have strong UI skills, but also be ready and eager to level-up your front-end game. In this position you will be expected to: 

  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to ideate, sketch, and prototype strategic web solutions for clients. 
  • Create mockups and responsive prototypes for new website UI. 
  • Use code to fix or improve existing UI. 
  • Produce style tiles, style guides, and develop UI pattern libraries. 
  • Collaborate with your team to build out living design systems. 

If you are not an expert at front-end development, don’t sweat! We are looking for somebody with a strong design portfolio that’s open to embracing code. As part of your career path, you’ll continue to focus on UI design, while building your UX and front-end skills. It’s part of our mission to build resilient, well-rounded web designers who are immersed in all things Web.  

The work.

Your focus will be designing web interfaces that align appropriately with client brands. As the UI designer on projects, most of your time will be spent collaborating with others on the team to conceptualize design solutions and produce prototypes for new and existing projects.  

Working at Diagram

Diagram is a digital consultancy focused on design, development and marketing. We work with a small, exclusive set of client partners. It’s our goal to help them grow by developing strategic digital roadmaps and executing on them. We have a distributed team, with the bulk of our team based in Aurora (Chicago), IL. We also have co-working space available in Fulton Market, Chicago. We’ve been around since 1995. We're a fun, committed group of professionals dedicated to helping each team member produce the best work of their lives. We also offer great health benefits, a 401k plan with company matching, free lunches on Wednesdays, and other sweet perks.

Cross-Functional Teams

No more hand-offs. Work collaboratively as part of one of our multidisciplinary teams. You’ll be contributing to ideation and decisions at all stages, actively shaping the design of everything you work on.

Open PTO Policy

We respect work-life balance and recognize that flexibility is key. Coordinate within your team, keep up with your work, take time off when you need it. We don't restrict or limit the amount of time off team members take. 'Nuff said.

Challenging Work

We thrive when challenged to design for complex scenarios. We innovate by embracing constraints, and in doing so are able to continuously ship work that delivers tangible value to our clients. We're not a one and done shop. We value long-term client partnerships and iterative improvement.

Interested in becoming a part of a world-class team at Diagram?

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