Front-End UI Designer

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 17, 2018
Full Time
Front End UI Designer
Job Description

The Motley Fool is seeking a talented UI Designer to join our existing web and product team. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker who is passionate about using code to craft intuitive web solutions. We are looking for someone energized and eager to come collaborate and innovate with us.

In this role, you will be very hands-on. You will not only get to help shape our design patterns but also use those patterns and your own design skills to develop prototypes and production-ready code. You will be coding HTML, SCSS, and JS across everything from small page updates to entirely new interfaces and experiences. So if you have a strong design eye, an ability to visually communicate ideas, and the technical chops to produce front-end code, keep reading!

This role will be working with a relatively new team. You will join skilled web designers and developers. You will work more broadly with Product, Marketing, and Investing experts. Together, you'll collaborate on creating responsive, accessible, Foolish experiences that will help thousands of our users invest better.

What your day will look like:

Working with a design and development team to create front-end user interfaces that will integrate with the primary website and/or premium service website experiences.Being in the code: pulling from Git, making HTML template changes, adding new SCSS mixins and styles to override what's coming from Bootstrap or Bourbon, adding interaction with JQuery, or building out a new set of Django based pages and pushing and deploying your changes. Creating new ideas and turning them into reusable code snippets and patterns for repurposing in the future.Ensuring the technical feasibility of the design concepts accounting for responsiveness, speed, and accessibility.

Basic qualifications:

You have at least 3 years' professional experience in Web / UI design or development.You can share an online portfolio that showcases your talent and the goals you achieved as a result of your work.You have a clear understanding of UI design patterns, responsive web design, and web accessibility.You are able to communicate clearly with your peers. You consistently deliver quality work, on time.You have experience working on projects with multiple developers and stakeholders.You are looking to join a fun, growing team of developers and design professionals. Technical skills:

Ability to build responsive and accessible web pages - HTML and CSS Ability to write server-side CSS pre-processing platforms - SCSSAbility to work with front-end website frameworks - Bootstrap and Bourbon Ability to work with image authoring tools - Photoshop Ability to write client-side interactions - JQuery and Javascript Familiarity with building websites in a Python/Django environment

Preferred qualifications:

Formal design training. BA/BFA (or equivalent experience) in Visual Communication, HCI or a related field. Ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines. Familiarity with the opportunities and limitations of web typography.Familiarity with vector graphics and iconography. Familiarity with code versioning tool - Git Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks - VueFamiliarity with basic concepts of investing and finance.
Show us your online portfolio and share what you've put out in the world and the impact it has made. We look forward to seeing it!

The Motley Fool Holdings, Inc., provides equal opportunity to all employees on the basis of individual performance and qualification without regard to race, sex, marital status, religion, color, age, national origin, non-job-related handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or other protected factor.

We should, however, make you aware that there is one notable exception to this policy. It is our strict and earnest intention — and the company's historical record will bear this out — we will never hire any of the following: robots, replicants, or morlocks. Now keep in mind we are well aware that all of the aforementioned have intentions of world domination in the future, but as of now we have no place for them at The Motley Fool … unless the year is 2122 and the revolution has already occurred. If that is the case we welcome our new robot, replicant, or morlock rulers!!! Perhaps we have said too much?

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