User Experience Designer

Information Technology Glenview, Illinois


Description

Abt Electronics has an immediate opening for the position of a User Experience Designer . We are a family owned company who has been in business since 1936 and continues to experience strong growth year after year. Abt Electronics specializes in electronics, appliance & furniture sales, delivery, installation and servicing all the products we sell. We are a perennial winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplace Award. We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible & friendly User Experience Designer to join our team. If this is you, we want to hear from you!

In addition, must be comfortable contributing/working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and fun work environment. Primary duties include (but not limited to):

Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple projects across the product lifecycle, set the vision web experiences, and present design rationale in a convincing manner
  • Partner closely with developers, the marketing team or sales team to translate user goals into elegant, memorable design solutions.
  • Ensure designs and user interfaces deliver core brand strategy and vision • narrow broad possibilities into actionable next steps; realize ideas with the appropriate level of detail and fidelity at every phase.
  • Be creative, conceptual, and imaginative in nature
  • Be an effective communicator. Listen, learn, and engage with customers and co-workers.
  • Research and design concepts for our website, products, and retail stores that are usable, beautiful, and marketable
  • Design page layouts and interactions for e-commerce and blog websites
  • Work closely with developers throughout the implementation process
  • Work collaboratively with our entire staff to create beautiful visual content that complements our brand and marketing strategies
  • Analyze usability, conversion rate, and SEO reports to identify new opportunities that improve each visitor’s website experience
  • Maintain professional and friendly communications. Whether over the phone, over email, or in-person, we want to ensure our customers and collaborators receive the best, courteous, service possible
  • Be a team player. We’re a small but powerful team. Team support and engagement is expected from all of our employees.
  • Local position- Limited Remote work 

Qualifications:
  • Provide a link to your portfolio 
  • 2-4 years experience designing across mobile and web at consumer-focused brands or agencies.
  • Passion for design systems and data-informed product design
  • Incredible design sensibility with proven experience shipping customer-centric products
  • Experience creating low fidelity prototypes, user flow diagrams and screen flows with prototyping tools like Adobe XD, InVision, Figma, Balsamiq or similar
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, from concept to completion.
  • Excellent communication skills, collaborative nature, and a strong design point of view
  • Portfolio that showcases your contribution to digital products and demonstrates originality, innovation, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate a love and passion for everything design and art related
  • Have a strong understanding of the latest design tools, concepts, and technologies
  • Ability to identify overarching web design issues and opportunities and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to put yourself in the customer’s shoes and come up with ideas that are relevant and enticing.
  • General knowledge and experience across the entire marketing spectrum
  • Have a highly creative mind with impeccable taste
  • Have thick skin. Know how to accept advice or critiques, of your work, and how to implement improvements
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Punctual work ethic with a “can-do” mentality
  • Skilled with cloud applications, office technology, and design applications
  • An active learner who loves finding ways to improve your skill
Desirable Skills
  • Experience working with developers in an agile development environment
  • Proficient in multitasking, so you can successfully engage multiple tasks at a time
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with session replay platforms such as Mouseflow, Hotjar, ContentSquare or similar

We offer our team members:

  • Medical/Dental (Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO Network)
  • 401(k) (Charles Schwab) which includes a matching program
  • Life & Disability insurance (Lincoln Financial)
  • Generous Paid Time Off/Sick Pay Program
  • Onsite continued training
  • Employee discounts on all products we sell