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Push the edge of impossible

This is what we do. Every day. Not satisfied with simply what is, we take initial concepts and intentions and push them beyond what’s expected to create actively engaging experiences that stand apart from the competition. If you live on that same line that teeters between impossible and revolutionary, you may just be the one we’re looking for.

Our Smashing Values

We are a band of artists, engineers, creators, and mischief-makers that harness the power of play to make things that matter.
The Business of Fun
Forget the tired “work hard, play hard” corporate jargon. Wouldn’t you rather work in an environment that is so enlivening you can’t believe you actually get paid to be there? Thought so, and it might look something like this: buzzing around the office via scooters, the not-so-infrequent tequila Friday, and most importantly, working with the mantra of making things that matter. We also have the best digs in town. Located right next to Pike Place Market, you’ll likely find Smashers wandering around the market grabbing some of the freshest food in Seattle, buying flowers, or jogging along the waterfront. Bonus points, you can’t beat our view.
Got the Chops?
Product Designer
At Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with companies around the globe to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, connected devices, websites, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration.

Designers at Smashing Ideas are knowledge-seekers, user-champions, and pragmatic dreamers. What excites and unites us is concepting and crafting relevant and meaningful solutions that delight users and clients alike.

Responsibilities:

As a Product Designer at Smashing Ideas you will play a key role in the interpretation of business goals and customer needs, in order to translate them into compelling, elegant and engaging experiences. You are a natural collaborator and an excellent communicator, able to develop and present design ideas in a team environment. You’ll approach your work from a multidisciplinary, holistic perspective, applying your expertise across the user experience and interface design to define and design complete, end-to-end product solutions.

Mandatory Skills:

  • 2+ years of industry experience with a focus on product design, possessing solid capabilities in both user experience and user interface disciplines across a variety of platforms including web, mobile web and native apps (iOS and Android)
  • A passion for ideation, exploration and problem-solving, you actively seek out opportunities to innovate by applying rigorous design thinking
  • Design interaction diagrams, flows, and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant
  • Clearly communicate concepts and designs through sketches, wireframes, prototypes and high fidelity comps
  • Exceptional attention to detail and craft through an affinity for consistency, color use, typography, and a keen eye for subtle details
  • Excel at the prototyping process, moving quickly from whiteboarding to paper to digital and interactive. Can immediately identify the appropriate level of fidelity needed to execute a proof of concept
  • You will demonstrate the ability to connect your work to product goals and look for new benefits to your solutions along the way
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to present well-rationalized solutions. You’re comfortable with discussing the pros and cons of your approach and welcome feedback, you are motivated by group critique
  • Regularly review your work with senior design staff to get feedback on direction and to ensure the work is aligned with the product vision and business goals
  • A deep understanding of the importance of research and how it drives solutions. You utilize qualitative and quantitative data to inform and inspire the design and can clearly communicate and defend solutions with compelling reasoning that’s backed by research
  • Participate in immersive user research, research analysis, concept testing, usability testing, and analytics
  • A foundational understanding of accessibility principles
  • Work with design directors and project managers to understand design requirements
  • Create and maintain responsive design system libraries
  • Develop detailed design specs for production and handoff, and work closely with the development team to guide the implementation of design specifications and business requirements
  • Follow an agile development timeline to ensure tasks are being completed on time
  • You are adaptable and can flexibly apply your product design skills across a variety of diverse project types
  • Highly skilled in Figma, Sketch, InVision, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design tools

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Ability to synthesize research and craft personas, experience narratives, and other related artifacts
  • Experience with collecting data, analyzing, and synthesizing insights and sense-making models such as archetypes, user journeys, models, etc.
  • Ability to present work to clients

 

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

**This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.**

Production Visual Designer
At Luxoft’s Smashing Ideas, we make things that matter. We’re a team of creative pioneers partnering with companies around the globe to create groundbreaking digital products and services (think mobile apps, connected devices, websites, etc.). We take complex challenges and use a combination of business strategy, user experience design, and technical aptitude to craft cutting-edge solutions that transform the lives of end-users. Our team is comprised of fun, curious, and brilliantly eccentric individuals collaborating in an environment that nurtures creativity and exploration.

You are an enthusiastic, self-motivated designer who has amazing attention to detail and can generate production ready deliverables for responsive web design projects. You can create, organize, and manage master component libraries based on approved design layouts, as well as generate new web page designs when needed. You know how to verbally communicate the intent behind your work and provide design documentation to translate and guide development partners. You’re the boss when it comes to making sure brand standards, including color, typography, layout rules, and imagery, are properly applied to all aspects of web UI down to the pixel level. Finally, you respond positively to updating your work based on both client and end-user feedback.

Responsibilities

  • Organize and create master component library from approved design layouts
  • Design production ready assets, including: icons, banner graphics, and various design components
  • Produce new page layouts and visual comps
  • Understand brand guidelines and recommend updates to legacy design components
  • Communicate directly with dev teams to ensure all assets meet functional requirements
  • Create documentation to direct the proper implementation of designs

Requirements

  • Strong visual designer and communicator
  • Expertise in web based UI and interaction design
  • Expertise with type/color/visual hierarchy as applied to web standards
  • Ability to apply and test WCAG guidelines to UI design
  • Ability to find and edit brand appropriate photography so it is production ready
  • Preferred software: Figma or Sketch
  • Familiar with Agile development process
  • Able to regularly attend early morning video meetings (7 am and 8 am – client is on east coast)
  • No travel required
  • 3 month, full-time contract

*This is an onsite role in our Seattle, WA office; no relocation assistance is available for this position.

**This is an onsite position in our beautiful Seattle, WA office. This is not a Telecommute/Remote Work position.**

None Fit the Bill?
If none of our open positions are a match, fill out the form and let us know why you’d be a great addition. Psst…details matter, so don’t forget to include your resume.