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UI/UX Designer (Part Time / Contract/Remote)

Crowd Cow

Crowd Cow

Design
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Crowd Cow

How many times in your career do you have the opportunity to help scale a high-growth startup and transform the food system? As the massive, $200 billion categories of meat and seafood move online, Crowd Cow is already on the forefront. We are building the leading brand, offering convenience, assortment, and transparency from farm to table.

At Crowd Cow, we’re on mission to help people discover and access the highest quality food from responsible sources. We want to bring people together — producers and consumers, families and friends. That's why we partner with ethical farms and fisheries around the world. Source high-quality and more sustainable food. And share the stories of the products and producers we carry. There's a lot of work to be done, and we're excited to be a high-growth start-up that is up for the challenge.

Role Description

We are seeking an exceptional UX/UI Designer for Crowd Cow. This role will contribute to the end-to-end user journey for the direct-to-consumer Crowd Cow experience, including our online store, subscription products, and key roadmap initiatives by designing and developing user interfaces.

As a UX/UI Designer, you'll be a key contributor defining the User Experience of mobile and web commerce experiences throughout Crowd Cow. You'll have the opportunity to think and act big, exercising continuous innovation and a bias for action, coupled with thoughtful experimentation. The ideal candidate will be a systems-level design thinker with strong customer instincts and excellent design intuition. Your primary goal will be to design an unparalleled customer experience that enables our customers to accomplish their goals in the most elegant, efficient, and enjoyable way possible. To achieve this, you will be responsible for driving the design process across teams to completion - working closely with marketing, design, engineering and business intelligence to help shape the next generation of Crowd Cow customers.

This role is for a remote 1099 Contractor. You must be available to work at least a few hours each day overlapping with Pacific Time.


What You'll Do

  • Responsible for the end-to-end design of our e-commerce platform - from research, flows and wireframes, prototyping, to working with developers to make it real
  • Create designs, prototypes and artifacts to facilitate user testing and apply learnings to designs
  • Work hand-in-hand with Engineering, Marketing, Design and Business Intelligence teams to understand our customers and iterate on designs to improve customer experiences
  • Define user-centered problem statements that guide decision-making
  • Compile research and create user flows to get buy-in
  • Collaborate with engineering to ensure visual quality and finesse of the product and user experience
  • Examples: Improve Crowd Cow’s navigation system, Category Landing Pages, Home Page, and Product Display Pages.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years as a UI/UX designer in web-based software
  • Experience working in direct collaboration with development managers, creative and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience working as a solo designer preferred
  • Proficient in creating prototypes or wire-frames for complex web applications and/or workflows, using design tools such as Figma, etc.
  • Demonstrated history of acquiring and synthesizing user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) and creating personas and journey maps.
  • Strong portfolio of user-focused digital design, showing work from concept to completion, demonstrating process of driving results from business/user problems to final product
  • A proven ability to evaluate the customer and business impact of your design decisions inside and outside of your own product area
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong bias for action including the ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in best practices for information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques.
  • Basic HTML/CSS knowledge
  • Experience working with stakeholders to plan and execute programs that are strategic in nature.
  • Experience designing mobile e-commerce products and experiences
  • Track record of delivering designs that adapt to multiple platforms from desktop to mobile
  • Excellent visual and interaction skills and craft
  • Thrives in fast paced, start-up environment
  • Self-motivated and able to efficiently run with a project without close supervision