User Experience Designer

Full Time Position — Relocation Assistance Available

Aten Design Group is seeking a skilled UX Designer to join our team in Denver, Colorado. This is a Denver based or remote-friendly position.

About Aten
Founded in 2000, Aten Design Group is a web strategy, design, and development company serving a broad range of clients making positive impact on societies around the world. We work on complex communications and data projects for organizations like Stanford University, World Wildlife Fund, Human Rights Watch and many others. We are dedicated to creating meaningful user experiences, rooted in powerful open-source solutions, especially Drupal and React.

About You
You love the web, content, and understanding user needs. You think critically about communication and are passionate about telling stories. You are a strong verbal and visual communicator who excels at collaboration with both internal team members and external clients. You are highly organized and can balance multiple priorities while maintaining a productive drive.

About the Position
You will be working with some of the most impactful cause-driven organizations to help them use technology and design to achieve their mission and create meaningful connections with their users. You’re passionate about all things design. You will be working very closely with clients, strategy, and architecture teams to create effective and meaningful user experience. You will work closely with our project management, strategy, and engineering teams throughout the full lifecycle of the project. Your participation in client presentations will include articulating and selling your creative ideas based on your research and design.

Well qualified candidates will have experience in the following:

  • 5 or more years of professional agency or freelance experience designing large, complex CMS-driven websites (Drupal & WordPress experience required)
  • Collaborating with a diverse and cross-functional team to see projects through to completion
  • Communicating your ideas and vision to developers and engineers
  • Using research to create user-centered designs
  • Ability to provide and receive direct, critical feedback on work from other team members
  • Facilitating ideation, discovery, and sketching workshops and translating the findings
  • Writing and speaking about design to both designers and non-designers
  • Scaling your process to fit small and large projects
  • Estimating time to complete tasks and multiple deadlines
  • Presenting work and creative ideas to clients
  • Comfortable using design tools and learning new software: Figma, Sketch, and Adobe CS

Your submission should include a stellar digital portfolio/website. Here is what we would be excited to see:

  • Icons and Iconographic Systems
  • Design Systems & Style Guides
  • Design for large websites
  • Clear descriptions of previous roles and the part you played in each step of your highlighted projects

Nice to haves:

  • Branding
  • Illustration skills
  • Understanding and experience creating data visualization
  • Ability to conduct Quality Assurance (QA) testing to ensure the implementation is in line with proposed designs

Compensation and Benefits
We think we have one of the best workplaces on the planet. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Competitive salaries, commensurate with experience
  • Flexible, generous vacation policy
  • 3% matching Retirement Plan 
  • Health, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependents
  • Paid conference attendance — both in the US and abroad
  • Company summits up to twice a year
  • Open, bright, collaborative office in a remodeled industrial space near downtown Denver, CO
  • On-site gym access for Denver based employees

Aten Design Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe the strongest teams are built when it comprises of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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