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Senior Interaction Designer

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for one-of-a-kind products. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, vintage furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including Ebay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, Mlb.com, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

 

As a Senior Interaction Designer at 1stdibs, you will lead information architecture, design user interfaces, and define user interactions on our marketplace platform including the tools our dealers use to manage their inventory. You will partner with front-end engineers and visual designers to build the most compelling user experience solutions. Candidates must be creative problem solvers, innovative designers, and passionate user-advocates. You must also thrive in a fast-paced, team-based, environment that believes in failing fast and delivering results.

What you’ll do

  • Define site architecture for both consumer-facing experiences and backend dealer-facing tools
  • Develop high-fidelity interactive prototypes. Develop lo-fidelity mockups (wireframes, sketches) illustrating interaction patterns for usability studies, front-end engineering, or internal discussion
  • Produce visualization of user experience strategy and next generation concepts that are based on latest interaction design principles and enabling web technologies.
  • Create and maintain visual assets/design concepts for our website, tools, and style guides
  • Partner with a wide range of stakeholders from concept to creation, including product managers, marketing, user research, developers, and testing
  • Make good use of user research data to inform and/or adjust your design solutions

What you'll bring

  • Ideally, 4+ years of experience working on consumer-facing applications
  • Comfortable in an agile environment of rapid iteration and experimentation, and prototyping at various levels of fidelity
  • Possess strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills with a deep understanding of the value in storytelling
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, direct and organize customer research in the form of interviews, contextual study, usability testing, cognitive walk-throughs, and remote testing
  • Have command of various applications related to prototyping and user interface design (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision)
  • Well versed in collaborative design techniques, rapid prototyping, UI design, UI patterns, time-based visual design, and information architecture
  • Substantial understanding and awareness of the technologies used to create great web experiences (e.g. HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, gestural UI, animation, etc.) that your designs reflect its strengths and limitations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, HCI or related field preferred