New York, NY

Sapphire Digital is looking for a User Experience Designer to join our growing New York City team. Visual/interaction Designers at Sapphire work with product and company leadership to conceive new Provider Directory and Cost Transparency Platform capabilities for the market and work to define and implement customizations of existing Sapphire solutions for specific customer use cases. Using their understanding of technology, materials, and software engineering approaches, Sapphire Visual/interaction Designers strive to better the design and usability of our solutions.

In this position, you'll be responsible for:

  • Designing, prototyping, testing, and implementing features as well as supporting product marketing to articulate and visualize features and functions for client education.
  • Working alongside engineers and data scientists, Visual/interaction Designers hypothesize new features as well as support the implementation of the features and capabilities they design. 
  • Having a design component to every project we work on. You could spend one day building a website layout, the next on an extending brand specification, and the third working on the product with our development team.

You might be a good fit if you have:

  • Examples of design materials that show your ability to communicate directly with the customer and enhance the overall customer experience.
  • Evidence that you have an understanding of the basics of UI/UX design.
  • Examples of how you creatively solved issues identified through user feedback, discovery or client requirements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the design, print production and digital processes.
  • Minimum educational level: BA in graphic design or related area.
  • Minimum experience: 1-3 years experience working in an advertising or design studio environment.
  • The underlying principles of effective UI/UX, and how best to implement them
  • Archetype and scenario development. You’re always designing for someone, and it’s vital that you understand their needs, wants, and pain before you even start sketching.
  • The tenets of effective branding, and the technical skill to execute a polished, professional spec
  • The basics of user interviews and research
  • The Adobe Creative Suite—especially Illustrator—as well as prototyping tools like Figma, Invision, UXPin, Balasmiq, etc.
  • Ability to pre-flight files for print
  • Working from production schedules and ongoing status to manage your time and prioritize daily workload.
  • Experience working with design frameworks like Materials, Bootstrap, and Foundation—and the insight to know when they aren’t the best tool for the job.
  • The distinction between the business problem and the creative solution and how to drive to the most appropriate blend for each deliverable in a timely manner.
  • Your current workflow, and what people/blogs/podcasts etc. you look to when you want to improve it.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and/or CMS platforms like WordPress or Squarespace.
  • The willingness to write first-draft content, and otherwise agree that Lorem Ipsum is of dubious value
  • The know how to work from production schedules and ongoing status to manage your time and prioritize daily workload. Ensure work is completed on time and every deliverable is met.
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop (min. 1-3 yrs. experience).

EOE Committed to Diversity

Sapphire Digital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected class, including without limitation, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation in the hiring process we're more than happy to accommodate.