Contract UI/UX Designer

About the role

Pixel Fusion is on the lookout for a talented, creative UI/UX designer to join our UX team and add that extra bit of flair to the exciting projects we work on every day.

We have an established, high-performing UX team, and we’re looking to round it out with some fantastic visual design chops. This is an opportunity to stretch your creative muscles, while working with, and learning from, some of the best UX designers and facilitators in Auckland.

Driven by a creative spirit and a desire to make things both beautiful and usable, you’ll work with our team and clients to wireframe, design and prototype cutting-edge, pixel perfect experiences.

Apply your skills to a wide variety of innovative projects with leading NZ brands and exciting start-ups alike. From mobile apps, to interactive web applications, and everything in-between, there’s never a dull moment!

Why you want to work here

Pixel Fusion is on a mission to improve NZ’s digitaland innovativecapability - work with a team that delivers innovative digital products while changing the world.

We’re a small, passionate team of experts - work with some of the best digital minds in the country.

We have a fantastic portfolio of clients that truly understand the value of great design.

You’ll work on incredibly diverse projects - from arts, culture, hospitality and entertainment to energy, finance, tourism and more.

Our sunny studio space in Parnell is in the heart of Auckland’s tech scene. With great food options, Auckland’s best coffee, and our very own“SpaceBar”, it’s a great space to work and play, and is always full of interesting people!

What you’ll be doing

Design

You’ll apply your user-centred-design approach to sketching, wireframing, prototyping and iterating designs for new products, features and innovations. Then, working closely with our clients and their brand, you’ll take the designs to the next step, creating pixel-perfect mock-ups and concepts that are modern and creative, while highly usable. You’ll intuitively balance your creative vision with the needs of the user and business.

Present

Pixel Fusion’s mission is to grow digital capability across businesses in New Zealand. To that end, being able to present your design and articulate your process and reasoning will be a core part of your role. It’s not enough to convince our clients to sign designs off - we want them to understand why our designs have been executed a certain way, and appreciate the value of thoughtful, user-centred design.

Collaborate

You’ll work closely with the wider UX team to ensure that the designs you create are aligned to our clients’ business strategies and the needs of their users. You’ll be guided by findings from user research and testing, using those insights to shape and iterate your designs. At the same time, you’ll work with our engineering team to ensure that your designs are feasible to implement, and to help them execute your vision perfectly!

What we’d like to see

You’re an expert in visual design, with a strong portfolio of beautiful, modern designs for digital.

You’ve got wireframing and prototyping experience using tools like Sketch and InVision.

You’ve ideally worked as part of an agile sprint team, and understand the basics of the product development lifecycle.

You’re a strong communicator and presenter, and you’re comfortable presenting your designs and articulating your process to both our team and our clients.

You can work autonomously as well as collaboratively with the team, clients and end users.

You have had experience in developing visual design concepts for responsive websites and applications, or for iOS and Android

You will have well-developed skills using Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite and prototyping tools like InVision, Framer, etc

Experience in front-end development, animation and illustration are highly desirable, but not essential.

You’re damn passionate about all things technology and design and just want to build beautiful usable products,

If this sounds like you, register your interest below!