UI/UX/Graphic Designer

  • Austin, TX
  • Full-time

Reports to: CEO

Location: Austin, TX

To Apply: Include link to your portfolio!

About Literati

Based in South Austin, Literati is a new kind of bookseller. We’re focused on solving the specific challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. We work with top educators and librarians and pour thousands of hours into obsessively researching the world’s best books. Every month is a brand new production. A new theme, with new original artwork, new extras, and a brand new set of books. Everything is returnable as we stand by our selections. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children cherish reading together by building a vibrant product and community that sparks imagination, builds intellectual curiosity, and encourages audacious thinking.


Our team is made up of world-class product people, pixel-perfect designers, philosophical hackers, and straight-up hustlers on a mission to build revolutionary excitement in literature. We’re teeny tiny. We have more investors than employees, so if you’re a team player, an expert with a beginner’s mind, a Rainmaker, or have a hint of alchemy up your sleeve, give us a shout. We’d love to meet you.


Essential

We are looking for a talented, down-to-earth designer experienced in both UX/UI and graphic design for web and mobile. This is a startup: You’ll enjoy donning many hats and work closely with our Creative Director. You thrive on informed iteration in order to design experiences that work at scale. You have an impeccable design sense, and a keen eye for detail and craft. Collaboration is in your DNA, but you aren’t afraid to prioritize, make decisions and communicate. You’ll come in and make an immediate impact to our small (but mighty) design team, and play a large role in representing our brand visually as a whole.  

What You'll Do

  • Design, design, design. You'll work closely with the Creative team to drive the brand through innovative content that will take Literati to the next stage.
  • Work collaboratively with the Creative team and cross-departmentally including Product, Marketing, and Customer Experience.
  • Be a chameleon, jumping from digital to print and back without skipping a beat.
  • Work on ads, social moments, emails, packaging, content creation, direct mail, photoshoots, and everything else.
  • Always advocate for the consumer's needs, and be able to tell our brand story through creative execution.
  • Work collaboratively with the Creative team, Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Customer Experience on user experience needs throughout different phases of the project (planning, pre-work, elaboration and post-work).
  • Translate concepts into user journeys, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive and delightful user experiences for web and mobile experiences.
  • Quickly implement and fine-tune new and existing workflows that will create and optimize the user experience.
  • Design and envision future experiences iteratively in a dynamic environment by being mindful of how the experience needs to evolve over time.
  • Leverage user feedback as well as UI/UX best practices to drive and influence design decisions.
  • Identify UI/UX problems and devise elegant solutions with creativity (e.g. usability, findability).
  • Support your design work using all available insights including quantitative data and site metrics, customer feedback, and usability findings.
  • Provide innovative, customer centric, information and interaction design recommendations that contribute to an enhanced user experience.
  • Always advocate for the consumer's needs, and be able to tell our brand story through creative execution.

Who You Are

  • Humble. Very Humble. Ego? Not your amigo.
  • UI/UX + Graphic Designer. You have an eye for living and breathe the brand's aesthetic, color, typography, icons, and use (or non-use) of space. You understand and accept that a brand's identity is king. Building elegant solutions for a beautiful customer experience is in your genes.
  • Analytical. You can process consumer research and aggregated data on existing content to make better informed decisions on every project thereafter.
  • A Creator. You have increasing knowledge and skills in photography, retouching, editing videos, creating animations, etc.
  • Tool Agnostic. Sure you have preferences in order to be efficient, but you care more about what you're making than what you're using to make it.
  • Communicator. You understand the importance of being able to both brainstorm with the wider team as well as articulate your individual design decisions. You’re all about efficiency and are able to work in a fast-paced environment and rely on strong communication skills to keep on task & flag project inconsistencies. You are always accountable for your own tasks but not afraid to ask for help when needed. You are proud of your work but humble in your role. You can take criticism and put it towards to bettering your work while giving constructive feedback that empowers your team.
  • Experienced. You're still learning—as we all are—but you have a solid base of knowledge in working with product marketing in the e-commerce world, have a firm grasp of UX design principles, and have stepped foot on a photoshoot or two. You're a whiz with shortcuts in Adobe and can knock out different iterations of content for testing purposes, but that doesn't mean you let typos or pixel misalignment slide by.
  • Impeccable. Pixel perfection. Sharp, clean design. You get the point.
  • A Problem Solver. You use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment to solve problems.  Your solutions take creative perspectives while successfully communicating to our consumer through visuals. The work you create is timeless, easy to digest yet full of smart messaging.
  • Current. You keep your finger on the pulse of design. You're constantly seeking ways to create useful, usable, and delightful new experiences as well as innovate our existing presence.
  • Up For A Challenge. You believe that just because something is difficult doesn't mean it should go unexplored. In fact, that might be validation that it’s worth trying, right?
  • Bookish. You live for the infinite ways in which books are a mirror for our humanity.

What You Need

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (preference to Master’s Degree) in Human Computer Interaction, Design, Fine Arts or equivalent
  • 4+ years of graphic design experience
  • 2+ years of experience in UI/UX design is preferred
  • A kick-ass portfolio
  • Demonstrated success delivering branded design and clean aesthetic in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to support digital product design
  • Ability to produce retargeting digital ads
  • Experience working on campaigns from start to finish
  • Experience on photoshoots
  • Strong knowledge of digital photography and retouching
  • Refined skills in print to produce marketing collateral, packaging, etc.
  • Strong skills in building brand equity, typography, layout, color, etc.
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Expertise in standard UI/UX software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Adobe, Framer, and the like is a must
  • Intermediate CSS skills
  • Extensive experience in using UI/UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of responsive design
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns
  • Preferred: Previous eCommerce design experience


Why Literati?

Since launching at the Texas Book Festival in November 2016, Literati has become the premier book club for children. We want to get people offline, discovering incredible books alongside their kids, turning reading into a ritual, and being in the moment. Welcome to Literati.


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