I believe that it takes more than innovation to succeed. It requires a great product experience. Apple definitely set the standard, but many new companies have embraced this trend and the bar has been set higher.
Product design will be a huge differentiator going forward especially when it comes to mobile and consumer applications.
Mobile web, displays and browser technologies have all elevated what’s possible now online and the expectation of our users. They expect more.
.. and I want to give it to them.
What I’m looking for
I’m not looking for a certain design style, I’m looking for a certain design approach and taste level. Simplicity isn’t enough – clarity (pun intended) is where it’s at. You think about how people interpret the objects on the screen. What they think about, what moves them, what frustrates them, what makes them happy. You know that the right design decision can make all the difference.
You’re excited to discover a better solution, even well into a project. You don’t mind throwing something out in favor of a better idea or implementation. Projects at Clarity.fm start with real code. Feedback from an evolving prototype guides the team. While we’re very pragmatic about code, it is important that your design/code is easy to change in response to feedback.
How to apply
Send relevant work samples, and anything else that will make you stand out, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include [UI DESIGNER] in the subject of the email.
Bonus: Link to your Dribbble, Github, Twitter or Blog
If I think you may be a good fit I’ll get back in touch with step two of the application process.
Deadline for application is April 15, 2012.
- Team size 4 (3 engineers and me)
- Location is Moncton, NB, Canada
- Compensation includes equity
- Free lunch everyday
Why you wouldn’t be a good fit
If you’re not ready to be part of a startup. Startups are all consuming and very intense … but a whole lot of fun. However, it’s not for everyone.
Why would I pay six figures for a UI designer in Moncton?
My goal is to create one of the best product and engineering teams in Canada and I know the best people are well compensated and already employed. It’s not about comparable salaries vs. cost of living – it’s about impact to the product and our users. Designers matter more now than ever.
If you know anyone, email me.