Senior User Experience Designer

Tynker - Chicago, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $100,000 a year
Tynker is looking for a strategic thinker who will turn ideas into amazing product workflows that engage our primary customers – kids! You will be responsible for delivering all aspects of design, from defining customer needs to delivering prototypes and UI specifications.

Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding platform and helps millions of students learn coding. Our self-paced courses and creativity tools guide them from block coding to JavaScript, Swift and and Python. Tynker's mission is to provide every child with solid foundations in STEM, programming and critical thinking skills to prepare them to become better architects of their future world.

Primary Tasks:
Design user interaction models, user flows and user interfaces
Define experiences across mediums – web, touch tablets, and phone
Collaborate with the executive team on strategy, roadmap and direction
Incorporate feedback from customers, developers and design team members

Required Skills/Experience:
5+ years experience designing user interfaces for web-based applications
Bachelor's or higher degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or Graphic Design
Ability to deliver simple, balanced designs
Lo-fi and hi-fi prototyping skills
Expertise in user-centered design methods and best practices
Expertise using workflow and wireframe tools such as Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or Visio
Expertise generating interactive prototypes
A diverse web-based portfolio that showcases your work

Bonus Points for the Following:
Experience working with children’s products and services is a plus
Technical background with intimate knowledge of Web standards - HTML, CSS, Javascript is a plus
Experience with game and level design a plus
Deep familiarity with iOS, Android, and/or Windows 8 design standards
All candidates must send a portfolio or work samples along with their inquiries, these should include examples of amazing visually rich interfaces.