User Experience Designer - Kitchener, ON | Green Brick Labs | | 17/09/16

User Experience Designer Full-Time

Location: Kitchener, ON
Company Name: Green Brick Labs ()
Category: User Experience

Green Brick Labs isn’t your average development agency. Maybe it’s something in the coffee, or maybe it’s because we work with some of the best minds in the business, but average we are not. Our development people create solutions in complex environments using tools that help set us apart from standard design and development agencies. Our marketing people find ways to pull inspiration from ideas and accurately measure results. Our customer support people are on hand to juggle complex back-end projects that require great personal communication and exacting attention to detail. We crush it; we only work with the best and we only accept absolute excellence, pure and simple.

"At Green Brick Labs, we find ways to build differently."

About the work:

The Senior User Experience Designer will develop a strong understanding of the clients’ needs and their end-users’ behaviours. You will act as an advocate for the user as you design and build out the experience that make those users awesome. You will collaborate with the development team as your wireframes and prototypes assemble into a working product.

About you:

As one of our Senior User Experience Designers, you are self-motivated, organized, and passionate about delivering  quality work. You have an eye for effective and delightful UI and understand that good ideas may come from anywhere. You keep up to date with emerging design trends and aren’t afraid of making mistakes during iterations to improve your design and generate the best solution for our clients and their end-users. We’re looking for a user-centric designer to take awesome ideas from a napkin drawing through to the design and testing process and onto the screens of millions of people.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Empathize with our clients and their end-user needs through a combination of quantitative and qualitative measures.

  • Develop effective solutions that address defined problem spaces.

  • Initiate, suggest, and spearhead major UI redesigns to improve upon existing products.

  • Be the end-user advocate during the development process, subject early designs to experiments or usability reviews, validate designs, and offer suggestions of improvement..

  • Build personas, task models, user journeys, wireframes, or other artifacts that help communicate your vision.

  • Stay current on emerging design trends, and broader technologies to identify opportunities to incorporate new design methods into existing processes and procedures.

    • Perform design work as per project requirements or based on the needs of the technical, support, or marketing teams.

    • Fit within the existing development team and follow dev protocol.

    • Have a robust communication and archival strategy for future designers and developers.

      • Consult and oversee the work of third-party contractors.


  • 5+ years of experience as a UX Designer.

  • Post secondary diploma/degree in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Strong online portfolio of digital (either native or web) work and hands on experience designing digital experiences.

    • Strong design skills in the Adobe Creative Suite and practical experience with wireframing tools.

    • Ability to work with a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team where you get to wear a lot of different hats.

    • Ability to wireframe, rapidly prototype, and quickly iterate based on feedback. Practical experience with Lean UX methods.

    • Ability to communicate requirements and specifications.

    • Ample experience creating and executing remote quantitative test plans.

    • Strong understanding of UI patterns and end-to-end UX practices.

      • Technical understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is a plus.

Why join us?

  • Casual work environment.

  • Well stocked coffee cupboard and beer fridge.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • PS4.

  • Foosball!

  • We offer an environment where you can have fun and truly be part of the team.

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