UX Strategist

Phinney Bischoff is a boutique, tight-knit branding and people first design studio. A team of senior strategists, designers, and writers with 35 years of experience serving both global and local brands. And we are growing our team!

Together, we will work to create full brand experiences for our clients that start with brand strategy and extend to every touch point using people first design as a guiding principle for every engagement.

The Position

You're a broad-skilled UX Strategist who has a love for people-first digital experiences. Perhaps you started as a designer or writer, and have grown a passion for digging deep into a project through research and finding design solutions for complex problems. You’re nimble, comfortable moving from client pitches to creative brainstorms with designers to planning sessions with brand strategists. 

We're a boutique, tight-knit branding and design studio of senior strategists, designers, and writers with over 30 years of experience serving both global and local brands.

Together, we will work to create full brand experiences for our clients that start with brand strategy and extend to every touch point, including digital. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the UX strategy of all digital related projects, including scoping, content strategy, persona development and IA.
  • Work collaboratively with creative and account teams to ensure success with accounts as well as on-time, on-budget delivery
  • Ensure brand strategy is incorporated into digital projects in terms of content strategy and interaction
  • Conduct user and stakeholder research, usability studies, and collaborative client workshops
  • Lead development of rich functional prototypes using white board brainstorming, low and high fidelity mockups and interaction requirements while working with multiple clients
  • Be able to rapidly prototype design solutions such as wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Collaborate with internal creative team and manage the relationship external development teams on the design of web sites and digital projects
  • Develop style guidelines and technical specifications
  • Collaborate with the development team on front-end integration, CMS builds and QA testing
  • Participate in pitches and proposal development as it pertains to projects that will involve digital components
  • Build relationships in the creative and digital community, both for freelance and hiring purposes

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3-5+ years of UX experience / 7+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrable UX skills with a strong project portfolio
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Knowledge of User Interface Design, User Centered Design & Usability
  • Knowledge in HTML and CSS, JavaScript a bonus!
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Sketch or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Passion for technology and compelling user experiences
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively, effectively and collaboratively
  • A good sense of humor and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced agency environment
  • Previous agency experience a bonus!
  • Visual design background and/or content strategy background desired

Compensation and Benefits

Phinney Bischoff provides a competitive salary and benefits including health and dental, 401 (k), profit sharing, and generous vacation and paid time off. 

Applying

Please send your resume, a cover letter describing why you're interested in this position, and a link to your portfolio to hollyk@pbdh.com