UI/UX Designer

Central Bristol - £30,000- £40,000

UI/UX Designer

Iken is an independent software company based in central Bristol. We have an excellent reputation for both our efficiency and productivity boosting product suite and our approach to client care. The Iken team is made up of people who aspire to high performance and continuous improvement of themselves and the business – and that’s what we’re looking for from you.

Our company values are at the heart of what all of our employees do day to day and we want to work with people with whom these values resonate. Within your role you will be expected to work inter-dependently, taking responsibility for your own success and that of the company – whilst being part of high challenge and high support company culture with a busy social life and corporate social responsibility agenda.

In this role you will report to                                                                              Head of Product
Grade: RD2                                                                                               Salary: £30,000- £40,000

Description of Post:

UI/UX Designers are responsible for delivering the best online user experience, gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components. You will be working alongside the Development team to design and enhance our software.

Responsible for:

  • Conducting user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Presenting designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Designing accessible graphical user interface elements

Primary Objectives:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Product and the Product Owner to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, SVG images, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colours and images
  • Conduct usability tests and identify and troubleshoot UI/UX problems
  • Creating and implementing interaction models, user flows, and user interface specifications



Skills and Experience:

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Have experience performing usability research and carrying out user interviews
  • Experience of working in a SCRUM team and agile process
  • A portfolio demonstrating your previous work
  • Graphic Design skills including the creation of vector images
  • Experience with wireframing and design tools e.g. Axure, Visio, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of WCAG
  • Experience in designing to WCAG AA standard

Person Specification

  • Ability to proactively collaborate and communicate with other members of a team
  • Ability to think creatively and offer solutions to issues and impediments
  • Tenacious approach to problem solving
  • Confident with ability to present ideas and opinions in a constructive manner
  • Desire to share knowledge, develop and mentor junior members of staff
  • Keen interest in new technologies
  • Strong organization and planning skills, which help you to efficiently plan and implement your changes.

Our Values

We are Inquisitive

  • Fully understand and own role and its relationship to overall business objectives
  • Analyse the status quo and explore new ways to do things
  • Ask questions to clarify your understanding of something
  • Look at the bigger picture and the impact that actions and decisions have

We are Brave

  • Step outside of comfort zone
  • Stand up for clients
  • Voice your opinion constructively
  • Remain determined in the face of challenge

We are Tenacious

  • Set goals and work purposefully to achieve them, asking for help and support as required
  • Remain resolute in your commitment to overall business objectives and client satisfaction
  • Act cohesively with colleagues and clients to achieve outcomes
  • Don’t give up when things get tough, explore different ways to do things and think outside the box to achieve objectives

We are Warm Hearted

  • Proactively supporting colleagues and clients
  • A positive attitude and manner
  • A willingness to help out and go the extra mile
  • Considerate attitude to clients, colleagues and wider community







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