Job Overview

We are seeking a highly skilled, detail-oriented, and experienced Digital UX/UI Designer (Contractor) to join our team. This is a fully remote, ongoing freelance opportunity starting ASAP. Hours will vary, with approximately 10–20 hours per week to start, depending on the current project requirements and deadlines. The estimated hours will be predetermined and agreed upon before any project is assigned to ensure you can deliver on time.

The ideal candidate is a Figma expert with a strong portfolio demonstrating modern UX/UI design, emphasizing intuitive and visually appealing website designs. This position will work closely with the Art Director for strategic guidance, vision alignment, and brand standards. While occasional digital graphic design tasks (such as image banner ads, icons, illustrations, social media graphics, slide presentations, etc.) may arise, your main responsibility will be leading the design efforts for web-based projects. You will be working on a variety of web-based projects, including but not limited to e-commerce sites, corporate websites, landing pages, microsites for marketing campaigns, etc.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities

  • Design Well-Organized Wireframes and Mockups: Create website wireframes and high-fidelity mockups that effectively communicate design ideas, addressing the client’s target audience, pain points, key messaging, and functional needs.
  • Create Intuitive User Interfaces: Design modern, intuitive, and visually appealing user interfaces for web and mobile displays.
  • Maintain Design Consistency: Ensure consistency in design elements and maintain brand guidelines throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Conduct User Research and Usability Testing: Conduct user research and usability testing to gather feedback and iterate on designs. For example, gather user feedback through interviews and usability testing sessions and use this data to refine and enhance various aspects of the website to improve user experience and functionality.
  • Stay Updated with Design Trends: Stay up-to-date with the latest design trends, techniques, and technologies.
  • Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams: Work closely with the art director, project managers, developers, and other stakeholders to understand project requirements and deliver high-quality design solutions.
  • Occasional Digital Graphic Design: Occasionally design digital graphics as needed, ensuring alignment with web design aesthetics.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven Experience: Proven experience as a UX/UI Designer (or similar role), with a strong portfolio showcasing your design skills, particularly in web design.
  • Design Tools Proficiency: Proficiency in Figma and other design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, is required. An understanding of WordPress, Elementor, Shopify, and Webflow is a plus.
  • Time Tracking and Collaboration Tools: Comfortable working with tools such as Toggl, Slack, Asana, etc., to communicate with the team and track time.
  • User-Centered Design Principles: Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Brand Guidelines: A deep understanding of brand guidelines and the ability to develop them as needed.
  • Project Management: Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously and delivering results within tight deadlines.
    Feedback and Iteration: Able to receive constructive criticism positively and use feedback to iterate on designs.
  • Communication Skills: Responsiveness is key in our collaborative work. Timely and effective communication is a must. The role requires frequent interaction with team members and clients in English, so excellent communication skills in English are also essential.

Working Arrangement

  • Remote and Flexible: This is a remote, hourly, as-needed contractor position with flexible hours.
  • Growth Opportunities: Potential for long-term collaboration and professional growth within the team.
  • U.S. Business Hours: Candidates must be available during U.S. business hours, Central Time.

Application Requirements

  • Portfolio Submission: Submit a portfolio showcasing multiple completed web design projects.
  • Hourly Rate: Include your desired hourly rate.
  • Project Estimate: Provide an estimate of how many hours you would take to design a homepage (including both desktop and mobile versions) if you were provided with brand guidelines and a wireframe with the following sections:
    • Navigation: Logo, Services, Process, About, Sign Up (button), Contact (button)
    • Hero: Headline, subhead, short body copy blurb, and 2 CTA buttons
    • Benefits: 4 items with icon, headline, and 50-word description
    • About: approx 250 words with photo
    • Process: 3 steps
    • Testimonial
    • Footer: contact info, hours, quick links, email subscribe, privacy policy, terms of service
  • Long-Term Interest: Please let us know if you want a long-term position. Not a deal breaker if you are not.
  • Attention to Detail: In your application, please describe your design process and what “designing with purpose” means to you. Additionally, what is your favorite meme or song?

Cultural Fit

Here at Connective, we value creativity, collaboration, and a user-first approach in everything we do. Our team thrives on delivering exceptional digital experiences, and we are looking for someone who shares this passion and aligns with our dynamic, collaborative team environment.

Next Steps 

If you’re excited about crafting outstanding digital experiences and have the skills to match, we’d love to hear from you. Join us at Connective and help shape the future of web design. We look forward to seeing how you can contribute to our creative and collaborative team!

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