Planorama plans and designs software products through modern product management and product design practices. We focus on research, UI/UX design, and delivering everything development teams need to execute, including dev-ready documentation that accompanies our designs. As a Planorama product designer, you will both design high-fidelity UI/UX for our clients, AND write detailed user stories. (If writing user stories is new to you, we’ll train you how.)
We design software for a variety of companies and industry verticals, with U.S.-based clients.
PRODUCT DESIGNER: Are part UX & UI designer, and part business analyst
EMPATHIZE: Get in the heads of our clients and their users to create simple, intuitive designs, and consider all the ways users can get themselves into trouble.
THINK BIG, WORK DETAILED: Love to understand the big picture, and at the same time, think through the details of designs to ensure usability and consistency
HONEST: Speak up when something doesn’t look or feel right
DRIVEN: Challenge themselves and the team to learn and do better
COLLABORATIVE: Communicate well and often, and are used to working in remote teams
PROCESS-ORIENTED: Understand the value of process, versus “lone ranger” designing
OWNERSHIP: Invested in what you produce because it’s your name, and collectively our name riding on it
If this sounds like you, and you’re available for at least 20 hours/week remote contract work, let’s talk.
Graphic design and user experience design background, with a portfolio to share
Experience designing both UX and UI using modern best practices for web application and mobile experiences
Experience creating the UX and UI for software applications (e.g. web apps, mobile apps, etc.). Needs to be beyond landing pages and websites.
Experience devising and documenting information architecture
Experience creating interactive prototypes for illustrating experience and user workflows.
Experience leveraging component libraries for building high-fidelity designs for software applications, such as Material Design, iOS design components, Bootstrap components, etc.
Familiarity with creating style guides, or design systems.
Familiarity with user story documentation, including narratives, acceptance criteria, breaking down workflows into scenarios.
Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the majority of them during normal U.S. business hours.
Written and spoken fluency in English. As our clients speak English, and our documentation is written in English, fluency is a must.
Translating needs from users the business into a scope of features that will fulfill those needs
Solid understanding and experience designing within modern UI and UX design practices and patterns
Discipline to work remotely for assigned hours per month, and remain engaged with your team on a daily basis for stand-ups, review meetings, and 1-on-1’s with team members.
Figma or Adobe XD (and being a fast learner of other tools when needed)
User research, conducting interviews and consolidating results
Designing and executing usability tests
Understanding of basic front-end HTML/CSS (don’t worry: you won’t be coding)
Atlassian tools: Jira, Confluence
Familiarity with Agile software design and development practices
Please tell us about yourself below. Everything, including your resume, must be in English.