We’re hiring a UX Designer & recruiting for our Design Fellowship!

What’s it like to work for Kudoz? Watch Janey give you the tour.

Current Openings

Freelance UX Designer

Contract. 20-30hrs a week. Apply by Aug 31

We’re looking for a user experience designer with demonstrated expertise in user research, user interface design and css to join our small, but mighty freelance team. You’ll work alongside our front-end (React) and back-end (Python) developer to make a more beautiful and usable platform by observing and collecting feedback from users and staff.

We’re seeking …

We’re looking for a user experience designer with demonstrated expertise in user research, user interface design and css to join our small, but mighty freelance team. You’ll work alongside our front-end (React) and back-end (Python) developer to make a more beautiful and usable platform by observing and collecting feedback from users and staff.

What’s in it for you?

We’re a small and agile team that likes to get their hands dirty! That means your design & research work will be built quickly, and you’ll be able to see the impact of what you’re doing right away! You’ll help define the product roadmap. You’ll also get into the design side and try your hand at python and the back-end development side of work.

Sound like you?

💌 Looking for work that has impact and a tangible social purpose
💵 Interested in working freelance on an ongoing basis
⛰️ Available to meet weekly in Vancouver
⏳Comfortable working independently, creating estimates and managing your time
💞Deep appreciation of aesthetics and what shapes user behaviour
📱Strong User Interface Design portfolio in browser-based and mobile apps: demonstrating an excellent grasp of accessibility considerations, hierarchy/information architecture and a mobile first approach.
🖥 Experienced with Sketch, Figma, InVision, UI kits, CSS, HTML, etc
🧠 Strong critical thinking skills, to contribute to design and planning discussions
🔗 Systems oriented: from logic models… to asset/component libraries… to UI kits… to user feedback, you think in systems, organize your ideas logically and value consistency and scalability
🏌You’re comfortable deploying your CSS changes in a Git environment
💡Bonus: Experienced/Interested in KPIs, benchmarking, analytics, metrics, data and evaluation

Logistics?

  • 20-30 hours a week
  • Based in Vancouver
  • Option to work from the InWithForward Shed in Mount Pleasant and the Kudoz Studio near Metrotown in Burnaby

Apply by August 30!

Please drop our Tech Lead, Lisa Joy, an email at lisajoy@inwithforward.com by August 30 at midnight.

Let us know why this role interests you, and what relevant experience you have along with links to your work: github ID, portfolio, platforms/apps you’ve created.

UX Design Fellowship: Tech Coach & Design Reseracher

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part-time (3 days a week, 3 months)

We’re cooking up a new residency for 2018. It’s a unique opportunity for a tech savvy student or recent grad wanting experience with a social services startup.

We’re asking for a 3 month commitment. This will be an awesome resume building opportunity.

As our Tech Coach, you will primarily support adults with a disability to use apps to respond quickly, stay organized and collect media to reflect later. You will run coaching sessions, host tech focused experiences in the catalogue, and do first hand user research, reporting trends in user behaviour and considering new features.

You will also gain experience working on our internal tech stack (Python/React) as well as other UX, engagement and analytics tools like Invision, Sketch, Mixpanel & Twillio.

What we offer

Experience working with an international team at the forefront of social design. We’re an international team of designers, doers and social scientists, working with developers, researchers and filmmakers. We operate from our studio in Mt. Pleasent, Vancouver.

Exposure our work features in design journals and at conferences, and so will yours. This is the year Kudoz is getting traction. We’ve were shortlisted for an international Service Design Award (SDN) and won Vancouver’s Best of Show + UX for Good Awards. We’re recognized as a case study of a new kind of social service, with the promise to change the existing system. 

Impact you’ll be able to see your work and it’s impact in the real world. A big part of our work is testing directly with ‘real’ users — people with disabilities, their families, staff, and volunteers. We’ve been live prototyping for two years with about 200 users. Over that period we’ve designed several versions of a website, a mobile app and lots of printed materials. You would help us to test our  system to find gaps and opportunities for improvement.