Sidebench is a modern technology consultancy and development studio, based in Los Angeles. Our team of strategists, technical architects, product managers, and user experience specialists partner with innovative companies to build long-term technology strategies and create powerful applications for business and consumer use.

We cater to innovative enterprise, fast-growing middle market companies, and funded new ventures seeking product strategy, bringing them the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting, the technical chops of systems integration consulting, all combined with the UX-first approach of an experienced product team.

Custom Technology. Inspired.

UX/UI Designer at Sidebench

Company Overview

Sidebench is an award-winning digital innovation lab and startup venture studio based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching strategic technology products & platforms for its corporate and startup partners.

Job Summary

The primary focus for the role is to ensure that the digital products we design and build are user-friendly, elegant, and designed according to best practices. This is a UX role first, but the ideal candidate will have UI skills and the desire to contribute to the interface design process as well. You will be expected to drive the requirements-to-design-to-dev portion of our client projects (as the client-facing design lead) while working in conjunction with our product managers, supporting designers, and developers. You will play an active role in every phase of the project lifecycle, from helping our clients shape their vision into reality and building feature lists and product documentation to overseeing the information architecture and user experience and helping ensure successful delivery and launch. You will be given a tremendous amount of independence and are expected to be a leader from day one.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with client partners to shape and deliver products and services that excite and inspire them and their clients/customers
  • Consult with clients to gather requirements for projects / products
  • Lead the Discovery process for new projects
    • Market / Personas research
    • Product definition/feature organization
    • Task analysis
    • Sitemap & user flows/journeys creation
    • Wireframing (with annotations)
    • User testing
    • Prototyping
  • Execute interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Contribute as a hands-on member in project management activities by guiding UI resources working on a project
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest UX & UI trends and never stop looking for ways to make our products and processes better

Qualifications and Skills

  • You're a user experience champion, you have an eye for aesthetics, you kick ass on a regular basis, and you have the experience to back it up
  • 2+ years of experience designing complex projects for web & mobile applications that leverage emerging technologies
  • Comfort and experience with leading client meetings and facilitating collaborative activities
  • Multi-device portfolio featuring different design frameworks (material design, flat design, etc.)
  • Strong grasp of grid systems, breakpoints, and media queries to facilitate a mobile-first design
  • Solid conceptualization ability, visual communication, drawing skills, and sketchbook technique
  • 6+ months experience using Sketch and associated design tools
  • Experience with prototyping tools (Principle, Framer.js, proto.io, After Effects, etc.) a plus
  • Comfortable with estimating project timelines and individual capacity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of web & mobile app development and general project management practices

Benefits and Perks

  • In addition to a competitive full-time salary, we offer a significant health reimbursement plan, generous PTO & remote time allotments, a 401k program, a technology stipend, and an educational stipend.
  • We have a casual dress code in the office and offer tons of drinks & snacks, company-paid meals, free office parking, and a number of other fun perks.

Company Reviews

"Working at Sidebench has been one of the best experiences of my working life. They're constantly pushing the envelope for mobile apps and web design."
Josh Koenig
Business Development Manager
at Sidebench
"I love working here. The passion and innovation that everybody brings to their projects is clearly seen in the quality of the projects that we release. I can't wait to see what we work on next."
Sami Berrada
Business Development Associate
at Sidebench
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Why work with us
Sidebench is a next-generation services company, representing the combination of a management consulting firm and a premium white-glove interactive agency. Our mission is to get to the heart of what matters to our clients and build high-impact products that let them focus on what they do best. Based in West LA, we are one of the fastest growing agencies in the country and are currently building an all-star team that will form the core of our organization as we revolutionize the technology services industry.
Culture
Sidebench is committed to bringing the same innovation that we bring to our projects to the workspace. Located in Santa Monica, we balance the laid-back SoCal lifestyle with an excited energy around what we do. We believe in servant leadership and do everything we can to allow the greater team to shape the company and work on things they are truly passionate about. We are growing quickly and are always looking for talented, caring, and fun individuals who embrace change and innovation.
Perks & Benefits
Yearly Bonus
Profit Sharing Plan
Health Reimbursement Plan
BYOD Option + Technology Stipend
Educational Stipend
Discounted Gym Membership In-building
Expo Line Accessible
Garage Parking
Fruit, Snacks & Regular Office Meals
Beer & Coffee
Unlimited use of Office Nerf Guns

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