For over a decade, Poetic has moved our partners and clients ahead of their competitors. The strategies, technologies, and products created allow our clients to be competitive today and define tomorrow.

Poetic Location

Poets can be Anywhere! This role can be U.S. REMOTE (i.e., anywhere in the U.S. with occasional travel to visit our Houston Office) OR based entirely out of our wonderful Houston, TX Office (hint: Amazing coffee & camaraderie) or even HYBRID in the Houston area.

Poetic Culture

We believe a thriving culture is about good people you rely on and working with them toward a common goal.‍ Our culture is the main reason we consider ourselves a truly exceptional company, and it's our people who shape and grow it.

We believe unhappy employees != happy clients, so we support our team with flexibility, benefits including 401K matching, and frequent social events. We also offer a recently updated, excellent compensation package, flexible PTO, the latest Apple laptops, and all the free gourmet coffee you can drink. We have frequent social events, office lunches and breakfast, and personal enrichment opportunities. We also believe in creating a positive, inclusive and, most of all, fun, work environment. We want to encourage your growth. Currently, we work with a list of great clients including property management, green energy, manufacturing and real estate, and also a number of wonderful non-profits. You can feel good about the work you do at the end of the day. We have BIG expansion plans this year!

Poetic Job Description

Title: UI/UX Design Lead (Senior)

We’re looking for a passionate, creative and experienced UI/UX design lead for Web and Mobile Apps.

So the basics: Do you have excellent skills using online design tools like Figma, InVision? Do you have a portfolio of designed apps and websites? Do you have excellent communication skills? Can you lead a team to work on pixel-perfect designs? Can you create clear, intuitive, and visually appealing human interfaces? (UI). Can you make use of user research, usability tests, and metrics to inform design decisions? Are you a good listener who is open to an iterative design process that includes accepting and acting on feedback. Are you able to work with HTML/CSS in the contest of designing for the Web? Can you mentor junior designers and shape the scope of the application? Are you Self-motivated? Do You like to get things done?

If you answered yes to most of the above questions, then this is a chance to lead the work on an expanding tech team to deliver innovative web and mobile apps. You will work on multiple projects and get a chance to shape the direction of design at the company. You will be working with our most important clients to deliver new and innovative web and mobile applications.

Poetic has an executive mandate to expand and innovate in web and mobile development in 2022, we want you to join our friendly, fast-paced and highly innovative team. Our creative and design agency focus means our apps and websites always follow a design-first philosophy..

Role Technical Skills and Experience Summary (Note: not everything on this list is mandatory)

  • 3+ years as Designer, experience as a Lead UI/UX designer.
  • Expertise with Design tooling such as Figma, InVision, Adobe Suite and others.
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS in the context of web and mobile design.
  • Creating user-centric designs based on customer feedback and usability findings.
  • Developing visual style and quality bar of the UI by creating appealing and high-quality app interfaces to present a unique clear visual identity across multiple platforms including web, iOS and Android.
  • Design detailed wireframes with clear user journeys, information architecture, interaction flow, and interaction models, user flow / process flows.
  • Low and hi-fidelity design mock-ups to effectively conceptualize and communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behavior
  • Produce deliverables including presentations, graphic designs, wireframes, interactive prototypes, usability reports, design specs, etc.
  • Effectively sell design solutions to cross-functional teams and stakeholders through design storytelling and by demonstrating traceability in the design thinking.
  • Work with visual designers and engineering teams. Lead and coach a small team of UI/ UX Designers. Assist with hiring and training.
  • Able to design and work with WebFlow CMS tool or ability to learn.
  • Excellent communication skills

Poetic Hiring Process

We don't want to waste your time. We start with a short screening call and then move on to interviews with the team where we assign you one, small, straightforward design challenge or an in-depth portfolio review. For the design challenge, you can do it on your own, we then give you ample time to finish it. Then, we schedule another meeting in which we do a detailed review on how and what you did, asking you to explain your decision making and thought process all designed to match a real-world work situation. If it all works out, we will provide a competitive offer and introduce you to our wider team and get you started ASAP.