UX Designer

| Greater Denver Area
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Denver, CO - As a UX designer, you’ll conduct user research and create human-centered digital product experiences that solve our customers’ most meaningful problems, while delivering delight. You’ll collaborate with product managers, engineers, and others across the business to create a cohesive customer experience. You believe design excellence helps drive sustained business impact. This role is primarily research & UX focused with occasional UI / Product design tasks.

Please include your portfolio with your application.

The Day-to-Day

  • User research
  • Lead user research initiatives
  • Organize and conduct moderated and unmoderated user tests
  • Synthesize raw data to make actionable recommendations and develop testable hypotheses
  • Leverage insights from UX research, market research, A/B testing, and analytics to inform design decisions

  • UX design
  • Use your design skills to make strong layout and hierarchy choices
  • Provide design critique, heuristic evaluations, and competitive analysis
  • Receive mentorship from other designers leveling up your UI skills
  • Produce quick sketches, prototypes, and experiments to test ideas
  • Share work, early and often, giving and receiving feedback
  • Communicate design decisions openly and confidently, regardless of audience

  • Strategy and process
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, creative, marketing, and physical product teams on shared goals
  • Influence product strategy and shape our approach to product development with human-centered design thinking and customer advocacy
  • Execute well in a fast-paced, fluid environment

Qualifications

  • 3+ years leading user research and UX design efforts
  • Track record of strong collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Communication skills that inspire varied audiences
  • Examples of user research and design solutions that drove material customer and business impact
  • Experience with UX research methodologies
  • Deep UX research experience including heuristic evaluations, and competitive analysis, and other discovery artifacts
  • Experience in defining and redefining information architecture
  • Wireframing and lo-fi prototyping skills

  • Base Compensation Range - $100 - 120k

Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality, customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the mission to empower people to tell their stories effortlessly, beautify and often, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and a line of customizable frames.

Artifact Uprising was recently voted one of Colorado's 50 Best Places to Work in 2021 for small companies by Built In Colorado. We are a tight-knit team who works with some of the latest technology to delight and inspire our customers.

Job Perks
Competitive health, vision and dental insurance for families (Plans cover 100% for employees and up to 95% for dependents), flexible vacation policy, headspace membership, 401(k) matching plan, Year-End Company Bonus Plan.

Work flexibility - We understand that individuals and teams are most effective in different environments. We trust and allow each team to decide how often they use the office vs working from home. Offering this flexibility and eliminating a set schedule allows our teams to do their best work.

Why Artifact Uprising?
Creative Freedom We value the creative process and look to our employees to speak into Artifact Uprising products, identity and approach – regardless of position or title. We look for driven people who demonstrate initiative to take the company to the next level.

The Working Life
We strive to create a workplace where everyone works hard but also has the flexibility and balance to enjoy life outside of the office.

It Won’t Be Boring
We are a small company with big ideas - and we recognize it will take every last one of us to reinvent the way brands approach business. We believe a good workplace empowers its team to rise to new challenges, expand their skill sets and think outside of the box. Through this, we foster a company culture that is always growing, always reaching, and always looking to see things differently.

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Artifact Uprising is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • SeverlessFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases

Location

We are located in the up-and-coming Sunnyside neighborhood in Denver. Our office is surrounded by great local restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Artifact Uprising

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our team works hard but also cares about one another’s personal lives, respecting that much-needed time away from our desks. Whether it’s to rest and recharge, go on a trip, or simply get up and walk the dog — our work-life balance matters. Because, after all, “you can’t do a good job if you’re job is all you do.”

Hayley

Copywriter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Artifact Uprising we rally around our shared business goals. As a result, we have cross-departmental teams that determine how we achieve those goals. These groups become incredibly collaborative and spur conversations that have an impact on the business far outside the anticipated outcome.

Morgan Kois

Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was looking for a change when I found Artifact Uprising and jumped on board as a seasonal holiday employee. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure to grow with the company on our Customer Experience Team and more recently on our People Operations Team.

Alex

People Operations Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

By encouraging them to find inspiration outside of the 4 walls of our office. We aim to be conscious observers of what’s happening in other visual areas: fashion, interior design, illustration, fine art, etc, to reinvigorate our creative energy.

Emily

Creative Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined AU following a career change and have since had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business, from customer service, to digital product, to growth and marketing. It’s been fun and exciting to be a part of such a fast-growing business and tight-knit team. I feel appreciated for my hard work and look forward to what's ahead!

Eliza

Associate Product Manager

What are Artifact Uprising Perks + Benefits

Artifact Uprising Benefits Overview

At A|U, we understand that it's important to take care of our employees inside and outside of the workplace. That's why we try and put together a comprehensive benefits and perks program for our team.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have an internal culture committee comprised of volunteers to help understand what's happening at the ground level and suggest improvements and other fun monthly events!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Can contribute up to the annual IRS limit.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
New to 2021, we are offering membership to the Headspace app to ensure our employees have the resources they need to help balance work and personal life.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Artifact Uprising sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Artifact Uprising hosts company outings Monthly.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Artifact Uprising offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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