UX Designer

Us: Toolhouse is a digital marketing agency. We are a tight-knit team of passionate designers, developers, writers and out-of-the-box thinkers with a common goal: create uncommon digital solutions that put users first through a beautiful balance of form and function. Our clients are global, industry leaders who demand innovation, and we bring it through interaction, experience and emotion.

You: You have an innate ability to simplify and bring clarity to almost anything that gets displayed on a glowing LCD screen. You dismantle the web and put it back together in engaging and intuitive ways. You’re a strong advocate for end users and know that putting their needs first is the only way to create an intuitive digital experience that gets results. You have the ability to marry content and interaction to produce a simple and pleasing experience for users.

You are passionate and plugged in to all things digital (desktop and mobile) and thrive on turning the complex into simple. You are a team-player and respond well to feedback and constructive criticism. You have a great sense of humor, and can keep your eye on the ball when things get busy.

The Job: Reporting to the Director of Project Services, you’ll help us craft engaging, intuitive, and user-friendly websites and mobile applications for our clients. In this role, you’ll lead the effort and work closely with different project teams to solve complicated interaction problems and ensure that UX best practices are always being followed. As part of the team, you’ll get to weigh in on visual design decisions, but you’ll be primarily focused on site architecture, site interface elements, site functionality and making the entire experience more intuitive for users.

The role is centered around concept development (site maps, sketches, wireframes, prototypes), but also encompasses upfront discovery (site audits, analytics analysis, customer experiences), and user research (usability testing). You’ll also be responsible for evangelizing User Experience across all Toolhouse projects, and continuing to evolve our internal processes to focus on and improve our UX output.

The Location: Bellingham, Washington. An outdoor mecca for mountain bikers, hikers, snowboarders, kayakers, and beach potatoes alike. We just remodeled an old cannery on Bellingham Bay and kept the kitsch while adding some kick. Nestled between the Cascade mountains to the east and the San Juan islands to the west, literally steps from the beach, we are inspired every day. Bellingham is 45 minutes from Vancouver, BC, 90 minutes from Seattle, and minus the traffic of both. We work hard, we play hard, and we have a great view.

We offer full benefits including medical, dental, vision, a wellness program, and 401K contribution matching.

Interested in the job? Send us an e-mail to jobs@toolhouse.com.

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