UX Designer (Accessibility)

Client Services · Remote, Colorado
Department Client Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $65,000-70,000/year + benefits

Role: UX Designer

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 DOE, full benefits 

Reports to: Inclusive Design Director 


  • Do you love the entire design process, from defining an initial design strategy to crafting high-fidelity design assets? 
  • Can you design web interfaces that are equally beautiful and functional? 
  • Do you understand the design considerations that are necessary for the web such as accessibility and UX best practices? 
  • Do you use modern tools like Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch? 
  • Are you enthusiastic about collaboration and helping nonprofits achieve their goals? 

If you answered yes to the above questions, we’d love to chat! 

 

Firefly Partners is looking for a designer with a unique skill set that encompasses our projects' creative discovery and design aspects. 

We need someone comfortable collaborating with a diverse team and participating in a multitude of activities around UX, from initial design discovery activities to crafting high-fidelity designs that meet the creative needs of our clients. 

 

What We're Seeking:   

As a UI/UX Designer with Firefly Partners, you will use your exceptional design skills to create websites, digital campaign materials, social media, email templates, and other web-based assets for our nonprofit clients. You may be asked to participate in discovery sessions that will start with research and move through planning and design. You’ll provide innovative designs from ideation to launch-ready assets that deliver on our projects' defined strategy and goals. You’ll stay abreast of emerging web technologies and design best practices.  You will also maintain the Firefly brand on all marketing materials and ongoing communication with our clients.  

 

Firefly is a virtual team that works from home offices across the country so you will need to have the ability to be self-driven and work well independently from home. 


Some of What You’ll Do: 

  • Collaborate with the production team (design director, PMs, strategists, developers, etc.) on a wide variety of websites and online marketing projects to deliver consistently high-quality design assets and results to our clients. 
  • Effectively review and implement feedback from our clients, with limited direction and strategic use of additional internal/external Firefly Partners resources.  
  • Conduct usability testing on prototypes, when necessary. 
  • Perform design support work as needed on a variety of project types, platforms, and applications.  
     

Technical Competencies: 

  • Fluent in modern design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and familiar with hand-off tools like Zeplin or InVision. 
  • Experience designing full websites or single landing pages for sites of all sizes. 
  • Deep understanding of design principles, typography, user interfaces, web standards, usability, and accessibility. 
  • Strong background in discovery activities like personas and user needs statements, information architecture/sitemaps, wireframes, style tiles, etc.  
  • Experience designing for WordPress or similar CMS platforms. 
  • Understanding of front-end code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and impacts on design; hands-on coding skills a plus, but not required. 
  • Design systems approach utilizing components and modules to create a consistent and CMS compatible design 

Core Competencies: 

  • Above average creativity and problem-solving within the constraints of a project, the CMS, or a UI Kit 
  • Receptive to feedback remaining humble and open to critique 
  • Able to articulate design thinking to convey design functionality and discuss alternatives to client requests when they are less than ideal 
  • Perform well under pressure, adapt to change, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Highly organized and detail-oriented, especially within design files. 
  • Engage in multiple projects or simultaneous tasks to completion, maintain positive working relationships; and promote teamwork with an emphasis on problem resolution. 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, emerging standards, and competitor products. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and internally with Firefly staff. 

The Experience You’ll Bring: 

  • BS/BA/AS Degree or High-Quality UX Certifications 
  • 3+ years of UI/UX design experience for digital/web 
  • 3+ years of modern design tool experience such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Figma, Sketch, and Zeplin 
  • A portfolio demonstrating excellent user experience design and storytelling skills 
  • You are authentic, curious, and willing to do the right thing to nail every project with personal pride (we live by these values at Firefly Partners) 
  • Previous nonprofit organization experience is highly desirable 

 

About Firefly Partners: 

Firefly Partners is a women-owned digital marketing agency delivering tailored digital solutions that help progressive nonprofits achieve their goals. 

We design beautiful websites, integrate platforms, and leverage digital tools and marketing strategies to engage every organization’s unique set of supporters. Our commitment to social good is matched by an open, collaborative, and client-first approach. We define needs, design solutions, and deliver results that help organizations reach their goals. 

 

Firefly Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in all its forms and aim to create an inclusive culture. Firefly encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, hair texture, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by law. We are fierce advocates for equity in the workforce. 

 

Type:   

Full time salaried position. Firefly offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience plus benefits.   

 

To Apply:  

Please apply with your cover letter and resume. Cover letters are important to us, we want to hear about why you'd like to be a Firefly! For accommodations to the application process, please email operations@fireflypartners.com

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  • Location
    Remote, Colorado
  • Department
    Client Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $65,000-70,000/year + benefits