DESIGNER / UX GENERALIST

for Fight for the Future / Center for Rights - Location: San Francisco / New York / Telecommute (Greater Boston Area)

        

The Organization

Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the web         continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. We primarily work on high value, fearless projects that can be seen by millions. The highlight of these efforts so far is the largest online protest in history, internet-wide strike against the web censorship bills SOPA and PIPA, and is an example of the impact a passionate few can have when engaging with the larger web community; see americancensorship.org, sopastrike.com, freebieber.org, and fightforthefuture.org/pipa. This could be a dream job.

Job Description.

        

Our organization is focused on developing high-impact campaigns that resonate with people and help them band together to exert their power. The Designer position is one of the most important roles in our work - it is central to the organization and its effectiveness. If you ever wanted to build online experiences that reach out, grab people, and help them change the world, then this is the job for you.

        

We're looking for someone smart and savvy and who can be funny and playful with ideas; we're looking for someone who can speak to people's humor, fears and what gets them going; and we want someone who has purposeful humor and creativity as well as poignant ideas and language that can cut through political gridlock and debate.

        

We look for people with a rigorous and thought-provoking perspective on a wide range of political issues, and especially on tech and policy. We want you to be a thinker and someone who can synthesize a problem or an idea out of ordinary interaction and frustrations / struggles.

We are currently hiring for a full-time User Experience designer to join our organization

and development process. We're looking for someone with very strong visual and interaction

design skills who can move from wireframe to visual design to usability tests and ideally

*crosses fingers* to HTML and CSS coding. Basically, someone truly talented who is

passionate about rapidly creating great user interfaces with A-plus usability and polish.

This would be a great job for somebody who can tackle a heterogeneous mix of projects

and enjoys the variety, and for any front-end designer dev who wants to use their skills to make millions of people happy by standing up for what’s right.

We create dynamic, and emotional campaigns to spread new ideas about art, culture,

and tech to hundreds of millions of people around the world. We primarily work on high

value, fearless projects where strong design and concept are often the most important part

of our work (see americancensorship.org, sopastrike.com, freebieber.org, and

fightforthefuture.org/pipa, getyourcensoron.com).

You will be working closely with the leaders of the organization to play an important role

in defining our work.

We need someone who can:

* Make sane, classy design decisions on the fly

* Make strong visual designs for the web (Applications and websites, not just brochureware)

* Create/select typography and clean app icons

* Optimize UI and UX for the goal at hand, sometimes quickly and using software like Optimizely

* Develop new, original visual direction for a wide-range of topics and audiences

* Deal with deadlines by proposing shortcuts and simplifications

* Need to communicate clearly and work well with others.

Optimally:

* Do fast, high-quality XHTML/CSS work from mockups and PSDs

* Have both illustration and print skills

Bonus:

* Strong knowledge of a modern web development framework like Rails or Django

* Experience designing a successful consumer-facing web product or site with millions of users.

* All of the work you do will have a direct impact on making the world better

* Your UX work will help people band together to exert their power

* Your speed making XHTML/CSS will mean rapid responses whenever challenges to web erupt

* You’ll feel good about yourself

Location:

The team is 100% remote, no need to commute or relocate.

Compensation:

Competitive, market rate, commensurate w/ experience. Benefits.

If you’re interested, send links to work you’ve done to tycheng@gmail.com.

Please include as much relevant information as possible: significant things you’ve done, projects you’ve worked on. Being well-rounded is a plus, so don’t exclude significant skills or achievements just because they aren’t design-related (e.g. starting a business, being an activist, etc).