Job Description The Company:
We’re a company called Quirky and we are assembling the highest performing team (maybe ever) with a single, yet ambitious vision:
To Make Invention Accessible
Quirky is a new type of company, one that involves all people interested in its decisions and, ultimately, shares its success with those people who helped achieve it. And we have developed a completely unique platform in which the realities and complexities of execution do not stand in the way of a kickass idea.
We are a brand built around excitement, creativity, and the reality of bringing great ideas to life. Not to mention we do it Better, Faster, Funner than anyone else!
We’re looking for an amazing and passionate Experience Product Designer to join our team in NYC.
We are looking for an exceptional and driven Digital Product Design Intern to join our Experience Team in NYC. This position is NOT a Product Designer that will be designing the physical products that Quirky manufactures, but rather designing and building the platform on which invention takes place. To be an Experience Product Design Intern at Quirky means you understand what it means to own and build the products you design. You are of the belief that quality is better than quantity and seek excellence and perfection in everything you do. You create success and you do it quickly.
Assist in conceptualizing and developing ideas for features and products with the Digital Product Designers on the team Learn what it takes to be an effective Digital Product Designer at a fast-paced, growing company by conceptualizing, wireframing, rapid prototyping, user-testing, interaction design, visual design, and doing front-end development Collaborate with other Product Designers, Engineers, PM’s and Invention Ambassadors to help push the Platform forward Help to identify UI and interaction components and implement them into existing frameworks while pushing and improving these frameworks Communicate and present you and your team’s work appropriately to the company and community Work together with the team to craft experiences that make the complex and confusing the simple and understandable Assist in setting overall strategic path for the platform through informed design Help analyze and understand data in a way that informs your peers' design decisions Contribute your valuable skills to a very, very big movement
Required Skills and Experience:
Passion for what we are building at Quirky Dedicated and strong attention to detail Strong time management and superb organizational skills Clear, concise, and transparent communication style Action-oriented, diligent, and flexible A strong willingness to learn design-centered processes, proven methodologies for identifying and solving problems Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JS Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) or whatever tools you prefer A strong willingness to learn cutting edge web technologies Bonus Points Ruby on Rails web development Mobile/Tablet UI development iPad/iPhone development Experience w/ testing methodologies (A/B, multivariate, etc.) Startup Experience Experience working on one or more highly-trafficked websites/mobile websites/native applications
Check us out at www.quirky.com. Register if you have not already done so. Spend some time on our site/app understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue.
Submit your resume and application online along with a customized cover letter addressed to Steven Walker telling him why you are right for Quirky and Quirky is right for you.
In order to be considered, you must provide link to your portfolio or some place we can view your work.
Company Description For centuries, becoming an “inventor” has been a hard gig to crack. Complexities relating to engineering, financing, manufacturing, distribution, and legal have stood in the way of brilliant people executing on their great ideas.
Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development. We bring brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky’s expert product design staff.
We act as partners, expert advisors, and re-sources to creative people around the world.