UI/UX Designer (Remote)

ProWritingAid’s Vision: Empowering people to share ideas, stories, and knowledge by inspiring, educating, and helping them to express themselves.


ProWritingAid is a bootstrapped company that's growing strongly. Despite the uncertain times, we're thriving, helped by the fact that we've always been a remote first company. We want to grow ProWritingAid in a sustainable and healthy way. We don't believe in the pour-petrol-on-it-and-throw-in-a-match culture of VC-backed startups. We always put the health and happiness of our team first.

ProWritingAid’s users come in many flavors, from best-selling authors to indie writers, from professional copy-editors to rookie bloggers, and from business experts to struggling students. We want to help them all to become better writers. We're looking for a remote UI/UX designer to improve our product. Can you help us?


What we're looking for

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and dedicated UI/UX designer, someone who can transform a vision into reality. As a small but growing team we're looking for someone who has the potential to grow with us. You'll be happy gathering user requirements and transforming them into great solutions through an iterative and collaborative process. You love creating clean, clear, intuitive design that will appeal to a specific target group. You'll be full of positive energy and always looking for ways to help the team. You'll get to work on a variety of products as we have a website, but also plugins for various word processors that have specific design requirements.

Responsibilities

Gather

You will work with the management and product team to understand and detail requirements. You'll interview users to better understand their needs. You'll work with the development team to understand any technical constraints, and you'll create design specifications that encompass all of this information.

Design

You turn specifications into storyboards and mockups. You'll gather feedback and iterate towards a final design.

Improve

You will proactively identify and troubleshoot UX problems in our current site and will advocate for improvements. You'll own the design of the website and endeavour to improve it by prioritising and planning improvements.

Experience

— Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
— Portfolio of design projects
— Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. moqups and InVision)
— Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Sketch
— Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
— Good time-management skills

We’re an equal-opportunity employer genuinely committed to building a diverse team, and to fostering the type of inclusive environment in which diversity thrives.

Work/Life Balance

Despite our geographical distance, our team members are always friendly, empathetic and supportive to one another. We fully embrace the idea of flexible working. We trust our team to get their work done regardless of their location, family schedule, or time zone. We celebrate the diversity of our multinational team. We will always offer a helping hand, encourage each other, and show gratitude for a job well done.

Hours of work

Up to 40 hours/week

Please note that we are a fully-remote company so all applicants must be prepared to work independently from their own space.

As we are a UK company, this will be a freelance position if you are not based in the UK. Any non-UK applicants will be responsible for paying taxes in their own country.

How to apply

Please send the following to to uxdesigner@prowritingaid.com

Cover letter Check out our article on how to write an effective cover letter here). Your cover letter is your chance to explain why ProWritingAid is the company for you. We value great writing, so will reward effort here. Resume/Portfolio Salary expectations

Deadline: October 22nd, 2020

ProWritingAid Team
ProWritingAid is a bootstrapped, profitable company with over 100% YoY growth. We’re at the forefront of exploration and innovation within the field of natural language processing.
ProWritingAid Team
We are a 100% remote team so you can work from the comfort of home, your favorite coffee shop, or anywhere else that makes you happy and productive. With members in more than 10 countries around the world, together, we’re on a mission to empower people to share ideas, stories, and knowledge.
ProWritingAid Team
We’re an equal-opportunity employer genuinely committed to building a diverse team, and to fostering the type of inclusive environment in which diversity thrives.
ProWritingAid Team

What do we stand for?

Although we are separated by geography, we are bound together by our company vision and values:

ProWritingAid’s Vision

Empowering people to share ideas, stories, and knowledge by inspiring, educating, and helping them to express themselves.

ProWritingAid Team

A Love of Language

We are passionate about language and believe that it is an essential component for communicating ideas, stories and knowledge. We believe good ideas are intrinsically entwined with the words used to express them.
ProWritingAid Team

Integrity

We place a premium value on integrity and fairness. We do not accept abuse of any kind targeted at or within our team. We take responsibility for our actions, deliver the best work we can, and strive to learn from our mistakes. We always choose the most ethical option.
ProWritingAid Team

Community-Driven

We believe that everyone has something to say, and the right to say it well. We are constantly building and improving our software to better serve the needs of our writers.
ProWritingAid Team

Accessible and Educational

We believe every writer, regardless of their economic situation or educational background, should have access to our software. To this end, we will always have a free version available and a helpful customer support team to help writers learn to use it. We will encourage learning by providing high-quality educational content on our blog.
ProWritingAid Team

Diverse

We strive for diversity and equal opportunity in our team. We are building a team that represents a wealth of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be.
ProWritingAid Team

Work/Life Balance

Despite our geographical distance, our team members are always friendly, empathetic and supportive to one another. We fully embrace the idea of flexible working. We trust our team to get their work done regardless of their location, family schedule, or time zone. We celebrate the diversity of our multinational team. We will always offer a helping hand, encourage each other, and show gratitude for a job well done.