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User Interface Designer

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you're only looking for paid employment.*

WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer User Interface designer to create beautiful, intuitive, and functional user experiences. 

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  

Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email.  All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.   Because it usually takes two to four weeks before volunteers become fully functional and require less supervision, we prefer candidates who can commit a minimum of three months to our organization

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position.

Requirements

  • Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
  • An eye for clean and artful design
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies

Responsibilities

  • Create wireframes, user flows and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity to complex design roadblocks
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