UI/UX Designer - CoLabs

careers / UI/UX Designer - CoLabs
Full Time – Christchurch, New Zealand

At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable communities (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. Media Suite's CoLabs team is currently delivering on a number of high value, high intensity engagements in the environmentally focused public sector. Our reputation and demand for our work in these spaces just keeps growing, and a busy 2022 lies ahead. 

The CoLabs team shows up with serious passion for their work and the flexibility to tackle any challenge. We offers a wide range of services focused around complex problem solving, strategic delivery and the interplay between human adaptation and technology. This role requires an experienced, strategically minded User Experience and User Interface Designer to guide our partners through a complex and intensive user engagement process that focuses on the public sector and rural community. While software and digital solutions are not a product of our current projects, the ability to prototype and ‘think for digital’ is essential. 

You should be comfortable getting your head into complexity, with the ability to step back and think big picture, real world impact, real users. You must be comfortable in a client-facing environment as the CoLabs  team works hand-in-hand with our partners and their teams to deliver. You must be comfortable with context switching, deadlines and a feedback culture that thrives on the success of the collective. 


About you:

Whatever your background, you will definitely need: 

  • A sound practical and working knowledge of UI, UX best practices, ideally at scale

  • Experience  working with a wide range of people (eg. from business stakeholders to end users from all walks of life) to deeply understand requirements;

  • A passion for solving complex problems with simplicity at the heart of your thinking;

  • An eye for design with strong attention to detail;

  • Impeccable written and spoken english;

  • Comfortable with technology, using it, supporting it and learning new things;

  • Curious and inherently motivated by review, feedback and improvement;

  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively;

  • Willing to go the extra mile to make our partners & stakeholders happy;

  • Flexible and highly adaptable to ever changing priorities;

  • Able to pick up new things quickly and take ownership. 

Some of the practical day-to-day things you can expect to be doing:

  • Conducting user research, interviews, surveys and usability testing;

  • Creation of User Personas and Scenarios to help inform design decisions;

  • User Interface design and development including creation of wireframes and user-flows;

  • Communicating with clients to understand their goals and objectives;

  • Creating prototypes to validate approaches with users;

  • Contributing your skills and perspective to a highly collaborative team across a diverse range of subjects and applications.

  • Updating and reporting on sales pipelines and key activities 

Skills, Experience & Education:

Ideally, we need someone ready to hit the ground running, so you will need proven hands-on experience with User Experience  (user testing, test planning, creation of guidance material) and ideally proven experience with UI design for web-based software interfaces. We expect you’d need industry experience of at least 3 years in a similar environment.  

Proficiency with tools like Sketch, UXPin, Figma, inVision, Adobe XD etc would be an advantage. 

Experience creating UX artefacts like wireframes, personas, user journey maps, scenarios is definitely required.

About us:

We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. If you’re tempted to join the Media Suite team, be sure to read on and make sure we’re aligned.

We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.

We know that a lack of confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a role, but we also know that there is no such thing as the “perfect” candidate. So, our employment philosophy is pretty simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential. So if this role sounds like one that might make you excited to come into work every day, go ahead send us your application and let’s talk.

We are an equal-opportunities employer, we don’t just accept our differences, we aim to celebrate our diversity and grow through sharing our unique experiences and perspectives. We are wholeheartedly committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers each of us the chance to thrive.

What we offer:

  • An awesome team to work with;

  • A place to grow;

  • Interesting partners & varied projects;

  • Competitive remuneration;

  • Dedicated professional development & tech tools budgets + 4% (matched) Kiwisaver contributions.

Ideally, this role will be based in our Christchurch office,  so being based in New Zealand with the right to work here is key. While  we are keen to employ a full-time role,  we also understand that full-time work does not fit into everyone's lives. With this in mind, we will work closely with the right person to balance the work/life hustle.  

If you have made it this far and are still interested, please upload your CV and cover letter  by hitting the 'apply now' button. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
(no recruiters please)

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