Senior UX Designer - Contractor

Vancouver, BC
We're looking for a dynamic Senior UX Designer to work closely with product and engineering to create delightful, fun, and memorable end-to-end user experiences. Every member of our team shares a common vision: to create the future we want to live in. We need the right people to help us realize that vision. This position is contract based.

In this role, you will shape immersive and delightful experiences for our digital products. You will be the advocate for our users by creating interfaces that are intuitive, scalable, and fun to use.

The ideal candidate is excited to tackle hard problems and design products with new technologies. They have a knack for translating difficult concepts into intuitive interfaces and seeing problems from the user’s perspective. They thrive as part of a team and will work closely with product managers, engineers, and other supporting designers. We’re looking for someone who can execute strategies, make informed and reasoned decisions, and visualize solutions.
What we'll accomplish together:
  • Design end-to-end user experiences based on product objectives.
  • Work closely with our product and engineering teams to ensure the best solutions for our users.
  • Define modern experiences while understanding the need to scale quickly for future scenarios.
  • Identify user needs by facilitating workshops, interviews, and user-testing plans.
  • Communicate product ideas to product owners, engineers, and other stakeholders.
  • Workshop design decisions through critical discussion and backing up your ideas with solid research and reasoning, all while being open to feedback.
A little about you:
  • You understand a problem holistically from what’s technically feasible to what users might expect.
  • You have a strong grasp of the latest UX tools and frameworks used to outline problems, and their possible solutions.
  • You can develop research-backed user stories, personas, and archetypes.
  • You can put together and execute user testing plans.
  • You have a strong understanding of typography, branding, and visual design techniques.
  • You understand the latest visual design techniques.
  • You have a flexible visual design style and can create interfaces for a variety of products.
  • You can conceptualize low-mid fidelity wireframes outlining required components and basic layout.
  • You can lead the creative process.
  • You’re able to wireframe and prototype an app.
  • You understand and execute on the overall direction of the product.
  • You can effectively communicate product design decisions to engineering teams.
  • You know how to talk to clients.
Bonus points for the following:
  • You have experience in Blockchain.
  • Understanding of Front-end technologies.
About Us:

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio that combines the best parts of a startup, venture capital firm, and incubator to create a flexible platform to serve as the long-term home for brilliant people.

Our portfolio companies, including Dapper Labs and ZenHub, combine creativity and experience to deliver leading solutions in emerging technology. Our mission is to inspire delight through thoughtful user experiences.

In order to support our evolving product suite, first-of-a-kind new projects, and partners including the NBA, Warner Music Group and Ubisoft to name a few, we are on the hunt for talented individuals to join our team.

More about Axiom Zen:

At Axiom Zen we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.   

Because we care about our team, we work hard to provide perks that make their lives better by offering:
- Flexible vacation & remote work policy - most team members take between 15-20 days off per year, but we have no hard limit
- Diverse opportunities for learning and development
- On-site gym and fitness reimbursements
- Dog friendly office!

Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!