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Designer

San Francisco, CA | Design

Job Description

About the Role:

Heyzap is the largest mobile gaming community on Android and iPhone, helping millions of people discover mobile games and connect with friends and fellow gamers. Located in the heart of San Francisco, we are funded by top tier investors (Y Combinator and Union Square Ventures) and we have a super fast growing user base.

We are seeking a Designer to transform Heyzap.

We are looking for someone with a passion for fundemental design principles and someone willing to engage in a two way learning process. The ideal candidate will have a personal interest in social web/mobile applications, and a passion for designing consumer facing web/mobile experiences.

About Us:
  • In just 6 months, millions of users have downloaded our app and we are growing by over 50% every month.
  • Heyzap powers millions of game discoveries every month for our users.
  • We are a small, agile team and ship product continuously.
  • At Heyzap we are going to challenge the way you think about design.
  • We value design and put user experience at the top of our agenda.
  • We enjoy solving design problems.
  • We work with the biggest game developers in the industry such as Digital Chocolate (Millionaire City), Pocket Gems (Tap Zoo), Zynga and Get Set Games (Megajump).
Responsibilities:
  • Be transformative to our hugely successful and growing Android and iOS app on a regular basis.
  • Solve challenging design problems.
  • Being involved in speccing projects.
  • Designing pixel perfect screens for users.
  • Being a master of user interfaces.
  • Being able to make photoshop do unexpected things.
  • Work closely with the founders and the team to make the best gaming app in the world.

Requirements:
  • Pixel perfection
  • 3-4 years experience in the following:
    • Expert Skills: Photoshop, Typography, Iconography, Illustration
    • 1-2 years professional experience as a member of a creative team or agency.
  • Solid understanding of web standards, web/mobile, and live production practices.
  • Strong creative and visual skills.
  • The ability to ship.
  • Ability to explain your thinking; strong interpersonal skills; an ability to work independently and with a group.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems and convey ideas into tangible forms.
  • Ability to write great call to actions.
  • Thought leadership on design principles.


Bonus Points:
  • Experience developing high quality consumer applications
  • HTML / CSS
  • Basic Rails knowledge (not required)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HCI or Interface Design or related degree


Perks:
  • Stock Options
  • Covered medical insurance. Dental and vision plans.
  • $100 Exec credit per month
  • Awesome office decked out with Xbox, Wii, healthy snacks & drinks, foosball, bouncy castle and custom kegerator.
  • Powerful box and screen setup with comfy aeron chair and whatever hardware you need
  • An exciting and challenging work environment.
  • Book budget and large existing library
  • Commuter benefits
  • Free catered lunches every day (and dinners on late nights)
  • Fun team events (paintballing, indoor skydiving, wine tasting, and more!)
  • Unlimited whiteboard access
  • Monthly hack day 

Please include a link to your portfolio or a zip file when applying.

 

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