User Experience Designer at Kin + Carta

| Greater NYC Area
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Solstice | Kin + Carta is seeking a User Experience Designer to help us design amazing experiences from our Chicago Office for our Fortune 500 clients and their customers. If you’re passionate about emerging tech and have a deep understanding of human-centered design and interaction design read on!

At Solstice | Kin + Carta, we provide great design through a few key principles. We Instill Confidence for a more confident user, we Reduce Complexity to make experiences feel easy, and we Provoke Delight because we don’t just design for usability, we aim to create experiences that people love.

What the daily work looks like:

As a User Experience Designer at Solstice | Kin + Carta, you’ll be responsible for leveraging UX research insights, communicating your ideas visually, designing concepts for interactions, understanding and organizing complexities, promoting modern interaction design patterns and best practices, and working with cross-functional teams to build and test your digital experiences. 

As a trusted advisor to our clients on their digital experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact on their understanding and implementation of design practices. While collaborating with our other experts in design, research, software engineering, quality assurance, technical architecture, and product strategy, you’ll learn something new daily and, we hope to learn from you, too!

What we are looking for in you:

  • Demonstrated excellence in interactive design, information architecture, and translating research into design decisions
  • A portfolio of work proving your visual design ability with platform guidelines (iOS, Android) and responsive web design
  • Able to manage your own time on single or multiple projects, whether working independently or collaboratively with a team
  • Proficient in design tools such as Sketch and Adobe products and prototyping tools such as InVision and Proto.io
  • Experienced in Agile, lean, or other iterative product development approaches (design sprints, scrum, kanban)
  • Confident in presenting work and articulating user experience issues and concerns to team members and stakeholders
  • Empathetic with the business and client when constraints are present

Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in art, design, or equivalent experience in a related field
  • A genuine interest in building a diverse community of people and practices
  • A compassionate mindset of ethical, inclusive human-centered design 
  • A commitment to designing for accessibility

We welcome Solsties to show up as their full selves everyday. Because this is so important to us, Solstice | Kin + Carta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • Objective CLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • After EffectsDesign
    • proto.ioDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • RallyManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

524 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

An Insider's view of Kin + Carta

What’s the vibe like in the office?

As a new employee in the NYC office, Kin + Carta provides the best of both worlds—a fun and innovative startup here with the rock-solid support of a 300+ team back in Chicago. Our team is incredibly talented and builds great products. Despite the high-level output, the vibe of the office is laid back and chill.

Jennifer

Product Strategy Consultant

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being both accountable and gracious teammate as well as being a driven self-starter. Our team is made up incredible servant leaders as well as individuals who continuously make their own paths. To be successful with Kin + Carta, you must have a respect for your teammates, desire to lead, and an openness to being challenged and always learning.

Nate

Director of Product Strategy

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We’ve been in growth-mode a few years. While we've scaled, we’ve been disciplined about the flat structure in order to maintain a low-power-distance culture. From entry level to CEO, everyone’s roles are interdependent so their responsibilities are equally important. We know that insight and inspiration will come from every corner of the company.

Mark

Chief Product Officer

What are some social events your company does?

We take culture seriously and always make sure to have events planned frequently that keep us all connected outside of our day-to-day roles. With a plethora of offices around the world, we structure global events each office can participate in on the same day like our Rosé Soiree, and our annual Grilled Cheese Cookoff!

Anne Marie

UX Design Senior Consultant

What are Kin + Carta Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Kin + Carta's value of "Make A Difference" is shown through quarterly events and activities. One in particular, Pay It FWD, is our annual day of volunteering where our Kin combine forces & give back!
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Our Diversity, Philanthropy, Wellness, and Social Committees can be joined by any employee who wants to collaborate on events and make an impact upon our culture!
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Highly-Diverse Management Team
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
From sponsored 5Ks to Lunch & Learns, our Wellness Committee enables a workplace that encourages environmental and social support of a healthy lifestyle.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some of our favorites include our New Hire Happy Hours, our company-wide holiday party, our annual volunteer event (Pay It FWD), and team outings!
Happy Hours
Company-wide happy hours, as well as team happy hours are common at Kin + Carta. The themes and locations differ, but they are always a good time!
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We offer a wide range of training programs like LinkedIn Learning, Solstice University, and a mentor program. All full-time employees also receive $5,000 annually to pursue professional development.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Solstice is committed to positively impact, promote, support, and raise awareness of diverse communities in the Technology industry with the leadership of our Diversity Committee.
Lunch and Learns
Employees plan and host lunch and learn meetings that happen almost weekly.
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
All employees are assigned a mentor who provides 1-to-1 support, career mentoring, and leadership advocacy.
Continuing Education Stipend
We offer $5000 annually for continuing education.
Time Allotted for Learning
Employees are allotted two extra PTO days to use for their own personal training and development.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have a variety of fun perks at Kin + Carta, but our favorites focus on employee development! We know that investing in employee development is crucial to our success as a growing and forward thinking firm. All full-time employees have an annual personal training budget and time off. Employees will use this to take classes, buy materials, and go to conferences. We also have our internal training program, a mentorship program, and knowledge sharing through discipline circles and Lunch and Learns!

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