Web and Mobile App Designer - DabApps

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 15/01/2018

DabApps is an established member of the digital community in Brighton. Our core business is designing and building custom applications to help businesses succeed and grow. We concentrate on web and mobile application development, and are passionate about producing high quality work that we and our clients can be proud of. Our values are based on standards compliance and best practice and we are constantly working to improve and streamline our design and development processes.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Web and Mobile App Designer with excellent design skills and a real user focus, to help us design and prototype web and mobile apps. You will have built up experience through a number of client projects over 2 to 5 years and be looking for the next step in your career. Your portfolio of work should illustrate a self confidence in both visual and interaction design, helping users achieve their goals and clients hit their objectives.

The role will be varied and you will need excellent problem solving, prioritisation and decision making skills.

Skills Range:

Below is a list of core skills and technologies we consider key. We are not expecting any candidate to have experience or knowledge in all of these areas. What we are looking for is the ability and desire to learn and share. If you only have some of the below, you should still apply!

  • Visual design & communication / brand development (Sketch primarily/Photoshop occasional)
  • A solid understanding of a user centred design process (design, research, user testing, validation)
  • Mockups, wireframing and lofi prototyping
  • Responsive web design – an understanding of modern web apps
  • Mobile design – an understanding of how modern cross platform apps work
  • Experience of working on client facing projects and communicating confidently directly with clients

Desirable Expertise

  • HTML/CSS (Sass/LESS) (cross browser and device optimisation)
  • Data Visualisation
  • Web and Mobile Accessibility
  • Javascript Skills (we use React JS, but experience using any libraries or a solid vanilla understanding of JS would be useful)
  • Git – version control
Person Specification:

We need someone with strong ethical values, who thrives on producing results, can adapt to new challenges, and enjoys learning along the way. We are growing the design team and want you to grow with us.

You will need to be able to work effectively in a team-based agile environment, collaborating with other designers, developers, and customers, as well as playing a part in the growth and direction of the company as a whole.

The role is based in our central Brighton office and we would expect you to be based in the office for the majority of your time, with occasional client visits where needed.

Key Area: Design/Creative 27-1024.00Design/Creative
Salary: Depending on experience
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Benefits - what are we offering you?

  • A competitive salary based on your experience.
  • A chance to join a growing company and help drive DabApps as we expand
  • 25 days paid holiday – plus paid Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working hours – inside core office hours.
  • A great working location in the heart of Brighton.
  • Encouragement and support to take part in Brighton's vibrant creative and digital communities.
  • Pension scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Regular training and conference opportunities – in-house and external

No agencies please

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