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Seniors and recent grads: UI/UX job with startup

UI/UX Designer
Engineering | New York City

Peach Street is a fintech startup looking to redefine the homeownership experience – starting with how you pay your mortgage. We are a small team of engineers from Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Twilio who are using technology to improve the mortgage servicing experience for both homeowners and lenders. After raising a seed round from large venture and strategic investors, we’ve built our initial product and are about to close another round to accelerate our growth. We are looking for the first in-house UI/UX designer to work with Product and Engineering on a slick user experience to help homeowners understand and pay their mortgages.

Our design stack includes Sketch and Zeplin.

Responsibilities
● Work with Product to deliver high fidelity product UI mockups from defined Critical User Journeys
● Develop mocks for use by Front-End Engineers on mobile web, iOS and Android.
● Determine the usability of new and existing product flows and make actionable suggestions for improvement

Ideal Background
● 3+ years of product design experience building UI mocks or in UX optimization capacity.
● Strong communicator. Able to work cross-functionally to balance product and technical requirements.
● Experience with one or both of the following: web application design, mobile application design.
● Experience in a fast paced startup environment and know how to maximize the impact of your time.

Express Interest
● Email co-founder of Peach Street: Eric – eric@peachstreet.com

 

 

AIGA Design Job Fair – Thursday, May 16, 1-4pm

Thursday, May 16 2019
1:00–4:00 pm

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a recent graduate or just starting out designer? Join Wanted Design and AIGA NY for the third annual Spring Job Fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

REGISTER AND LEARN MORE

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

AIGA Worldstudio scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

Apply now!

Recipients

2019–2020: Your name here!

2018–2019Meet the recipients! | Meet the jury

2017–2018Get to know the recipients

2016–2017Get to know the recipients

2015–2016Get to know the recipients

2014–2015Get to know the recipients

Application period and notification

The application for the 2019–2020 academic school year is now open. Keep an eye on this page or follow @AIGAdesign for updates.

Eligibility

Download and read the application instructions in advance of the deadline. This packet is your go-to guide and contains all you need to know about eligibility, the application and portfolio requirements, selection and notification process, required financial documentation, and more.

Exceptions to eligibility requirements or to the deadline will not be made. Be sure to read the application instructions in full.

Ways to contribute

There is always a need for additional support. If you or your organization are interested in contributing to the AIGA Worldstudio scholarship fund, here are a few ways to give. Download this donor form to learn more about how you or your organization can make a difference.

About the AIGA Worldstudio scholarship

Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow. Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition.

Since its inception in 1995, AIGA Worldstudio scholarships has awarded more than one million dollars to 700+ minority and economically disadvantaged college students of art and design.

FAQs

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Still have questions? Email scholarship@aiga.org.

 

This is a program of AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative, in partnership with the Worldstudio Foundation.

AIGA NY Student Job Fair / Parsons / February 15th

Meet creative companies helping you take your first steps in the design industry.

Are you a design student or new graduate? Join us for AIGA NY’s 3rd annual mini-job fair! Meet reps from New York’s top creative companies and studios. Find out what a typical day is like for their designers and hear what creative directors are looking for in new designers like you.

It’s speed networking meets the design industry and not another portfolio review. Come by, introduce yourself, and discover where to take your first steps in the design industry.

AIGA NY board members Caspar Lam and Janet Esquirol will co-host.

Participating Companies

Blue State Digital
Everytown for Gun Safety
GHD Partners
Nick Brand Creative
R/GA
Smart Design
Spitball
Turner Duckworth

Event Series: Work in Progress
AIGA NY Student Job Fair is part of the Work in Progress event series. These events are focused on the creative process, personal development and professional development. They aim to give a peek behind the curtain and expose failure as a valuable experience.

Location
Wollman Hall
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
65 West 11th Street Room B500
New York, NY 10011

When
Friday, February 15

Time
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Register

NYC Media Lab Summit: Sept. 20th and 21st

NYCML’18 is a snapshot of the best thinking, projects and talent from across the City’s industry and university ecosystem. Through thought-provoking discussions, hands-on workshops, and 100 innovative demos, attendees will consider pressing issues related to digital media innovation.

https://www.summit.nycmedialab.org/

Email Prof. DeRosa (aderosa@qc.cuny.edu) for a discounted ticket of $15. [This is a steal for these two days of programming]

 

Portfolio Success: Strategies for Professional Development

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY

A panel discussion on creating effective design portfolios. We will explore the role portfolios play in a successful design career now and in the future and will ask, are traditional portfolios still relevant? If so, what does a successful portfolio look like and what kind of projects should be included?

Panelist will discuss what clients and employers want to see and which abilities industry leaders consider most important? You are invited to join the discussion as we look at new ways of teaching and explore emerging trends in effective portfolio development.

Tickets are $10, available here

Panelists

Christina Black
Vice President, Creative Director
Showtime Networks Inc.

Michael McCaughley
Lead Designer at OCD

Holly Tienken
Assistant Professor
Communication Design
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Peter Lusch
Assistant Professor
Dept of Art, Architecture & Design
Lehigh University

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