UI Visual Designer (Contract)

Empower Project · Remote (US)

Design + UX
Partners & Advocates
Public Service & Civic Engagement
$25,000 Per Year
Posted 3 weeks ago

Product Management
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About Empower Project 

Empower Project is the national leader in both paid and volunteer relational organizing (RO).  

Empower Project organizes to improve people’s lives using the power of relational organizing. Together with our partners, we’ve helped boost voter turnout, especially for BIPOC communities, through our approach of tapping into personal networks of friends and family. We provide the software and expertise to help communities, progressive organizations, and nonprofits leverage their personal relationships to build power and dramatically expand the electorate. Our cutting-edge technology, Empower, stands at the forefront of the industry and is trusted by over 1,500 organizations nationwide.

Project Description

We are seeking a UI visual designer to help improve the visuals of the Empower web and mobile apps. This is a remote, project-based role to design a visual refresh of the Empower app to make it feel more modern, trustworthy, and easy to use. You will be responsible for suggesting how we can update our existing app screens to make them better, as well as to update our visual design system (e.g. colors, typography, components, etc.) to replace our current one so that the elements from it can be leveraged for any future designs that Empower needs going forward. Hours are flexible as long as you are able to complete the project on schedule and are able to meet regularly with team members during US business hours as needed for the duration of the project.

Project Responsibilities

  • Design the visual refresh of the Empower web and mobile apps
  • Evaluate and suggest visual design improvements for existing app screens
  • Update Empower's visual design system (color palette, typography, spacing, UI elements, design guidelines and standards, etc.) to establish a cohesive foundation for current and future designs
  • Create visual design mock ups to effectively communicate design ideas
  • Work closely with product management, engineering, and other stakeholders to incorporate feedback, iterate on designs, and align visual designs with project goals
  • Clearly articulate design decisions, providing rationale based on design principles, user experience considerations, and project objectives
  • Manage time effectively to ensure the completion of project milestones and deliverables within the specified timeline

Desired Qualifications 

This opportunity is perfect for someone who has honed their UI visual design skills in other roles and now wants to put them to use to protect our democracy.
We're looking for a UI visual designer who:
  • Cares deeply about the mission
  • Has prior experience in successfully executing visual refresh projects for web and mobile
  • Has a strong portfolio in creating visually appealing and user-friendly interfaces
  • Has excellent UI visual design skills and is up-to-date with the latest UI trends
  • Has a proven track record of developing and updating UI design systems (color palette, typography, spacing, UI elements, etc.)
  • Has proficiency with Figma (or able and willing to learn it before the project starts)
  • Is productive in a remote environment
  • Has US work authorization
  • Communicates well, is open-minded, and is able to convey design concepts, rationale, and decisions effectively to team members and incorporate feedback and iterate on designs to achieve optimal results
  • Can adapt to different project requirements and demonstrate creativity in solving design challenges to achieve an effective visual experience
  • Takes ownership over project delivery and end results: You would be the only subject matter expert in UI visual design on the team, so you'll need to take initiative to get the job done and deliver designs that make an impact!
The following skills would be a bonus, but are not required:
  • Previous skills or experience with inclusive design for diverse communities, cultures, abilities, needs, etc.
  • The ability to break down proposed design changes into components that can be implemented incrementally by engineering to provide continuous improvement while maintaining cohesion and a better visual experience for users in the intermediate stages

All that being said, if your background or experience looks a little different from what we've listed here but you think you'd be great in this role, please apply!

Empower Innovations Group, Inc is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate based on age, sex, race, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference. Women, persons of color, and individuals from the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation Package

This is a project-based role to complete the visual refresh and visual design system. We are expecting the project to take about 3 months, paying $25K for the completion of the project. After this project concludes, we are not expecting to need a full time UI Visual Designer, but if you are interested, we may keep you in mind for any future paid projects that need UI Visual Design work.


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