A Different Engine

Experience Designer

Contract in Berkeley, CA - Design


We are looking for a skilled Experience Designer who will help design interactive applications across a variety of platforms and form factors, to help meet our customers' needs. We are seeking an Experience Designer who has experience connecting customers and brands through intuitive interfaces and transformative brand experiences. Preference will be given to people who demonstrate a combination of strategic, conceptual and design chops.

We believe that design starts with a strong business case and that our applications must provide both business and user value to be successful. We start with a strong UX and create stunning visual designs on top of them. We design and build to create reusable and scalable design systems for our clients that provide lasting value.

A successful candidate should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. We will always prefer self-starters who can work closely with clients to understand how our designs help them meet their needs.


We get a lot of resumes for these positions and we look at each one. That being said we need some quick heuristics to help get through these, samples of design work/thinking samples are the best we have. Showing some portfolio, be it a personal website, dribbble, behance are all great resources for this. Even if you're a younger designer without much of a portfolio showing some of your sample or school work on dribbble is still beneficial for us and much more likely to make it through our HR filters.


  • Analyze and meet product specifications and user expectations

  • Perform concept and usability testing and gather feedback

  • Use special personas based on user research results

  • Create right interaction models and evaluate their success

  • Build wireframes and prototypes around customer needs

  • Solve UX problems, such as usability or findability, using a creative approach

  • Collaborate with other designers to implement attractive designs

  • Discuss design ideas and prototypes with developers

  • Stay informed about competitor products and industry trends


  • 2+ years' experience of working on a UX Designer, UI Designer or other relevant position

  • Significant experience with design software and a solid portfolio of design projects

  • Excellent knowledge of interaction design and information architecture

  • Good knowledge of HTML/CSS; JavaScript is a plus

  • Familiar with using modern design tools such as Sketch, Invision, Figma, and Zeplin.

  • Experience with creating component design systems.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a business-oriented approach

  • Strong communication skills