UX/UI Designer (12-month Contract) - Silk & Snow

Toronto, Ontario
Silk + Snow /
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Silk and Snow is a Toronto-based, digitally native business that offers thoughtfully designed bedding products with a frictionless customer experience. We are a small and highly collaborative team looking to add a passionate and detail-oriented UX/UI designer to join the Silk and Snow team on a 12-month contract. You are team-oriented, versatile, collaborative, and eager to take on the different challenges that come with working for an energetic start-up. 

This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams, conducting user research, designing wireframes and prototypes, implementing of designs, and iterating designs based on user feedback and rigorous testing.
Our ideal candidate will have experience creating a cohesive style guide, testing and tracking changes to ensure maximum efficiency, providing a consistent design language, maintaining consistency in visual elements, and defining design behaviour.

What You'll Do:

    • Design conceptual diagrams, wireframes, information architecture, high-fidelity mockups, prototypes, and interaction specifications for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices
    • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications and design patterns that scale for your team and influence other designers
    • Understand users’ demographic and behaviour, including reviewing page speed insights, accessibility, and engagement and making recommendations for improvement
    • Ensure consistent brand styling across brand experiences
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, developers, and marketers, to ensure alignment between design, development, and business goals
    • Responsible for the successful implementation of designs and features, iterating designs as required based on tests, key metrics, and user behaviour

Who You Are:

    • 3+ years of experience working in a UX/UI Design role (eCommerce preferred)
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or related discipline
    • Expert knowledge in design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, or similar
    • Experience leveraging analytics tools (Google Analytics/GA4) and tracking user behaviour
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest interaction design patterns and trends
    • Strong understanding of web and mobile design trends, user-centric design principles and best practices
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Graphic design experience is an asset
    • Knowledge of HTML/CSS is an asset
This is a 12-month contract position, with the possibility of extension to permanent part/full-time.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Silk and Snow, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

We thank all applicants for their interest in Silk and Snow; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Silk and Snow is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process and cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. Accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act are available upon request at all stages of the employment process.