UI/UX Design - Senior Crafter

Houston, TX /
Design – UI/UX /
/ Hybrid
Umbrage delivers cutting-edge software solutions by leveraging advanced trends and designs in technology. We are not a consultancy nor a design agency; we are artisans in designing and developing software solutions for our clients. Our focus is crafting state of the art digital products with impeccable design coupled with source code engineering. 
Open communication is the foundation of our culture.  We share ideas freely and understand that our cumulative experience and continued development nurtures excellence in our software solutions.

We are seeking a UI/UX Senior Designer who is a leader with excellent design knowledge and success producing functional and beautiful digital products. Your ability to work in a fast-paced environment while continuously delivering elevated design and aesthetics is paramount to your success.


    • Your design is recognized as best-in-class with aesthetically pleasing user interfaces focused on the client’s preferred platform and user types.
    • You use your knowledge in emerging design trends and established design practices to deliver and promote best-in-class UI, UX and interaction designs.
    • You continuously organize and structure complex problems to provide the best user experience.
    • You uphold and lead the Umbrage Studio’s design and delivery standards. 
    • You design products with a Human Centered Design, solving user needs with deep customer empathy.
    • You create wireframes, user flows, interaction prototypes and other design specification materials.
    • You work closely with developers to turn the design into a functional digital product.
    • You successfully participate as an individual and as a design leader in studio project teams consisting of developers, testers, and product team members. 
    • You are confident in providing updates on a regular basis to Studio leadership.
    • You carefully identify risks to the completion of your assignment and communicate those risks to leadership.


    • You offer counsel to clients and cultivate a “part of our team” relationship.
    • You engage clients to solicit their active engagement in brainstorming sessions with the goal to set artistic direction consistent with the clients’ vision.
    • You explain and sell design decisions (e.g., wireframes, mood boards, high fidelity mock-ups, etc.) to clients and stakeholders. 
    • You are professional and composed when discussing concepts that may challenge clients and stakeholders.


    • You prioritize mentoring members of the design team and you coach fellow designers in current and evolving design best practices.  
    • You position yourself as a team-lead responsible for deliverables, responsibilities, and scheduling.
    • You exhibit calm leadership focused on excellence in design regardless of the challenge.  
    • You provide structure and direction throughout the design process. 
    • You share your perspective while actively considering others' points of view.
    • You receive and apply direction based upon client and leadership feedback.
    • You flow easily from individual contributor to team leader based on the needs of a project. 
    • You are respected for delivering on your commitments. 
    • You look out for the team, and support their needs in terms of information, resources, and support.
    • You seek out opportunities to contribute without prompting.
    • You seek support and guidance from others, in particular the studio leadership team. 
    • You are respectful and understanding of the demands on all team members. 
    • You are engaged and contribute to a positive and productive work environment for all team members. 
    • You understand that no duty is too big or too small and you commit to getting the job done, right. 

Education, Experience and Key Skills

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent experience in information design, interaction design, or human factors.
    • You have six or more years in the digital design space.
    • You have a portfolio of great design work, aesthetics, and the successful execution of projects.
    • You have strong visual design sense and clean command over typography, interaction design, and usability.
    • You have mastery of creative tools including Sketch and the Adobe Suite.
    • You have experience leading client communications and client services.
    • You can design for any client preferred platform, including iOS and Android native to Responsive Web.
Umbrage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions regarding employment shall be made without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state or local laws.