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Making any existing 'thing' smart - starting first with your window shades

UX/UI Designer

$55k – $70k
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AXIS Labs is looking for a versatile and experienced UX/UI professional to advocate for what users want, need, and expect from the products we create. We are a Canadian hardware company creating the next wave of smart window shade IoT products based on smart and simple designs. We’re about inventing new ‘Things’ and re-writing the rules in Hardware. Our flagship product, the AXIS Gear was launched as a smart device that motorizes and automates existing window coverings in minutes and is controllable via a smartphone. Awarded as the 2017 Motorized Product of the Year by the Consumer Technology Association, Gear is compatible with roller shades, vertical blinds, and much more.

Visit www.helloaxis.com to learn more about us!

Employment Term: Full-Time (6-month contract with potential to transition to a permanent role)

Start Date: February 2020



  • Take sole ownership of the design and development progress of our iOS, Android, and web-based applications by working closely with the software development team and Product Manager in discussing requirements and providing all necessary assets
  • Independently design and develop user personas, wireframes, mockups, user flows, storyboards, UI prototypes, features, components, layouts, specifications, etc.
  • Create and maintain a component library for front-end developers
  • Introduce workflows and processes deemed beneficial to the growth of the company
  • Design, lead and conduct continuous user tests and market research
  • Collect on-going user feedback, synthesize data collected and construct insights that will drive iterative design decisions
  • Develop the company’s brand and ensure its consistency across all mediums
  • Design and create graphical/illustrative assets to be used on the company’s website, packaging, and all marketing materials
  • Continuously organize and document work which can be referenced by others in the team


  • Bachelor’s degree in UX Design, Product Design, Interaction Design or a related field
  • 3+ years experience as a UX/UI Designer or equivalent
  • Experience in designing mobile and web-based applications in relations to hardware products
  • Familiar with the inner workings of Bluetooth technologies and other popular communication protocols
  • Passionate about resolving user pain points through beautiful and intuitive designs
  • Be able to envision and operate from the big picture right down to the pixel
  • Experience with UX software tools such as Sketch, InVision, Figma, Zeplin, etc.
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects
  • Working knowledge of UCD principles and visual design standards and best practices
  • Expertise in information architecture
  • A portfolio of design work with case studies demonstrating your thought process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to promote design decisions with clear rationales to peers and stakeholders
  • Highly organized self-starter with the ability to work independently and with little to no supervision
  • Positive and proactive attitude, with a growth mindset and willingness to stem beyond design


  • Experience with JIRA
  • Front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Bonus: Understanding of Swift and Kotlin


  • Receive a great degree of autonomy
  • Flexible hours set around core hours
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and growing team in a booming industry
  • Have immediate impact – your contributions will literally shape the company’s trajectory
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Joining a startup in a rapid growth stage with plenty of opportunity for professional career growth