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Visual Designer

$65k – $95k • 0.1% – 0.5%
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About the design at Statespace
At Statespace we care deeply about design as it’s at the core of everything we do from our product interfaces to our web presence. As an early member of our visual design team, you’ll have a huge impact on translating our company brand and story into real-world designs that gamers love to interact with.

You’ll assist our other visual design team with the visual language that makes up the end-to-end look and feel of our product. From improving upon our current visual style and ensuring its consistent application, to creating new pixel perfect UI for our platform, visual design is an integral part of what we do.

You’ll work closely with our founder and engineering team to help us excite, involve and inspire our users through elegant designs while helping define a whole new product category. You’ll hone your skills with a tight-knit, fast-paced team. You will be expected to utilize your visual design, UX design, and user research skills to help define future products while iterating on short time frames.

Ideally, you will execute tactically but think strategically and get your hands dirty.

If you want your efforts to have a significant impact on what you design, the team you are on, and a new category of tech within the esports space, we’d love to hear from you.


Main Objectives:
• Lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple launches, including user research, building personas, journey mapping and service design
• Work with small multi-disciplinary teams. You’ll partner closely with engineering, product, and business to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges
• Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes
• Collaborate with our data science team to conduct user research using the full toolkit of quantitative and qualitative methods
• Be autonomous and self-motivated. You’ll take full ownership of your work, and you take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way
• Have a strong appetite to learn and apply the latest design best practices
• Have a portfolio that you can share

Required Skills:
• 3+ years of experience designing consumer for web, mobile or consumer products
• Deep knowledge of Illustrator or Sketch with a knack for illustration and iconography
• Great communication skills that help you work with product and engineering to make product visions come to life
• Deep expertise UX and interactions
• Constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback.
• Whether through hands-on user research, or by designing an A/B test
• Biased toward action and execution
• Passion for gaming

Bonus:
• Experience in a start-up environment
• Experience working on product or application design strongly preferred
• Experience building and maintaining a design system
• Experience with prototyping tools


Perks:
• Competitive salary, equity, and benefits package (medical, dental, vision, commuter)
• Work on the cutting edge of neuroscience, tech, and video games at an early stage VC-backed company
• Flexible work hours
• Generous PTO
• Test and play video games


We are located in NYC and prefer for you to join our team there but we will always consider exceptional talent located anywhere in the world that is passionate about what we do.

We believe in hiring the best, the brightest, and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. You will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, citizen status, age, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected status.


Press:
Mashable:
mashable.com/2017/12/12/ai-could-discover-the-next-esports-prodigy/#dSoHqVcU6mqB

TheNextWeb:
thenextweb.com/gaming/2018/02/07/neuroscientists-team-top-gamers-pwn-noobs

BBC:
bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nrxgq/episodes/downloads

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