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Product Designer Apprentice

$30k – $40k • No equity
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Product Designers at Viget help our clients concept, design, and launch compelling digital products. Our Product Designers collaborate with industry-leading copywriters, researchers, project managers, and developers. In between projects, we share our opinions and write about our methods.

As an apprentice, you'll participate in aspects of the design process including research, explorations, prototyping, and visual design. You'll work alongside a dedicated mentor and contribute to client projects and deliverables, join meetings and experience client presentations and design consultations. And, throughout the program, you'll meet regularly with your mentor to identify and make progress on personalized learning goals.

The Basics

* The Product Designer Apprenticeship is offered in two of our office locations: Falls Church, VA, and Durham, NC.
* The apprenticeship lasts 10 weeks, from January 21 to March 27, 2020.
* Apprentices are expected to work 40 hours/week (9-5, M-F, but we can be flexible).
* Total compensation of $6,000.
* Relocation is not provided.
* You must have the permanent, legal right to work in the US. We do not sponsor visas.

About You (You may not be all of these things yet, and that's okay!):

* You have some professional, post-collegiate experience in a design- or digital-related field, or you’ve recently graduated a UX or design training course.
* You’ll never tire of talking to real users and customers in order to effectively solve problems.
* You enjoy diving into technical details and working with teammates to define implementation details and requirements.
* You’re familiar with design and wireframing software (like Figma, Sketch, Whimsical, Illustrator, XD, Omnigraffle) or are confident in your ability to quickly become comfortable with these tools.
* You have an innate sense for—and strong opinions about—what makes a great digital product. You keep a mental list of products you love and those you hate.
* You're passionate about technology. You're the first among your friends to know about the latest trends, methods, and tools in the web and tech industries.
* You get things done. No matter what you're doing, you take pride in your work. You enjoy responsibility and you know that real effort pays off daily.
* You also take pride in listening, communicating, and collaborating exceptionally well.

What You’ll Learn:

* You’ll learn how to effectively communicate with clients, through the lens of being a consultant and problem solver at your core.
* You’ll help conduct research and discovery at the onset of a project and dive deep into a client’s industry and business challenges.
* You’ll collaborate with copywriters, developers, digital analysts, and project managers to define strategies and concepts to address those challenges. Often, you’ll be the one to identify these challenges, too.
* You’ll evaluate interfaces and audit sites for usability issues, and practice how to present your findings and recommendations.
* You’ll experiment with a range of prototyping methods, including everything from HTML and Javascript to tools like Invision and Principle.
* You’ll hone your interaction design skills, working in tools like Figma and Sketch.
* Best of all, you’ll work alongside multi-disciplinary teams to produce amazing digital products and platforms.

How to Apply:

Please visit viget.com/careers/product-designer-apprentice and apply on the form at the bottom of that page by Friday, December 6.

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