Product Designer at Semicolon
Semicolon – We are a social enterprise creating employment and economic opportunities by training software engineers and techpreneurs. Technology has the power to transform entire industries and the lives of everyday Nigerians. However, companies and entrepreneurs seeking to develop innovative solutions are faced with the same issue: they struggle to find employees with the skills required to design and develop their technology. Across industries, from finance to agriculture to education, companies are searching for Nigerians skilled in software engineering, design, and project management, and too often are not able to find what they need. We are addressing this gap and building a thriving technology sector in Nigeria by developing talent and fostering innovation.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Product Designer
A product designer plays an important role during all stages of product development. S/he should be skilled at translating the goal of the product into a functional user experience and nurturing that experience as the product matures through different stages of the product life cycle.
Our Ideal Product Designer is a tech-driven individual with strength in UI / UX design, product design, and Graphic design, alongside interaction design, and information architecture, etc.
You will work on various products we develop for our users, tech founders and clients. You will work with other designers and cross-functional team members and will rely heavily on both qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions.
You will be focused on the needs of the users. You will be responsible for defining product specifications, creating digital and print designs/drawings, and designing fully functional products. You should have an eye for color and shape and be able to translate requirements into practical product features.
Ultimately, you will help us build products that address pain points, are easy to use, and visually appealing to our potential customers.
By partnering with cross-functional teams and customers, you will turn your insights into delightful products in a creative environment that requires proven leadership skills and the ability to execute a creative vision.
Your Responsibilities in details:
Identify opportunities for new products
Analyze how a new product ties in with market needs and consumer preference
Prototype and design fully functional products.
Test functionality of new products.
Execute day-to-day tasks around Information Architecture, Interaction design, Visual Design, Branding, Illustration.
Create digital and print designs; for branding, brand awareness, and product positioning on both traditional and digital media/platforms.
Analyze briefs from internal teams and external partners and factor them in when setting design requirements.
Improve the design of existing products
Gather feedback from product users
Provide assistance to product engineers when needed.
Research and recommend new tools and technologies by staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques
Other Design duties as assigned.
BSc / MSc in any discipline, preferably Product Design, Manufacturing Design Engineering, or a relevant field.
5 years + industry-standard experience as a Product Designer or in a similar role
Ability to use a variety of design tools including but not limited to; Figma, Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Coreldraw, etc, and prototyping software.
Knowledge of and ability to use modeling software.
Proven experience in the various phases of the product life cycle, design process, including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, Illustration, visual design, branding, interaction design, and usability testing.
Knowledge of industrial design.
A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives.
Ability to effectively communicate and persuade around design concepts.
Passion for design; not satisfied with the status quo and always thinking of ways to improve
Creative problem-solving skills
Dynamic, creative personality, effective at engaging and influencing a various audience
Time-management and adaptability
An intuitive eye for customer needs beyond the obvious
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members
Ability to collect and interpret both qualitative and quantitative feedback
Other requirements as specific to the organizational model.
Application Closing Date
23rd April, 2021.
How to Apply
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