Jobs at Sweden Unltd.

Digital Designer

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We are looking for a mid-level Digital Designer/Product Designer experienced in all types of digital design to join our creative team. You must have great attention to detail, exceptional typographic skills, & experience setting up and working on web style guides. Interest and experience with UX and UI design preferred. Experience with Sketch App and InVision a must, as well as proven success working with development teams and handing off specs for project execution.

You will be closely collaborating across creative, project management, and strategy to ideate and solidify the underlying strategy and aesthetics needed to create high-quality designs and inform the e-commerce and content solutions we provide for our fashion and beauty clientele.

Please provide a link to your portfolio, or work samples from successful agency-client partnerships, illustrating successful communication, interaction and creativity.

We are a friendly, small and casual environment and we thrive in fast-paced environments, doing challenging work that pushes us to be better and continually learn.

Requirements Include:
• 4+ years experience as a Product Designer/Digital Designer
• A portfolio of real-world product design work
• Strong Sketch skills, and a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Highly refined visual design skills for minimal and fashion aesthetic
• An iterative, customer-centric approach to designing experiences
• Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
• Experience creating prototypes using animation and motion (Principal, Invision studio, Framer, Flinto or comparable)
• Intense curiosity about the digital design, fashion, e-commerce, trends, and culture

Junior Designer

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Sweden Unlimited is a leading interactive agency providing design and web development for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. Focusing on ecommerce using open source technologies, we strive for excellent design and rich user experience.

As as Junior Designer/Production Artist you will be helping with design and production tasks including:

Core Expectations of Expertise –

  • High level of proficiency in a wide range of design-related software:
    • InVision (or other prototyping software, e.g. Principle, Flinto, Framer etc)
    • Sketch  (Craft and Zeplin)
    • Adobe Creative Cloud: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, InDesign,
    • Keynote
    • Google Apps
    • Dropbox
  • Ability to produce clear and organized files, folders, and assets:
    • adherence to company-wide folder structure
    • adherence to company-wide file naming conventions
    • clean and organized files (grouping, layer comps, artboards, layers, labeling, etc.)
    • production-ready files for development
    • print-ready files for production
    • preparation of image assets
    • creation of style guides (specifically for web design)
    • efficiency in asset production including batch automation
  • High level of proficiency within fundamental design skills, including:
    • typography
    • layout
    • color theory
    • content design and production
    • art direction / moodboard creation
    • branding
  • High level of proficiency in web design skills:
    • understanding of responsive web design principles
    • ability to create and leverage a grid system
    • proficiency in creating prototypes to showcase designs across devices
    • experience with typography as it applies to web fonts and digital usage
    • knowledge of technical limitations as they apply to layout and interactions
    • familiarity with user experience design and information architecture principles
  • Ability to review cross-browser front-end markup for quality assurance purposes:
    • ability to provide specific feedback related to discrepancies between design and implementation
    • ability to collaborate and problem-solve with developers and project managers  when original designs require alteration during development implementation

Additional Expectations: Requirement Gathering, Reviewing, Creating, Estimation –

  • Experience and proficiency in additional design-related software, including:
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Final Cut Pro
  • Familiarity with capabilities and limitations when designing for e-commerce and other CMS platforms, templates and functionalities including:
    • Magento
    • WordPress
    • Shopify
  • Familiarity with front-end code
    • HTML, CSS,
  • Understanding of and familiarity with user experience design
    • ability to support the creation of functional UX documentation
    • ability to understand and leverage wireframes during the design process
    • ability and willingness to solve UX problems independently in lieu of wireframes
    • familiarity with user flows, user journeys, and problem framing
  • Familiarity with and relative proficiency within the breadth of Sweden Unlimited’s creative offering outside of web design, including:
    • strategy (decks, user experience, user journeys, content strategy)
    • experience (in-store, campaign-related, apps)
    • marketing (campaigns, emails, ads, social media, print)
    • content (art direction, photography direction, casting direction)
    • branding/identity (logo design, brand books, style guides, packaging, labels, print collateral)
  • Ability to ideate design concepts within constraints of project requirements, client requests, and creative direction
    • think of new and interesting ideas with client and agency objectives in mind
    • ability to assess and adhere to priorities and requirements in the creative process
    • ability to innovate with an ongoing awareness of current trends and boundaries
  • Ability to present, articulate, and defend design decisions and strategic thoughts in an appropriate manner, both to external stakeholders and during internal meetings and informal discussions
  • Ability to estimate time and effort required for tasks in terms of:
    • turnaround times and feasibility of scope within allotted timeline
    • ability to execute on plan in a timely, efficient and collaborative manner
    • pro-active progress reporting, including actively noting deviations from plan and long and short-term variations

Organizational Expectations –

  • Ability to work against budgeted estimates and priorities across multiple tasks/projects
    • documentation of time using company-wide time tracking software
    • understanding of and adherence to resourcing assignments and scheduled deadlines/allotments
  • Ability to maintain clear and open lines of communication around requirements, estimation, workload, risks, resource allocations, etc
    • working within a ticketing system/workflow
    • ability to collaborate and problem-solve with internal team members including other designers, project managers, developers, strategists, art directors, and creative director
    • ability to collaborate and problem-solve with external teams including third party vendors, freelancers, photographers, copywriters, motion designers, etc.
    • ability to parse internal feedback and direction in a collaborative and constructive manner, with cognizance of Sweden brand aesthetic and approach
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with clients in order to evaluate and understand their needs, as relates to:
    • kick-off and subsequent design meetings
    • listening to client feedback
    • asking questions in order to gather pertinent information
    • properly establishing conclusions from client interaction
    • ability to parse client feedback
    • sensitivity to client brand guidelines, voice, and tone
  • Commitment to self-reliance, independent productivity, and pro-active communication
  • P.M.A. Positive Mental Attitude and collaborative, problem-solving nature

Send your portfolio, PDF or relevant links:
jobs@swedenunlimited.com

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of graphic/web design experience
  • Solid knowledge of industry basic principles and a passion for emerging web technologies
  • Experience in building front-end web pages using HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of the latest web technologies and technology trends.
  • Strong knowledge of design fundamentals, layout, typography, information hierarchy, and web specifications.
  • Expert in ideas generation and collaboration with copy and photography creative partners.
  • Experience working within WordPress CMS
  • Positive, enthusiastic, motivated, autonomous self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Takes ownership of initiatives and consistently goes above and beyond expectations.

Senior Product Designer

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A Senior Product Designer at Sweden Unlimited works closely with project management and engineering to design solutions that solve our clients complex ecommerce challenges. They work under the direct supervision of a Sweden Unlimited creative director to produce creative collateral for high-end fashion and luxury clients, applying expertise in interactive design, visual design, and prototyping to deliver cohesive, user-centric experiences to our clients.  

Responsibilities:

  • Distill complex requirements into features that are incredibly simple and elegant
  • Deliver designs rapidly while maintaining a meticulous eye for detail and consistency
  • Manage the full lifecycle of product design from sketches and wireframes to visual design and functional prototypes
  • Participate in design testing to ensure compatibility
  • QA staged content and tweak as necessary following style guides
  • Assist with basic, styling-related HTML
  • Lead discussions with project management, engineering and leadership to drive resolution on proposed features and functionality
  • Make design decisions based on good judgement, experience, research, and data

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 5+ years designing for multiple platforms experience (minimally, Shopify, WordPress and Magento), with 3+ years as a senior visual and interaction designer or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent grasp of the design thinking and prototyping process, including product/interaction/visual, with the know-how to move from pencil on paper to layout to pixel-perfect handoff using tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin
  • A strong product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve customer needs – bringing best in class ecommerce together with visual excellence
  • Deep understanding of industry basic design principles and a passion for emerging web technologies
  • Expert communication and presentation skills with ability to clearly present your work and articulate / advocate design rationale
  • Takes ownership of initiatives and consistently goes above and beyond expectations

    Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@swedenunlimited.com

UX Designer

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Sweden Unlimited is a leading interactive agency providing design and web development for luxury fashion and lifestyle brands. Focusing on ecommerce using open source technologies, we strive for excellent design and rich user experience.

We are looking for a Mid-Level UX Designer experienced in all types of digital design to join our creative team.  This individual will share responsibility for our UX offering within the areas of our digital and e-commerce designs. You will work closely with the members of the design, project management and strategy teams to produce high quality designs for use in our digital design projects.

In your work history and portfolio we expect specific examples and proof of work within user journeys, checkout flows, interactive site elements, etc . We also expect ample work history in an agency-client relationship, showing communication, interaction and creativity.

Taking into account client-side analytics data, functional requirements, current e-commerce best practices, and Sweden’s competitive analysis research, this individual will be responsible for:

  • Developing wireframes for desktop and mobile
  • Defining functional requirements with interactive annotations
  • Creating interactive prototypes (in HTML5, InVision or Sketch) for use during usability testing

You will be working with our Interactive Design Director, Creative Director and our Director of Strategy to ideate and solidify the underlying strategy informing the wireframes.

You should be polite and friendly and thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and fun.

Requirements Include:

  • An online portfolio is mandatory to apply for this position
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Interactive Design / User Experience
  • Expert in all Adobe Creative Suite applications and digital production
  • Familiar with iterative prototyping using InVision or Sketch (or comparable prototyping tool)
  • High level of proficiency with wireframes, functional specifications and information
  • Familiar with e-commerce best practices
  • Familiarity with various ecommerce platform requirements (like Magento, Demandware, etc) for checkout flow optimization is a huge plus

We are considering full-time candidates from the U.S.

Qualifications

  • An online portfolio is mandatory to apply for this position
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Interactive Design / User Experience
  • Expert in all Adobe Creative Suite applications and digital production
  • Familiar with iterative prototyping using InVision or Sketch (or comparable prototyping tool)
  • High level of proficiency with wireframes, functional specifications and information
  • Familiar with e-commerce best practices
  • Familiarity with various ecommerce platform requirements (like Magento, Demandware, etc) for checkout flow optimization is a huge plus

Art Director

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Sweden Unlimited is looking for an Art Director experienced in all types of brand content creation and editorial campaign direction to join our creative team.  This individual will take responsibility for concept, design, presentation, execution, and production of all design deliverables including digital products.

Experience and ability to supervise and collaborate with a team of in-house designers and teams of external vendors, photographers, videographers, animators, models and other key members of a production project are essential.  Ability to strengthen and support the agency-client relationship through communication, interaction, and creativity are also key in this role.

This role will work closely with the members of the design and strategy team to ideate, position and produce high-quality assets for use in editorial work, product photography, lookbooks, proposals and experiential projects.

You should be polite and friendly and thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and fun.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • An online portfolio is mandatory to apply for this position
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Digital Design
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Brand Content Creation
  • Expert in Adobe Creative Cloud design applications and digital production workflow
  • Strong typography and layout skills
  • Clear understanding of UX design principles and best practices
  • Familiarity with wireframes, functional specifications and information architecture
  • Passionate and excited about new technology and digital marketing
  • Interest and/or experience in the fashion industry a plus

Project Manager

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A Sweden Unlimited project / account manager plans, facilitates, tracks and is accountable for all aspects of a project’s execution and delivery. They are also the main point of contact for our clients, being the knowledge keeper and promoter for the client’s business, as well as their overall experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Approach every project with a clear purpose of effectively transforming client needs into executions meeting business and user goals or objectives
  • Create and document the scope of work including business requirements, budget, project plan and technical specifications for each project
  • Plan for, allocate and manage resources–both internally and freelance
  • Monitor and control project progress by being proactive in addressing questions, delays, risks and conflicts
  • Document change orders, meeting notes, performance/burn reports, timelines and financial tracking updates
  • Own timely, effective project communications to ensure internal and external stakeholders are on board and aware of project status throughout the process
  • Balance the need to follow procedure and deadlines while maintaining the flexibility to exceed client expectations
  • Focus on continuous improvement, spotting opportunities for more effective ways of working and recommending solutions, both internally and to clients
  • Development documentation and lead training efforts for clients on site-specific CMS and e-commerce management procedures
  • Lead project retrospectives directed toward improving processes, systems and company offerings
  • Form and maintain strong relationships with clients at all levels of organizations to inform ongoing improvements or enhancements based on data and evolving client needs
  • Act as the core to any project, rallying teams and ensuring projects are properly resourced throughout their lifecycle. Upon signs of failure, appropriately escalates

Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communicator- a leader able to to speak easily to all types of people and personalities
  • Experience with launching an ecommerce site, launching a marketing campaign, concepting digital or traditional campaigns, strategy, project management, production, and account management
  • Specific experience with Magento, Shopify and WordPress platforms
  • Basic understanding of HTML, PHP, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of ecommerce solutions, web design, development process, and third party applications (integrations with warehouses/distribution, ERPs, POS systems, etc.)
  • Competencies in project planning tools (Smartsheet, Slack, JIRA, Asana, Trello, Harvest, Forecast)
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems, mitigate risk, make decisions, and communicate effectively under tight deadlines and challenging situations
  • Highly organized, motivated, solution-oriented, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a small and fast paced boutique agency environment
  • Client service focused with great interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be persuasive without direct authority in influencing peers and clients
  • Strong desire and keen interest to constantly be learning