Daft is Ireland's leading property portal. Founded in 1997 by brothers Eamonn and Brian Fallon, it has revolutionised how consumers in Ireland find property. Today tens of thousands of customers in Ireland and across the world regularly advertise their properties in the site. Nine out of ten properties for sale in Ireland are advertised on Daft.ie, and it attracts over 2 million unique visitors every month generating over 250 million page impressions per month across multiple channels. Daft.ie is now part of DistilledSCH with Adverts.ie and DoneDeal.ie.
About The Role
We are looking to expand our design team at Daft and are seeking a Senior Visual/UX Designer that has strong conceptual, design, interactive, and prototyping skills. S/he should be able to articulate visual design and UX strategy to colleagues and management, with clear concepts at the UX stage and pixel-perfect execution at the Visual Design stage of a project.
- Excellent typographic, layout and image-making skills - you love design, the web and mobile
- Expertise with software for creating rapid user experience wireframes, animations, and prototypes, e.g. InVisionApp or Proto.io
- Ability to solve design problems independently or collaboratively by conducting UX workshops with teammates and stakeholders
- Demonstrated success creating beautiful design work and user-friendly interfaces
- Expertise with visual design software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch
- Understanding of the web development process (HTML5, CSS - Responsive Design) and experience collaborating with developers, while you will not be expected to code - it will be expected that you know the medium you are designing for
- Attention to detail - experience carrying out QA on implemented design work with developers
- Self motivated and proactive
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to present ideas and concepts
- Web application UI design experience a plus
- Design new user experiences for Daft.ie across all devices - mobile, tablet and desktop - Sketch > Wireframe > Visual Design
- Improve existing design solutions from both a usability and aesthetic standpoint
- Communicate your design solutions to colleagues and management
- Creation of assets, dimensions/guideline documents for developers
- Ownership - ensure your designs are implemented in a pixel-perfect manner
- Report to Head of Design on a daily basis
- An attractive salary package and benefits plan.
- A career development path and plan.
- The opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies.
- A fast-paced, challenging and fun working environment.
- A chance to make a significant contribution to our future technical direction.
- A great central Dublin location.