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AREA 17 is looking for an UX Designer in Brooklyn, NY, USA.


We're looking for a User Experience Designer to join the New York team. We’re looking for someone who brings an innovative approach to combining strategic vision with creative insight to deliver successful user interfaces. Success is gauged by the effectiveness of the final product to meet the combined user needs and business goals and through our client’s achievement.

As a successful candidate, you will have an established career in user experience, product, or interaction design. Your experience will be showcased through an up-to-date online portfolio that demonstrates a strong emphasis on craft and a proven record of finding simple solutions to complex problems. We are interested not only at the excellence of tangible artifacts (wireframes, prototypes, etc.), but how they articulate the vision of the product they serve. You will have mastered contemporary tools for user experience design and prototyping and will have a perspective on which of the latest software is best suited to the task.

As a UX designer, your primary responsibilities will be to:

—Support the strategy team in the initial research and discovery phases to gather both user needs and business goals.

—Lead synthesis and ideation phases to turn concepts into specific product features and design ideas.

—Deliver simple and streamlined product architecture through user flows, sitemaps and navigation systems.

—Lead the interaction design and prototyping of websites, apps, and other digital screens core experiences, with a human-centered approach and systems thinking.

—Work closely with small multi-disciplinary teams made up of a representative from strategy, design, and engineering to deliver optimal design solutions.

Your previous experience shows us that you:

—Champion design and are a born collaborator

—Have technical command with a deep understanding of specifications and requirements which you apply to solve user problems across each layer of the user experience

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On-site required?



3-6 years


Figma, Interaction, Low / High Fidelity Prototyping, Research, User Interviews, User Research

Date Posted

September 9, 2021

Managed By

Jemma Davis


  • Retirement PlanRetirement Plan
  • Generous VacationGenerous Vacation
  • Parental LeaveParental Leave
  • Work From HomeWork From Home
  • Flexible Working HoursFlexible Working Hours
  • Medical BenefitsMedical Benefits

Fine Print

The Strategy Team

The Strategy team identifies actionable opportunities and prioritizes them by value, effort, and risk—we intend to start 'doing' as quickly as possible. We bring concepts and ideas into reality through the active articulation of creative, and technical ideas that ladder up to the strategic product vision aligned around business goals. Common activities include product road mapping, conducting user research and planning content and technology. While UX is focused under strategy, you will be working very closely with our Design team in creating the simple and clean work we are known for.

AREA 17 is a digital product agency

As a company, we value arts and culture, education and design, free expression and social progress. With a commitment to design excellence and engineering performance, we create brands and digital products for acclaimed museums, academic institutions, design organizations, and editorial platforms in the public and private sectors, as well as innovative start-ups, brands, nonprofits and philanthropies.

Benefits of working with AREA 17

At AREA 17, we believe making great work and living great lives are inextricably linked—and must work synchronously to achieve harmony. In crafting our benefit programs, we emphasize our employees’ wellness and offer competitive packages including medical, dental, and vision plans with low or no deductible; robust flexible PTO allowance; paid family leave, and subsidized transit benefits to name a few.

We are an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognize that our continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality, creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist for all employees – we invest in each member of the team to develop, grow and advance, individually and as a team.

AREA 17 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, and/or disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state or local law.