We're Hiring:

UX Designer

About Somar Design Studios

We’re a Wellington-based data experience agency, building trusted bridges between complex data and everyday life. Government agencies, NGOs, and businesses choose Somar to deliver real-time, high trust sites that link information to end users at scale.

We believe data and digital experiences should work for people, not the other way around. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders use Somar solutions daily to make their lives easier, and our clients include Greater Wellington Regional Council, Metlink, Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office (WREMO), Cancer Society of NZ, Mountain Safety Council, Ministry of Pacific Peoples, and the Department of Internal of Affairs.

Somar is the highest-ranked NZ digital agency in Deloitte’s 2017 Asia Pacific Tech 500, an approved vendor on the NZ Government Web Services Panel and the world’s first SilverStripe Professional Partner.

About the role

Somar is growing!

We’re looking for that special someone with a passion for design and user experience, who loves pushing the boundaries, shows a willingness to develop good client management and displays strong communication and socialisation skills; our next superstar to work with our high-performing developers to create amazing user experiences.

Our new Designer will have the opportunity to work across both of our working bespoke teams - you will be the sole charge designer, stamping your mark and gaining excellent experience on high profile clients.

You’ll have a great work ethic and a ‘go get em’ attitude, with the view that no task is too small and the ability to roll your sleeves up and get it done

As our new Designer, you’ll bring:

  • Strong UI/UX Design Skills (3-5 design years experience)
  • A portfolio demonstrating an ability to produce high quality web and mobile first interfaces
  • Proficiency in creating interactive wireframes, prototypes, storyboards and user journeys
  • Expertise using graphic design tools as Adobe Suite, Invision, Sketch or related tools
  • Considerable experience working within Agile project teams
  • An ability to problem solve, think critically and handle pressure and deadlines
  • A passion for new technology and pushing the boundaries
  • Good client management and communication skills

Strengths in brand or front-end development would be a bonus.

You’ll be focused, driven, and excited about producing great work that you can be proud of. You will appreciate the importance of user-centric design, and think outside the box when it comes to UX.

Why join our team?

We look after our people.

We have individual development plans in place for each of our team to see you be the best you can be and earn good $$. Let your performance shine and reap the rewards through our unique rewards strategy.

We provide a relaxed environment and encourage healthy habits through communal food, shared activities and a range of benefits. Join a team of like-minded individuals that love a laugh and take pride in their work.

This is a career opportunity, not just a job - take the leap!

If this sounds like your opportunity to shine, get in touch!

Apply online or email jobs@somar.co.nz.

Applications close Friday 8 Feb.

We can’t wait to meet you!