UI, UX Designer
We’re looking for a UI/UX Designer with an eye for detail and a passion for tackling complex projects to join our growing team. You’ll get to work with fast-growing startups in the Cyber Security space and be a part of an inclusive, close-knit team that values work/life balance.
Krit is a growing digital agency that partners with Cyber Security startups to design and build innovative new products.
We typically work with 8-12 clients at any time on projects like:
- Designing a web app to visualize the background noise of the internet and uncover the next wave of cyber attacks.
- Creating software to help Fortune 500 companies visualize opportunities for attack within their networks and improve their security.
- Building a dashboard used by security teams at city governments and utilities to detect abnormal web traffic.
Our clients’ products have been used by brands like Dropbox, Lyft, Microsoft, Nike, Yale University, and more.
Last year, we made $700,000 in revenue as a company and are on track to increase that this year. We’re a bootstrapped, transparent company and share our profits with our team.
Note: Because some of our clients work with government agencies, this role is only open to US citizens.
We’re looking for a creative, user-focused designer:
We’re looking for a Designer with an eye for detail and a passion for creating software that looks great and is easy to use. You should have experience producing wireframes and high-fidelity, interactive mockups. You should also be comfortable owning a project from start to finish and collaborating within a small team. Coding chops aren’t required for this role, but an interest in learning how to build your design in code is a plus.
Most of your work will be creating production-ready, high-fidelity prototypes that will serve as the blueprint for our developers to implement. You should have a sharp eye for details in your design and pay attention to things like consistent typography, spacing and use of color.
You will be working with clients to create products that solve real problems for their users. You should always be thinking about the people using the software you design and make thoughtful considerations for things like error messages, empty states, and edge cases.
Eye for aesthetics
We create software that solves problems and looks great doing it (nobody wants to use ugly software!). You should be a creative visual designer with an understanding of how aesthetics impact user experience and perception.
Accepting of feedback
We believe sharing and getting feedback on designs early and often produces the best work. You should seek out feedback on your ideas as a way to push your work to the best it can be.
What to expect at Krit:
You’ll be working with clients and our two designers, Austin and Iris, to take ideas through a full design process that includes wireframes and high-fidelity, interactive prototypes. This will be a mix of new products and new features/redesigns for existing products. For new projects you will own the entire process from user interviews to high fidelity mockups. You will have an opportunity to learn from our talented team and to mentor more junior designers.
This role will be joining our lead designer and junior designer as the second addition to the design team. This means you’ll have a lot of room for growth and influence as we continue growing the design team.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Producing wireframes and high-fidelity, interactive prototypes for new products and features (we currently use Figma for designing and collaborating)
- Conducting user interviews and analyzing analytics data to guide clients on design directions
- Working with other Kritters to ideate and explore design directions for new products
- Writing microcopy for your designs
- Participating in design critiques with the Krit team and with clients
- Working with developers to help them understand and implement your designs
- Learning to code your designs in HTML and CSS
In this role, you won’t be responsible for:
- Branding and creative direction
- Project management
We primarily use Figma for wireframing and prototyping, but we make sure to use the best tool for the job.
You’ll be a human, not a number
While we’re not perfect, we are super passionate about creating a great place to work. We’re striving to build a culture that’s respectful, kind, supportive, and challenging. You won’t just be a number here—you’ll have a measurable impact on the direction of the business.
You’ll be a part of an inclusive, transparent company
One of our goals is to build a more diverse company. To us, this means diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. We strongly believe in building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe and invited. We are also a fully transparent company. We share our finances, salaries, pipeline, and more.
All roles at Krit come with:
Competitive salary + profit sharing
This will be a salaried position paid $80,000 per year. All full-time team members also participate in our yearly profit-sharing program and receive yearly raises. Our salaries and raise process are completely transparent, you can see our Compensation Model here. For this position we are looking for a Level 2 Designer.
We offer competitive healthcare plans, as well as dental and vision insurance and access to a 401k.
All Krit employees get 15 vacation days as well as 10 company holidays. Sick days don’t count as vacation, if you’re sick don’t make it worse with work.
Remote, United States
While we have a home base in Charleston, SC, most of our team is remote. For this role, we are only considering applicants who are eligible to work in the United States.
Everyone is different. As long as you can be available for team meetings and are able to communicate effectively with the team, work when you work best. We do expect you to average about 6 billable hours per day.
Every new employee gets $2,500 to spend on equipment, so you can pick whatever works best for you.
Co-working/Coffee budget (Remote)
We want you to have the space you need to do your best work. We’ll give you up to $200 per month to put towards a co-working space. Or if you prefer going to a coffee shop a few times a week then we’ll cover the coffee tab.
Paid family leave
We offer a family leave plan of up to 4 weeks paid vacation and 4 weeks unpaid regardless of your gender.