As a product designer, your informed point of view about UX makes for strong, empathetic, human-centered decision-making. You see problems as puzzles, and your favourite thing is putting them together. You practice world-class design excellence by not only delivering best practices but exploring new territory to refine and regenerate – taking stakeholders on the journey with you. You’re a great communicator who thinks critically and creatively, but visuals are your preferred mode of operating. You go above and beyond to understand how people think and act – that’s why creating experiences that people love is what you love to do.
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About diversity: JM knows better products begin with diverse teams. That’s why we strongly (see bold and underline usage) encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.
About qualifying: If you’re reading this and thinking, “oh no, I only tick a few of those boxes so I’m not going to apply.” Don’t be silly. If you’re a standout human, we won’t care that you play squash like a newborn giraffe. Ya feel?
About remote work: While we prefer a Brisbane-based designer for this specific role, if you’re a shoo-in poised to bring the noise, we could find a way to make it work. Don’t let location stop you from applying if you’ve got your heart set on it!
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve worked on at JM? I’ve learned so much from dipping my toes in a variety of industries that I have no prior exposure in. One day, I’ll be designing for a fitness product. The next, I’ll be creating a website to help traditional owners of land in Australia claim their stake the tourism industry through cultural education. I really enjoy the diversity of projects we work on at Josephmark, and could never pick just one.
How long have you been in the industry for? I graduated in 2013 in Wales, and have been working in the design industry for the past 7 years – though I did move from print into product.
What’s the best thing about working at JM? The people. People play a huge part in forming your impression of a company. For me, I value the everyday chats and hangouts, online and offline.
What’s the worst thing about working at JM? Right now? Not being able to see everyone in person every day due to the global pandemic.
What’s something people might not know about being a designer at JM? If you’re designing at JM, you are never just responsible for how things look – it’s so much more holistic. You’re informing business decisions, developing product strategies, guiding content, and thinking about how the world views and interacts with a product.
What advice do you have for anyone looking to get into what you do? You’ve always got to stay curious. Aesthetic literacy can make a good designer, but it’s also about having empathy and being able to solve problems faced by users in a way that’s considered. Design can be beautiful because of how it looks – but it can also be beautiful because of how it works.