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UX and Visual Designer

Seeking a UX and Visual Designer passionate about using design to engage audiences in digital experiences. This position provides opportunities to go deep on a range of client types within a supported creative team environment. 

About Language Dept.

Language Dept. is a strategy-focused design practice moving teams and ideas forward. We work across industries, in the space of change—change for our clients as they meet their next growth challenges, and change for their communities as they engage with their mission. From health and wellness, to productivity tools, to rights-based education, and smart cities, what bonds our work is our clients’ belief in design to raise the standard for human experience.

Shared Values

The success of our practice hinges on how well we collaborate internally and externally, so we look for collaborators who share our values in their work.

Does this sound like you? 

  • Curious You seek to understand the audience behind every project and chase the answers to your questions.

  • Insightful You listen openly and ask questions that are both conceptual and practical. You see connections in both the larger picture and the details.

  • Systematic You can take on complex creative issues and find ways to explain and implement solutions from concept to execution.

  • Adaptive You are a continuous learner. You believe that part of being a creative professional is expanding your perspective along with your skill set. 

  • Collaborative You believe in the power of combined skills, collective experiences and diverse perspectives. You know that bending to hear others leads to designs that are more inclusive.

Position Details

We are seeking a UX and Visual Designer to join our cross-functional design team. You will be joining our full team on existing and future client work, including: 

  • Work on a collaborative team helping a DTC brand understand and build trust with their customer, for long-term loyalty. 

  • Bring a strategic approach to simplifying decision flows and engaging readers in understanding narratives for a complex non profit organization. 

  • Design experiences for human engagement within a new consumer-facing app. 

This position is full-time, fully-remote starting July 2021. Language Dept. is New York based and all client meetings are scheduled in ET timezone. New York City metro residents are welcome to use the Studio space on flex time, if desired. We do not provide visa sponsorship; applicants must be authorized to work in the US. 

As a Designer at Language Dept., you can expect… 

  • Daily team contact in Slack and/or working sessions, with time for deep work. 

  • 2x weekly All-Hands meetings.

  • 1-2x client meetings or workshops/week. 

  • Weekly 1:1 with a Principal

  • An average of 30 hours billable time/week. 

  • To work on multiple projects, but focusing on one at a time. Overlap of projects at transitional phases (ending one and beginning another) and parallel projects for Language Dept. internal and promotional projects is likely. 

We’d love to talk more if you have… 

  • 3 years of working design experience; agency experience is a plus, but not required.

  • Proficiency in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Zeplin, Invision and other

    current design tools

  • Working knowledge of front-end development (HTML, CSS, JQuery, Javascript, and SASS) and experience working within a CMS. Motion skills a plus.

  • Excellent grasp of design and layout fundamentals.

  • Experience working collaboratively and communicating effectively with

    cross-functional design and development teams

  • A passion for creating and contributing to systems

  • A desire to contribute to a collaborative environment through giving and growing from constructive feedback

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary related to experience

  • Vacation, sick, and personal time

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits with FSA option

  • Life insurance, Short-term disability insurance

  • Educational self-development stipend

  • Wellness perks and discounts

Language Dept. believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are the foundation to inclusive design solutions. Language Dept. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented minorities in tech to apply. Language Dept. is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).

How to apply

Please email a letter of interest and qualifications with your CV and link to portfolio to We'll follow up within 2 days to confirm your application is received. Applicants meeting criteria will have a screening interview with a Language Dept. Principal, followed by a group interview with the team.