UX/UI Designer Cape Town

By August 1, 2019 November 5th, 2019 Past Positions

Remuneration:  Market-related based on experience
Location: Cape Town, Gardens
Education level: Tertiary
Job level: Mid
Type: Permanent



If you understand what matters to users and to business, then read on. An exciting career opportunity exists for a meticulous UX/UI Designer in a fun-loving, digital and creative agency. At Now Boarding we work with well-known South African and global brands, corporates and startups, and no two projects are ever the same. Our specialisation is web and mobile UX and UI design, but our team also works on traditional brand, marketing and above the line campaigns.

We thrive on creativity and collaborative relationships with our clients and we’re passionate about results-driven, conceptual thinking and pixel-perfect design. What sets us apart from many agencies is that we work in a lean and agile environment, and we like to move fast!

We are looking for an imaginative, driven, and enthusiastic UX/UI Designer with a fascination for usability and a passion for designing digital products. Candidates must have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience and the ability to create simple solutions to complex problems. A basic understanding of development principles would also be advantageous. If you’re a strong team player and you operate best where people, design and business meet, we’d like to hear from you.



We’d like you to…

  • Illustrate design ideas using process flows and sitemaps
  • Help clients define their user goals and business goals
  • Develop Wireframe and UI mockups that clearly illustrate how digital products function and look
  • Present UI mockups and prototypes to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Design user interface elements, like menus, search fields, buttons, tabs and widgets
  • Create original design elements (e.g. illustrations, images, sketches and tables)
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Make layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to brand style standards on fonts, colors and images
  • Prepare and handoff final assets to developers

The Must-Haves…

  • Relevant tertiary education
  • 3 – 5 years of UX/UI Design experience
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail while keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to effectively work across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrable mastery of Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other design tools
  • An outstanding body of work demonstrating the successful delivery of innovative interface design solutions for web, desktop applications and/or mobile devices

We’re looking for someone who…

  • Learns fast and is able to grasp the requirements of a project quickly
  • Collaborates comfortably with our local and offshore teams and clients
  • Is highly detail-oriented
  • Works well and effectively under pressure
  • Takes initiative, doesn’t wait for instruction and manages their own time
  • Is completely dependable

Why we think you’ll love working with us:

  • Challenging projects in a wide variety of industries
  • Working with businesses of all sizes, from startups to corporates, both local and international
  • Our fun, crazy, talented and incredibly smart team
  • Unlimited online training, we love it if you want to learn
  • Flexi-time
  • Delicious lunches every day
  • Our office dog, Huey
  • Awesome, collaborative relationships with our clients

“At Now Boarding, I feel cared about. My professional growth and happiness is a priority. I am not part of a team, but part of a family!” – Ronnie, UX/UI Designer

“No day is ever the same at Now Boarding. You’ll constantly get challenged and therefore learn and grow, which keeps the days interesting and exciting. We have great clients that truly appreciate our work, and the projects we work on really make an impact on people’s lives. We have an unbeatable company culture, with everyone helping each other achieve our collective goals. Oh, and did I mention the delicious daily lunches?” – Nele, Project Manager

“I love being surrounded by people that really believe in each other and in what we do.” – Saskia, UX/UI Designer 

“It’s being part of a group of talented, passionate and awesome individuals that gets me up in the morning!” – Nelson, Project Manager


If you think you’re the right person…

Please send a Letter of Motivation, your CV and your Portfolio to mel@nowboarding.co.za

We look forward to hearing from you!

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