Senior Experience Designer (contractor opportunity)

About the opportunity 

Portable is seeking a Senior Experience Designer with a creative spark and a passion for social impact, to dive into digital projects that are directly contributing to positive change in Australia’s justice and mental health systems. 

This opportunity will suit someone with extensive experience in UX and UI design, who can operate fairly independently from briefing to delivery. The role on this project is expected to be delivered between June and August 2024. 

  • Work with our team to transform complex briefs into innovative solutions
  • Rapidly generate and iterate on ideas that solve a particular design challenge
  • Craft visually compelling and accessible user interfaces
  • Use Figma to set up a scalable component library

About the ideal contractor

We are seeking someone who brings the following skills and experience: 

  • Rapid prototyping - ability to take an ambiguous brief and develop wireframes or simple screens to illustrate a concept 
  • UX flows - ability to map out how someone will step through an app or website, including all the interactions, pathways, and data needed to be collected at each point
  • Accessibility - an understanding of best practice inclusive and accessible design
  • Figma - intermediate to advanced skills
  • UI component libraries - a solid understanding of building and updating UI component libraries 
  • Experience writing design documentation  
  • Ability to draft and review User Acceptance Criteria 
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in graphic design and communication design 

We are dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable workplace that celebrates diversity. We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally marginalised or underrepresented groups to join our team and contribute to our collective success.

About Portable 

Here at Portable we care about people and the world. We seek out areas of social need and policy failure and use our expertise in research, design and technology to make a positive impact for our community. Our clients are as passionate as we are and are working in government agencies and nonprofit organisations. Our job is to help them define, design and deliver new products, services and ways of working.

There are currently 60+ of us working as researchers, designers, developers and visionaries towards our mission from our office in Collingwood, Victoria and remotely around Australia.

About the benefits

  • Build a long-term relationship with a team that values your experience
  • You'll be working in one of our multidisciplinary project teams, which means you'll have a team of talented and caring people to support you throughout your contract
  • We have a creative, open workplace culture that asks for everyone’s input and is constantly welcoming new ideas
  • We work on projects that solve real problems for real people
  • Flexible working arrangements, completely set up for remote work (AEST timezone) 


Ready to leverage your skills in UX/UI on a project with purpose? We’d love to hear from you! Submit your CV and a folio of your best work

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