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UX & UI Apprentice

Company Overview
Sidebench is an award-winning strategy, design, and development consultancy based in Los Angeles. We partner with enterprise companies and top new ventures seeking product strategy. Our team provides the strategic value of enterprise-level management consulting and the technical expertise of a leading product & development shop. We combine these strengths with a people-first methodology that gives us a unique & innovative approach toward creating first-in-kind solutions.


Job Summary
The Sidebench apprenticeship program is a 6-month full-time paid developmental internship that is designed to provide the apprentice with valuable & meaningful first-hand experience within a specific discipline. This specific track is for those who are looking to work in Product Design, User Experience Design and User Interface Design.


Apprenticeship Overview

You will:

  • Gain significant exposure to all areas of project and product management within one of the fastest growing digital product consultancies in the US
  • Do impactful work that contributes to the greater goals of the Sidebench team
  • Be challenged to think big, creatively solve problems, and turn solutions into processes
  • Have a dedicated mentor throughout the apprenticeship who is there to help guide you and provide regular, structured feedback
  • Work with and learn from a team of smart, friendly, and fun techies who care about your development


UI/UX Design Track

With our UX and UI team, you will assist in a myriad of activities that cover everything from wireframes to designing client workshops. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the user interview process to dig deeper into user goals, pain points, and current workflows
  • Work with team to prioritize features, define an MVP, and create the product road-map
  • Produce prototypes of various fidelities for iOS, Android, and Web-based platforms
  • Review concepts with clients and facilitate effective feedback
  • Work with product managers and business development to provide deliverable estimates, develop project plans and timelines
  • Participation in various interactive client workshops
  • Work collaboratively with team members to solve problems and iterate on solutions
  • Produce client deliverables in a timely manner

At the conclusion of the 6-month program, pending your performance and company needs, there is the potential to transition to a full-time, salaried role on our Design Team

 

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Contagious passion
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Tendency to inspire others
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and think outside the box
  • Ability to think big, go beyond just wireframes, and consider the whole experience
  • 1+ total years of UX design experience
  • Familiarity with common UX deliverables: user personas, user journeys, wireframes, and mockups
  • Portfolio that demonstrates experience designing for web & mobile
  • Demonstrated interest in emerging technologies
  • General understanding of web & mobile app development and general project management practices
  • General understanding of user-centered design and design thinking methodologies
  • General understanding of grid systems, breakpoints, and media queries to facilitate a mobile-first design
  • Solid conceptualization ability, visual communication, drawing skills, and sketchbook technique
  • Strong aesthetic sense and foundation of visual design basics


Benefits

  • You will assist on an interesting and challenging blend of projects and clients
  • In addition to a competitive full-time salary, we offer a significant health reimbursement plan, generous PTO & remote time allotments, and a 401k program
  • Since we’re all about learning and growth, you’ll receive a technology stipend and an educational stipend to spend how you choose
  • We have a casual dress code in the office — no need to dress up for us
  • We always make sure to plan one big company event and one small company event per quarter
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, beer, and plenty of snacks
  • You will work with a diverse team of intelligent people that make it fun to come to work every day


Apprenticeship Compensation

Pay: $12/hour

 

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