Senior UX Designer

Senior UX Designer

Posted 08.04.2023

Owen Jones is seeking a collaborative, curious Senior User Experience Designer who is a holistic systems thinker who loves creating useful, usable digital experiences.

Job Overview

Salary range - $85,000-$110,000

Owen Jones is seeking a collaborative, curious Senior User Experience Designer who is a holistic systems thinker and loves creating useful, usable digital experiences.

At Owen, our UX team tackles everything from early discovery to uncover our client’s hopes and dreams, digs into audience insights and behavioral data, recommends the overall experience approach, frames the information architecture, and develops all the wireframes and detailed functionality for the project at hand. We take a very human-centered approach to our work, and focus on creating relevant, useful, and usable interactions.

You have at least 5 years of experience working on client projects large and small, and you’re motivated by thinking through how people use websites and other digital tools in their lives. You’re able to build out an approach, and are excited to fine-tune the interaction design and document all the details for our projects. You want to know if what we make really works for people, and look for opportunities to test and learn along the way. You thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment, and will engage with multiple client accounts and work closely with Owen’s creative, technology, account, and producer teams.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Collaborate with Experience Design Lead on experience design direction to create usable and useful websites, products, and platforms
  • Develop a holistic and systems thinking approach to projects based on business goals, audience needs, best practices, and future-forward trends
  • Engage in UX research to inform digital experience strategy and interface structure
  • Create information architectures, wireframes, user journey maps, and functional documentation of digital interfaces independently
  • Create interactive prototypes to demonstrate elements of user experience, interaction, and functionality in collaboration with digital designers
  • Develop user testing plans, facilitate testing, and create testing reports and recommendations in partnership with the Experience Design Lead
  • Present research, design documents, and user-centered solutions to clients and internal teams

Areas of Influence

  • Collaborate with Owen’s creative and technical teams to develop best practices and processes for UX design
  • Collaborate with the Experience Design Lead on our approach to UX design, processes, practices, and tools
  • Advocate for audience needs and integrate user research in the design process
  • Add to library of reports, articles and research shared across Owen

Areas of Growth

  • Bring an informed point of view and new thinking around UX theories, practices and procedures. Participate in, and ultimately lead, usability tests and user studies
  • Educate design and development teams in UX practices and usability as they impact interface and interaction design
  • Share new technologies, interaction models and digital experiences with creative and technical teams to help guide what we can create in the future

Note that you don't need to possess 100% of the qualities to be considered. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other under-represented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

Owen Jones' General Expectations

  • Commitment to the best possible work, especially when the well feels dry or it feels like “just another project.”
  • Honest, direct, and detailed communication.
  • Perpetually evolve your own skills; try new things and work inventively.
  • Use your unique experiences and skills to help push Owen Jones' creative executions.
  • Get to the heart of what it is you’re trying to solve; dig in deep and research.
  • Courage and wisdom to ask for help.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in an array of tasks.
  • Attention to detail in everything you touch. The details are the end product.
  • Respect for your Owen teammates. Treat others as they would like to be treated. Lend a hand, pick up your slack, and don’t leave anyone behind. Remember that we will spend more waking time together than with almost anyone else, so make that relationship healthy and productive.


  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonus.
  • Annual Personal Growth Budget.
  • Leadership/executive coaching support.
  • Monthly Inspiration Day to be used on an inspirational activity of your choosing
  • Full benefits include company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance, plus optional supplemental group life and disability insurance. FSA plan (for both medical and dependent care), life insurance, and comprehensive leave policies including family care leave, hardship leave, medical leave, 2 weeks pre-birth leave for primary caregivers, and 12 weeks paid leave (plus 8 weeks unpaid) for new parents.
  • 401k participation after 90 days with immediate vesting and competitive company match.
  • Annual paid time off, 15 days annually (prorated based on start date), twelve Owen company holidays, plus Owen Holiday/Winter Break (December 24 – January 1)
  • Home office equipment budget.
  • Monthly cell phone, transportation, and home utility bill reimbursements.
  • A hybrid work model in which you may work where your work is best done. There are no minimum required days in-office and relocation is not required.
  • Physical offices in both Portland and Hood River.

Welcome to All

Minds and hearts are what matter. Our unique experiences are what make us stronger. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Owen Jones welcomes everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, political affiliation, country of origin, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, military affiliation, or ability.

This position is full-time, with a 90 day probationary period to make sure it is a good fit for you and for us.

Sound Like You?