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UI Designer – Blocket Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 23, 2022
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 23, 2022
  • Stockholm

Blocket Foundation is - as the name implies - best described as the foundation or core of the marketplace. It’s in Foundation we build and maintain the common components and features that makes Blocket come together into one great unit. The teams within Foundation are responsible for our messaging service, identity & trust, personalisation and commercial partner integrations. In practice this means building a tailored and personalized experience for our users. Connecting buyers and sellers through our chat function. Making sure that Blocket is a safe place with good fraud prevention/safety features and delivering commercial partner integrations that adds value to both our users and business partners.

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable the second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.

Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten !


What you'll be up to:

As a UI Designer at Blocket Foundation you will work closely with our cross-functional teams. Together you will be designing and building great products based on our user research and business needs.

Daily tasks could include ideation and concept creation, validation of designs through prototyping and making sure what ends up in production looks, works, and feels great.

You will also be a part of the UX/Design team at Blocket which consists of around 20 Service, UX, Product and UI Designers. Together we keep the user experience cohesive across Blocket, we collaborate through design reviews, share learnings and have fun in an open and inclusive environment.

Work task summary:

  • Creating prototypes for testing and validation for web and apps

  • Creating production-standard deliverables (assets, designs, handover notes, updating style guides, etc)

  • Take part in the ideation phase of initiatives together with dev-teams, biz-dev etc.

  • Working tightly alongside a UX designer (you'll both influence each other's work)

  • Be an active contributor in design reviews together with Blocket UX/Design team

  • Collaborate with your design colleagues to create a cohesive user experience throughout Blocket

  • Contribute to, and maintain, our design system

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

At Blocket Foundation you will be right in the middle of the action where we build the next generation marketplace. You will play a key role in developing our current platform as well as future products tailored to our different customer journeys.

You are used to work in fast-paced environments with high demands on quality and accuracy. You have a portfolio that showcases visually strong, well-crafted designs demonstrating your ability to package products and services in simple and engaging ways.

We believe you are curious by nature and one that's not afraid to challenge “old truths”.

An open and friendly work environment is something we strongly believe in at Blocket. We grow together by giving/receiving feedback regularly – both on what we design/build and as individuals.

Bakground/skills

  • +3 years experience working as a UI Designer / Digital Designer / Product Designer or equivalent.

  • Experience designing for iOS/Android and web.

  • A solid portfolio of work, showing problem solving & creativity and production-level deliverables for both app and web.

  • An understanding of UX principles (including usability, accessibility, etc)

  • A pragmatic approach (sometimes we'll do things in stages to go faster and learn as we go)

  • Confidence to ask questions and talk to other teams to find out what you need

  • Fluency in English (Swedish is a big plus)

Bonus

  • Animation skills

Hello from your future manager

Hi! My name is Susanna and I am Head of UX at Blocket Foundation. In Foundation you are an important contributor to all our marketplaces (Generalist, Motor, Job, and Real estate). Here you get the chance to work with all Blocket’s user journeys and products, holding the user experience together.

To me, the best thing about Blocket is the possibility to work with amazing people, create great value to millions of users, and contribute to a sustainable world. We also have an exciting journey ahead of us, where the user experience plays a crucial role taking Blocket to the next level.

Interested in joining the Blocket world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to [email protected]

You will work from our Stockholm office and at Blocket we work in a hybrid role, which means that you will hangout with your fantastic colleagues in the office a few days a week and the remaining days you can work from wherever you want.

Since it is holiday seasons coming up interviews will first be held in January. Merry Christmas!

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BUZZ: ui design, ui-designer, product design, digital design, digital art director, appdesign, app designer, produktdesign, UX, user experience, CX, customer experience, hållbarhet, circular economy, sustainability, cirkulärekonomi, hållbarhet

Great Place to Work

  • 30 days holiday

  • Fun events including awesome Kick Offs

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

  • Generous annual wellbeing allowance and much more

  • Parental leave premium

  • A great, modern office in central Stockholm

  • Breakfast every Monday and fika on Fridays

About the company

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden’s largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden’s largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.


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