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UI/UX Designer

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
$90,000 - $120,000 per yearProduct

Job description


Albert is an instructional platform that empowers teachers to unlock the potential in all learners. We are a mission-driven team of passionate and thoughtful individuals creating the practice and assessment platform of the future.


As a User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX) Designer, you will be our team's second full-time designer. You will primarily collaborate with our design lead and product owners to develop user interfaces and experiences across our core product and marketing site.

Your role will involve:

  • Producing high-fidelity desktop interfaces for our core application and marketing pages.

  • Leveraging design patterns and styles defined in Albert’s design system.

  • Expanding and continuously improving the styles and components in our design system.

  • QA-ing implemented designs to ensure they match the intended user experience.


We are a remote-first company. We are accepting applications from people who live and work in the following states:

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Illinois

  • Louisiana

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Ohio

  • Pennsylvania

  • South Carolina

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Wisconsin


Albert is more than a job. We are long-term thinkers building a truly unique product in the digital curriculum space--one known for academic rigor, modern usability, and an uncompromising commitment to quality. We carefully maintain a culture of high standards, freedom of opinion. psychological safety, calculated risk-taking, accountability, and first-principles thinking. Our philosophy is to hire the best people possible, empower them to do their best work, and make sure they're happy and well-rested. Here, you will do great work supported by talented, thoughtful, and kind colleagues. You'll have the agency to make decisions in a decentralized culture while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance.


Albert is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. As we grow, we do so with a focus on building teams representing the different cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences of our customers and their communities. We also strive to create and strengthen a culture that deliberately promotes personal growth, diversity, and inclusion, especially in the unique ways that an education company can do so.


  • Competitive salary. We observe the same pay bands, regardless of where you live. For this role, our starting salary is $90,000-120,000.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. We contribute 90% of the cost for our various medical insurance options and 85% for vision and dental. We contribute 50% for dependents.

  • One Medical. We cover enrollment in One Medical to provide all employees with convenient access to primary care.

  • Paid parental leave. Parents are eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks of fully paid parental leave after a year of service.

  • A 401k plan. Save for retirement with a fully managed plan and a 1% match.

  • Commuter benefit. Use pre-tax earnings on your commute through our managed platform.

  • Flexible, guilt-free vacation. Take guilt-free vacations with no hard limit. Most people take 3-4 weeks per year and are encouraged to take time off. This is not a vague policy where "unlimited" ends up meaning "hardly ever, it's too stressful to ask for time off". We actively encourage everyone to take off.

  • Half-day Fridays. We value work-life balance and observe half-day Fridays every week.


What we're looking for:

  • Excitement about working on our product specifically.

  • Experience designing desktop-first interfaces with mobile considerations.

  • 3+ years of full-time professional experience as a designer.

  • A strong understanding of design principles including layout, typography, color theory, psychology, etc.

  • A portfolio of relevant product desktop-class user interface work that you're proud to share with us. 

  • Proficiency with Figma.

  • An open-minded experimenter, able to see design challenges from various perspectives and consider them objectively.

  • Experience with researching and analyzing design patterns, best practices, user behaviors, user data, and feedback in order to create the best possible solution.

  • A proficient understanding of HTML and CSS such that you can reliably predict how your designs will translate into code and can QA coded implementations to evaluate design fidelity.  

  • Knowledge of accessibility as it relates to code and design.

  • Alignment with our culture and values.