Most similar to in industry: UX/UI Designer/Developer, Solutions Architect, Strategist

Who We Are

Lifeblue is a digital agency in McKinney, TX focused on working with organizations and institutions that impact the world in a positive way. We’re an iterative, experimental collective of design thinkers and doers that will challenge everything you think you know about digital design agencies. We are a small, tight-knit group of dreamers and schemers. We are entrepreneurs that embrace working outside of our comfort zone, and love to take on the big “what ifs” of the Web. With clients like Dallas Morning News, Heifer International, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and many others, there is no shortage of places where your experience and contributions will make a difference. We are passionate about learning and making a difference in our clients' businesses through creating sound strategies and amazing user experiences.

Working here means working with purpose-driven innovators, including a few that might even be smarter than you. You'll be collaborating with experts in a diverse range of backgrounds, including economics, game design, teaching, computer science, writing, fine art, environmental graphic design, mathematics, history, music and public speaking.

Who You Are

Whether you’ve spent your life in design, development, or UX/UI, you live for solving problems. Your passion lies in not only serving clients, but in tackling challenges head-on to dream up in-depth and robust solutions that will take into account strategy, technology, design aesthetics and usability. You know the intricacies, the details, and all of the focused work that go into creating something great, and always are working towards the simplest experience for both the user and client team. You’ll ultimately be completing some of the greatest work of your career day in and day out, always striving to accomplish the seemingly impossible — the f%$*ing amazing!

Put more succinctly, you are a T-shaped design thinker who is a geek of technology and the web, and want to be around others cut from the same cloth.

What You'll Be Doing

You are not just building a website, you are helping shape the future of our client's business. Because your team is counting on you, you'll live and breathe the client and their business, so that you can work with your fellow Strategist, Client Experience Producer (CXP) and Team Experience Producer (TXP) to translate the client’s needs and create thought-out solutions. You’ll own those solutions starting with a strategic vision and ending with a foundation of what each of our projects will become, setting a team up for success.

We don’t believe there is one specific way of doing things, but have opinions around the philosophy of wireframes, web content, and digital strategy (just ask us.) We only know that a delivered solution takes on many forms, each of a bespoke nature, centered carefully around a client’s unique set of brand personalities, budget, and KPIs. You will be aware of all these balls in the air and formulate a path to success.

You know how to create meaningful client experiences by being honest and responsive to our clients' needs, delivering a premium value for the project budget, and helping them achieve their business objectives above all else.

You keep your eyes on the pulse of the latest developments in emerging technology and business. You naturally pay attention to and draw inspiration from notable entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders. You are able to constantly change course based on the current reality of the project and client's needs.

Specific responsibilities are not limited to, but may include:

  • Evaluating User Surveys and Analytics to determine project approach
  • Analyzing technology needs, and work with/as a solution architect to solve those needs
  • Formulating and analyze a site architecture alongside a strategist
  • Creating User flows and/or User stories, if needed
  • Helping formulate and coordinate a content strategy, holding others to a project plan for content collection
  • Delivering on documentation that gives a Team Experience Producer (TXP) and production team a clear understanding of project goals, timeline and constraints.

What You'll Need to Succeed

An ever-burning desire to continually improve in your role, combined with the humility and self-actualization required to understand yourself and areas where you can improve.

  • Empathy for our clients and genuine desire to help them succeed
  • Natural leadership abilities and affinity for building rapport, internally and externally
  • Familiarity with web development technologies and methodologies
  • Strong problem solving skills; responsive and flexible to evolving responsibilities and changing environment

Why You’ll Be Doing It

  • The opportunity to save the world from bad design
  • Competitive compensation, profit sharing, health/vision/dental benefits, 401(k)
  • 3 months paid maternity leave, 1 month paid paternity leave
  • Flexible scheduling, meaning no set “work hours”
  • Flexible vacationing, meaning no limiting “vacation policy” (and yes, people actually take vacation here)
  • A casual-dress, and a results-only work environment
  • A healthy professional development budget you can use to go to conferences, take classes, buy books, etc.
  • Work alongside a purpose-driven team of exceptional people that balance truth and passion
  • A constantly collaborative environment
  • Video games, office music, board games, group events, team sports, and a great sense of camaraderie to help keep everyone sane and foster their creativity & productivity
  • The opportunity to shape the company – we need your expertise
  • A culture that fosters growth and pushes you to reach further personally and professionally

Lifeblue is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We not only embrace diversity, but celebrate it and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe work environment for all of our employees.