Los Angeles, CA – Culver City, CA

Consulting | Design | Development | Launch

Enterprise | OTT Media Platforms | Ecommerce | Health-Care Tech

UX and 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.

The program is designed for recent college graduates that are looking to grow their design skills, but all who are interested in a 6-month apprenticeship are welcome to apply.


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

Please apply through this link