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CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITION

 

 

Product Designer

 

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Alpaca is a new way of sharing journey-based content. Because we believe that authentic, actionable travel inspiration can go much deeper than a hashtag. By overlaying rich stories onto beautiful interactive maps, we don’t just feed the FOMO, we help lead people to better experiences.

Alpaca might only be 5 years old, but in that time we have had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading travel bodies, destinations, publishers and brands to help them turn their content into an engaging experience. Imagine clients such as; Destination NSW, Australian Traveller Magazine, Tourism WA, Visit Gippsland, Spirit of Tasmania, We Are Explorers and many more…

And something that makes us really proud, is that our product is consumed by millions of users world-wide.

Alpaca is a small but mighty team of 6 – we are developers, content creators, sales and marketing – that have experience spanning industries, and have travelled to over 60 countries. We bond over our love of coffee, pizza, travel, toasties and chilli sauce.

In this new Covid era, you will find the team ‘heads down’ working from homes across all parts of Victoria, coming together at times to share food or explore this great state of ours.

 

What we’re looking for

As our Product Designer, you will champion the design and user experience of the Alpaca platform for our clients, third party developers, and end users. This role is an opportunity to deep dive into the world of an established start-up, to help shape the overall product vision and service experience.

We are looking for a capable designer that can provide a mix of aspirational and functional design across our service, the platform and the interactive products we produce.

Central to this role will be;

  •   Making strategic design and UX decisions on new functionality to enhance end user experiences.
  •   Redesigning client on-boarding for a streamlined self-service outcome.
  •   Encouraging product usage through inspirational design examples
  •   Supporting marketing through product prototype designs.
  •   Crafting the on-boarding experience for third party developers

  

Looking into a crystal ball…

  • You have experience in UI Design for product and marketing – a passion for using beautiful design to create compelling connections with users or an audience.
  • You understand the complexities of stakeholder engagement
  • You’re a pro at interactive wireframing/prototyping
  • You have the ability to communicate ideas and design decisions effectively
  • It is clear that you have a keen eye for detail
  • We can see that you have an unquenchable willingness to learn, to constantly think innovatively and push the status quo.
  • You’re a creative problem solver and sharp thinker – able to turn complex challenges into simple engaging customer experience.
  • Ability to work autonomously and also in collaboration with a team

Candidates should be able to demonstrate their skills; stakeholder engagement, prototyping, and UI/Interactive design (across devices mobile/desktop and browser/app environments) via their folio or previous work examples.

 

Extra brownie points

  • You have a genuine curiosity about travel, and are well travelled yourself – you would describe yourself as a cultured global citizen.
  • You are a cartophile at heart – we know as a child you read the atlas for fun!

 

The finer details

  •   The position is remotely based with occasional face-to-face team catch ups in Melbourne.
  •   Victorian-based is preferable, but not essential
  •   Full-time hours (can be flexible with days/hours worked)

 

We have an ambitious vision for Alpaca, and we know that to get there we need someone like you. Join us on this journey creating something awesome.


Send your CV and a portfolio of your work to zoe@alpaca.travel