UI Designer

We’re looking for a capital-D Designer who is capable of elevating thoughtful, intuitive interactions into gorgeous user experiences.

We’re looking for a capital-D Designer who is capable of elevating thoughtful, intuitive interactions into gorgeous user experiences.

You’ll bring your talents to application design—solving complex problems and designing interactions that are grounded in research and elevated by style, animation and attention to detail.

You’ll help our clients look amazing with website designs that promote their businesses and provide clarity and great experiences for their users.

And, for real, one day you’ll work on a crazy design project that you’ll never be able to explain to your parents. We dabble in experience design, customer experience and all the other “experiences.” We’re not afraid of words like “projection mapping,” “Arduino,” and “semi-trailer.” We hope you can hang.

Design is a craft that’s difficult and constantly evolving. We will push you, and we expect you to push us. We need someone who can:

  1. Turn wireframes and user journeys into beautiful, dynamic and considered prototypes;
  2. Design those wireframes on their own;
  3. Occasionally flick their wrist and make a handful of pretty designs in an afternoon;
  4. Understand how motion design plays a part in educating users on what an interface can do for them.

We get excited when we have work to share, and we hope you do, too. As a Designer, you’ll present your work to internal teams and clients, selling your concepts with enthusiasm and confidence in your work.

It’s going to be your job to see and understand the guardrails, then politely ignore limitations. You should be intimately familiar with existing interactive design patterns, able to apply them when appropriate and break them when it’s time to push boundaries.

It’d be rad if you can code, but it’s not a must. We just ask that you know how things work and a little bit about what’s possible.

We offer full health insurance, retirement and a total of six weeks off per year. We’re currently hiring in Memphis, Chattanooga or Portland, Ore. These are three great towns, so it’s a pretty sweet deal. If you’d rather work remotely, we’re open to considering that, too.

The Application Process

If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you.

We are currently in recruitment-only mode. That means, we want to know you and learn about you, but we are not hiring for this position immediately. We want to learn now whether we should work together so that when the timing is right, we're already on each other's radar.

Here's how this will work.

  1. You email us. Click the Apply Now button below and tell us about yourself.
  2. We will respond with a templated “got it!” email.
  3. In the coming weeks, if we decide you could be a fit for this role, we’ll contact you about an initial interview. If you don’t hear from us, that means we decided you’re not right for this position today, but we’ve got your name in the pool for similar roles down the road.
  4. You’ll meet with one or two decision makers on our team for about 30 minutes. If you’re local to one of our offices, you’ll come in. Otherwise, we’ll use Zoom conference for a video call.
  5. If that goes well, we'll talk about timing. We'll mutually keep in touch over the next several months until the timing lines up, then we'll move into the real deal.
  6. We’ll set up a second interview, this time with some department heads and maybe a couple of potential teammates, too.
  7. There might be a third call, or we may go straight to talking about contracts, start dates and all that.
  8. You give a respectful notice to your current employer.
  9. We order your computer.
  10. You report to your first day of work!

How to Apply

To apply, send us an email to In this email, here’s what we want to know:

  1. Anything you’d like us to know about you.
  2. Why Simple Focus? Sometimes you just need a job. We get it. But, take a minute and think about Simple Focus. What is it about this place or this job that interests you?
  3. Show us your work. Give us links. This is the best thing you can do. Put a link to your portfolio or specific work you’ve done right there in the body of the email.
  4. Highlight something. What’s the one project you’re most excited to talk to us about? Why?
  5. Where are you? We’re multi-local with offices in Chattanooga, Memphis, and Portland (Oregon). We’re remote-friendly too, so tell us where you’re trying to be.
  6. What are your salary requirements? We hire at all levels depending on our needs at the time. We want to get a sense for where you are in your career to make sure this is a match before we get much further down the road.
  7. Are you looking for full-time or contract work? You may like to always have a job. You could prefer the freedom of contracting. Or, maybe you’re open to contracting for a bit if a full-time job is on the table down the road. Do you have a preference?

We look forward to meeting you. Godspeed.