We are a design company.

Our Recruiting Team puts people first, matching creative professionals with contract and permanent opportunities.

Our Design Studio provides collaborative partnerships with companies to help them solve creative challenges.

Recruiting

Our focus

  • Product Design
  • UX Design
  • UX Research
  • Visual Design
  • UI Design
  • Design Leadership

Contract + permanent

Whether you're a creative looking for your next opportunity, or a client searching for your next great hire, let our recruiting team be your guide. With a holistic, qualitative approach, our recruiters act as career advocates, building lasting relationships along the way.

Current open positions

We are actively looking for candidates for the following roles. If you are interested in one or more of them, introduce yourself.

Mid to Senior Product Designer

We are hiring for a Mid- to Senior Product Designer with a passion for great design and the skills to deliver it. You’ll be working on web and mobile apps and you’ll work directly with other designers, product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to solve a range of customer problems.

What you will be doing

The ideal candidate is a self-directed, multi-disciplinary designer well-grounded in design thinking with strong problem-solving skills. You will be fully immersed in the product development process and own projects end-to-end – from brainstorming to launch. You will design applications that work across platforms and devices. Strong communication skills are vital. You thrive in an environment that values open communication and collaboration. This is an opportunity to work in a design-driven company that values innovation and creativity, while having fun and supporting each other along the way!

  • Bring a customer-centric design mindset.
  • Have deep knowledge and experience designing mobile and web applications.
  • Have experience with end-to-end product design processes, from a problem statement and requirements and developing user flows and concepts through user testing and creating refined, final designs.
  • Have deep knowledge of design principles, design heuristics, methods and best practices that provide successful visual design across suites of products.
  • Be curious and committed to testing new ideas and innovating to drive business results.
  • Be an effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator.
  • Collaborate effectively with other designers, content strategists, product managers, product developers, marketers, and researchers.
  • Participate in, and often lead, customer research with clear goals, a testable hypothesis, and learning plan.
  • Enjoy cross-functional collaboration and are comfortable working in a fast-paced company with the ability to manage ambiguity

What skills you must have to be successful

  • 2-5+ years of experience in interaction, product design, or related field.
  • A portfolio demonstrating strong interaction and visual design and how you worked within the larger product design process.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. You must clearly articulate & explain design decisions, brainstorm ideas with groups, and solicit feedback from colleagues of all disciplines.
  • Attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • You're a motivated, collaborative teammate who will actively seek new ways to improve the user experience. You love both the ideation and execution process.
  • Previously contributed to the creation, evolution, and promotion of visual style guides or design systems for other design and engineering teams.
  • Proficiency with modern design tools such as Figma and UserTesting.com
  • Passion for creating products that resonate on an emotional level and drive business results.
  • All applicants must include a link to your portfolio or samples of recent work.

Interested? Introduce yourself

UX Designer

We are looking for a User Experience Designer with a full breadth of UX design skills who will work collaboratively with other UX designers, researchers, product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders throughout the software development lifecycle. The position requires a pragmatic, user-centered and data-informed design approach to enterprise design. The perfect candidate who thrives in this culture requires a growth mindset, exceptional communication and design skills, and a passion for learning.

What you will be doing

  • Designing user experience solutions that work across devices.
  • Partnering with product owners and business analysts to define UX/UI requirements for reports informed by user interviews, heuristic evaluation of pre-existing tools, and iterative usability testing.
  • Engaging directly with users and customers to gain a deeper understanding of their goals, validate design solutions, conduct quick rounds of usability testing, incorporating results into your design process.
  • Leading the early concept phase by organizing and running idea sessions, creating mood boards, storyboarding, brainstorming, creating user scenarios, and developing concept sketches.
  • Create wireframes, high fidelity mockups, prototypes, user flows, information architecture diagrams, or other artifacts required to build shared understanding across cross-functional teams.
  • Crafting pixel-perfect mockups which deliver detailed design specs and assets to engineering teams, verifying implementation quality, and tracking success metrics.
  • Mapping complex customer journeys, visualizing concepts through storyboards, prioritizing scalable information architecture, laying out detailed workflows around tech constraints, building intuitive interactions, and prototyping.
  • Practice, drive, and teach exemplary visual and interaction design, and hold the design organization accountable to deliver high quality experiences.
  • Working closely with product teams, designers, and users to dive deeply into user journeys to identify problems, re-frame into opportunities, and co-create requirements and design plans.

What skills you must have to be successful

  • At least 2+ years of experience in user interface, interaction design, and UX design required.
  • Education requirements include either a Bachelor's degree (or higher) in HCI, Product Design, Human Factors, or similarly related field.
  • A proven track record of building and shipping excellent experiences that meet user needs, product requirements, and strategic business objectives.
  • Knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to consumer products.
  • Significant experience spanning the product development lifecycle from conceptualization to launch.
  • Show attention to detail and understanding of typography, color, and layout principles.
  • Ability to organize individual work, scope interactions in task and workflows, and collaborate with multiple stakeholders on timelines and deliverables.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Portfolio and experience should demonstrate creative solutions, leadership, and ability to handle complex UX problems.

Interested? Introduce yourself

UX Researcher

We are looking for an experienced User Experience Researcher who can plan, guide, and execute on a wide variety of user-centered research projects, including field research, user analysis, and consumer surveys. This is a highly collaborative role working with many partners across the user experience team, as well as marketing and product development teams. This dynamic role requires a deep curiosity for understanding human behavior and producing relevant insights.

What you will be doing

  • You will be responsible for implementing all phases of user research testing, including writing research plans, developing screeners to identify participant profiles, moderating usability sessions, writing detailed reports, and presenting findings to clients.
  • As a UX Researcher, you will have the opportunity to employ a wide range of research methodologies, including field research, lab-based usability tests, focus groups, prototype testing, and survey research.

What skills you must have to be successful

  • At least 2+ years of experience in user research or human factors experience in the software industry.
  • Education requirements include either an MA/MS (PhD preferred) in human factors, psychology or highly related field (or be enrolled in a graduate level degree program with relevant work experience).
  • Significant experience with multiple user research methodologies spanning the product development life cycle from conceptualization to launch, such as lab studies, field research, iterative prototype testing, and surveys/questionnaires.
  • Solid knowledge of the field of human-computer interaction, experimental design, observational and field methods, and data analysis is required.
  • Knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to consumer products.
  • Experience generating research plans, defining and tracking user experience metrics, coordinating work on multiple products/releases, and managing the work of additional resources.
  • Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams to drive application of results into the business.
  • Ability to organize individual work, scope interactions in task and workflows, and collaborate with multiple stakeholders on timelines and deliverables.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Portfolio and experience should demonstrate creative solutions, leadership, and ability to handle complex UX problems.

Interested? Introduce yourself

I'm really impressed with the fact that you already know a lot about me just from looking at my portfolio! I've heard Allovus is different from other recruitment agencies, and I finally understand what that means. Looking forward to working with you and your team!
UX Designer, Seattle
Allovus Creative Partner

Studio

Our focus

  • Product Design
  • UX Design
  • UX Research
  • UI Design
  • Motion Design
  • Illustration

Solving creative challenges

Our skilled and collaborative Design Studio team provides beautiful, elegant, and functional solutions for our clients. No matter the creative challenge, our intentionally small and agile team operates as a one-stop design shop.

Our work

The Quick Start Guide to Windows 10Windows 10 Quick Start Guide. Visual design
Microsoft Answers Port Page OptimizationMicrosoft Answers Post Page Optimizations. Product design, User experience
Microsoft Surface Understanding LimitationsMicrosoft Surface Understanding Limitations. Visual design, Illustration
Simplify Spending PlanSimplifi Spending Plan. Product design, User experience, User research, Branding
Simplifi Badges + AchievementsSimplifi Badges + Achievements. Product design, User experience, Illustration
Microsoft Answers Sort & FilterMicrosoft Answers Sort & Filter. Product design, User experience
Allovus has the skill to balance the seeds of creativity with the need to execute projects on time and within budget.
Allovus Business Partner

Philosophy

Our story

Founded by Hayley Nichols in 2009 as a different kind of design company, Allovus began from the desire to provide creative individuals with opportunities that allowed them to have a work/life balance. We still believe that. And we work hard as a team to support our number one asset; our people.

Our culture

Allovus is a woman-owned equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and creative environment. Hayley's mission for Allovus has remained the same as the company has grown: to treat people with respect and care. Staying true to these values ensures that Allovus employees produce meaningful work, create strong community connections, and inspire delight in our clients.

Words we live by

  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Karma

Our team

Brian Jensen Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen

Empathizer. Storymaker. Uno-Master.

Not only does Brian listen incredibly well, he uses what he learns to make the best possible match between client and talent. He considers his top priority to intently focus on the talent and skill of those he represents to make sure where they get placed is a good long-term fit. He's passionate about expanding the brand and visibility of Allovus, which makes his moves of the here-and-now a great pathway for our future.

Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Alena Hansen Alena Hansen
Alena Hansen

Relationship Builder. Impact-Maker. Zumba Queen.

With cardio-pumping enthusiasm, Alena steps to the left, rocks to the right, and salsas her way into matching clients and their projects with creative candidates that make the work shine. She never misses a beat when helping talented individuals find their dream jobs. She knows that recruiting and relationship building is her jam, and she gives it all she's got. More than anything, Alena wants to make an impact in the lives of the talent who become part of the Allovus family.

Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Seija Emerson Seija Emerson
Seija Emerson

Connector. Inclusionist. Songbird.

Singing karaoke, watching horror flicks, and creating quirky collages are just a few of the things that Seija delights in. With an eye out for the odd and obscure, Seija scours antique shops, art galleries, and bookstores for items that fill her soul with joy. The search for that "special something" carries through to her work in recruiting. In her mind, candidates don't have to be perfect, but they do have to be unique and interesting—and she's excited to match just the right talent with just the right opportunity.

Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Viviane Veraguth Viviane Veraguth
Viviane Veraguth

Matchmaker. Coach. Mentor.

With Swiss precision (which comes from being born and raised in Switzerland), Viviane evaluates the required skill sets for Allovus projects and then repeatedly provides the best possible creative talent. Viviane is a passionate recruiter with a love for connecting people within the creative industry. Her 15+ years of experience in both designing UX solutions as well as leading successful recruiting programs in fast-paced environments facilitates her understanding of a client's business requirements while successfully managing the professional needs of a variety of creative talent.

Creative Strategist
Karen Streeby Karen Streeby
Karen Streeby

Advocator. Investigator. Balancer.

With the stealth of an investigator, Karen dives deep into the pool of talented creatives, searching for just the right individuals to match up with the best job opportunities. She works behind the scenes, sourcing, vetting, interviewing, and making sure our candidates are of the highest quality before passing them on to our recruiting team. Karen is in awe of the talented people she gets to interact with and loves to hear about the cool stuff they've been working on. She's a great advocate in helping candidates get submitted for some of the best jobs in the creative field.

Sourcer
Steve Godfrey Steve Godfrey
Steve Godfrey

Designer. Motivator. Instigator.

Framing problems, looking at all angles and perspectives, and bringing things into focus for the team—is it any surprise Steve has been an avid photographer since his college days? For Steve, creative direction combines a collaborative spirit topped with a subtle sense of humor. With 20+ years of creative know-how, his expertise spans from the optimization of user-centric experiences to high-fidelity prototyping to corporate branding.

Studio Design Director
Aimee Hayes Aimee Hayes
Aimee Hayes

Seeker. Solver. Hippie.

A free-thinker and an intuitive creative, Aimee is naturally at ease connecting with, well, just about everybody. Her thoughtful manner is a key asset when working with future business partners in determining their creative needs. As a seeker of new opportunities, she focuses on the future of the business as she constantly explores new ways for Allovus to grow and expand.

Business Strategist
Allison Flanigan Allison Flanigan
Allison Flanigan

Organizer. Juggler. Nurturer.

A Jill-of-all-trades, Allison is a multi-tasking, event-planning, project-managing whirlwind. She holds all the pieces of a project together making sure things get done correctly, on budget, on time - and all are happy in the process. With her past experience of running her own company, she knows what it means to get it done - whatever it takes.

Project Manager
Chris Tyler Chris Tyler
Chris Tyler

Tactician. Obstacle Remover. Cat Herder.

Knowing how to be three steps ahead of the game in any situation makes Chris the perfect studio project manager-especially when it comes to finding creative solutions to sticky problems. As a strategist, Chris takes his role-playing seriously and sometimes wears more than one avatar to get the job done. Even though he's not a designer himself, he thrives in the creative environment and enjoys keeping his team focused and on task. Having worked in this industry for over 20 years, he revels in the relationships he's made and continues to make in the creative space.

Project Manager
Jenn Hergert Jenn Hergert
Jenn Hergert

Empathetic Creator. Idea Generator. Disco Ball Owner.

It's not every day you see a unicorn float, but that's exactly what brought Jenn to the Allovus family. When we saw the photo of her floaty unicorn on her website, we just knew she would fit right in. As an experienced Product Design Lead, Jenn magically transforms complex challenges into easy-to-use solutions. Under her enchanting direction, brainstorm sessions become exhilarating collaborations. And with a wave of her sparkly personality, she makes every workplace and project fun!

Studio Design Lead
Karen Walker Karen Walker
Karen Walker

Detailer. Supporter. Data Diva.

In this case, the diva is definitely into the details. Karen keeps everybody in-check and on their toes when it comes to keeping the Allovus data accurate and up-to-date. She insures that all of our systems are tested and reliable. But her hallmark characteristic is her willingness to jump in and assist wherever needed. Karen is the go-to gal.

Systems Coordinator
Megan Bennett Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett

Chaos Coordinator. Solutionizer. No-Sh%t-Taker.

In the serenity of the Pacific Northwest forests and streams, Megan methodically hunts for crystals, amethysts, and other semi-precious gemstones. As a rockhound, she recognizes gems when she sees them, and considers Allovus to be a rare find. She searches for order in the strata and formations, hoping to uncover efficiencies, streamlined processes, and the best way to manage an office project. Firmly rooted in the values of Allovus, Megan goes above and beyond to sort, organize, coordinate, and ensure everything runs according to plan.

Executive Coordinator
Jon Crane Jon Crane
Jon Crane

Filmmaker. Twitch Streamer. Diet Pepsi Addict.

With a background in filmmaking, Jon spots computer issues through the lens of an expert tinkerer. At the tender age of 7, while most of us were swinging on monkey bars, Jon was building his very first computer with his dad. He's been fascinated with them ever since! At Allovus, he readies our computers and equipment to hand off to our exceptionally talented employees. More than anything, his mission is to allow our talent to do their work without the burden and distraction of dealing with computer problems. He ensures our team is on standby and ready to roll at any given moment. Lights, camera, action! That's a wrap.

IT Specialist
Martina Dalton Martina Dalton
Martina Dalton

Writer. Designer. Grammar Police.

Martina Dalton is a content writer and is also the editor for the Allovus Design blog. Her fascination for people, their backgrounds, and how they express themselves creatively drives her passion for writing about them. With a background in visual design, writing about creative people and the design industry comes naturally to her. In addition to writing blog posts, editing, and copyediting, she also writes mystery novels.

Copywriter
Alison Grauman Alison Grauman
Alison Grauman

Design Acrobat. Inventor. Systematizer.

Alison has worn many hats throughout her illustrious career including UX designer and project manager. But not everyone knows that she's also an inventor! She holds many U.S. patents in her name, including one entitled, Method and System for Scalable Borders that Provide an Appearance of Depth. With a keen eye and aptitude for order, Alison strikes a wonderful balance between elegant design and detailed methodology.

UX Designer
Jason Calhoun Jason Calhoun
Jason Calhoun

Confidant. Advocate. Shoe Maniac.

Jason believes what the collective builds together is better than what any one person can build on their own. Which is why he finds himself right back where he grew up after years with tech companies in Chicago and Silicon Valley. Jason strives for a balance, and is deeply attracted to Allovus' cultural values—working hard and enjoying who you work with—but not at the sacrifice of your family.

VP of Operations
Allie Marie Soth Allie Marie Soth
Allie Marie Soth

Examiner. Ally. Coffee Craver.

For Allie, life is all about the love and care you put into your family, whether that's your work family or your family at home. At Allovus, she takes care of our invoicing, payroll, taxes, and a variety of detailed work. She specializes in wearing many different hats—all designed to make Allovus a better, stronger, company. Giving is something that she is passionate about. Showing people that someone cares can make their day go from bad to good with just a kind gesture and a smile.

Accountant
Hayley Nichols Hayley Nichols
Hayley Nichols

Trailblazer. Problem Solver. Guardian.

When Hayley created Allovus she had two primary goals in mind. She sought to address the needs of the region's high-tech community while also enabling Allovus employees to make their personal lives a priority. Now, as she continues to grow the Allovus brand, she's moving the message forward through a variety of charitable projects in the community. She believes a creative mind is what fosters change and innovation, and by supporting college scholarships for high school students with the phsfund.org and other entrepreneurial projects, she hopes to give many the freedom to learn, create, and build.

Founder + Principal
Liz Ashley Liz Ashley
Liz Ashley

Developer. Designer. Code Cowgirl.

With her roots in fine art and her head in the management of all things technical, Liz proves that art and science can exist harmoniously. She has interwoven the fields of design, fine art, accounting, and management to develop a unique understanding of projects, deliverables, and creative personalities. Her thoughtful left-brain/right-brain approach also helps Liz adeptly manage our technical team.

Development Director
Justin Eng Justin Eng
Justin Eng

Solutionist. Philomath. Renaissance Man.

Even as a kid in the Bay Area, Justin was into computers, messing around with his Apple II Plus. Today, Justin works stealthily behind the scenes to improve the mechanical heart of the Allovus Business Platform (otherwise known as ABP). He tinkers at maximum speed to ensure all systems are a go and running smoothly. Justin lives for tackling cool technical problems and working to build the next big thing for Allovus.

Principal Software Engineer
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen
Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Alena Hansen Alena Hansen
Alena Hansen
Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Seija Emerson Seija Emerson
Seija Emerson
Recruiting Strategist + Account Manager
Viviane Veraguth Viviane Veraguth
Viviane Veraguth
Creative Strategist
Karen Streeby Karen Streeby
Karen Streeby
Sourcer
Steve Godfrey Steve Godfrey
Steve Godfrey
Studio Design Director
Aimee Hayes Aimee Hayes
Aimee Hayes
Business Strategist
Allison Flanigan Allison Flanigan
Allison Flanigan
Project Manager
Chris Tyler Chris Tyler
Chris Tyler
Project Manager
Jenn Hergert Jenn Hergert
Jenn Hergert
Studio Design Lead
Karen Walker Karen Walker
Karen Walker
Systems Coordinator
Megan Bennett Megan Bennett
Megan Bennett
Executive Coordinator
Jon Crane Jon Crane
Jon Crane
IT Specialist
Martina Dalton Martina Dalton
Martina Dalton
Copywriter
Alison Grauman Alison Grauman
Alison Grauman
UX Designer
Jason Calhoun Jason Calhoun
Jason Calhoun
VP of Operations
Allie Marie Soth Allie Marie Soth
Allie Marie Soth
Accountant
Hayley Nichols Hayley Nichols
Hayley Nichols
Founder + Principal
Liz Ashley Liz Ashley
Liz Ashley
Development Director
Justin Eng Justin Eng
Justin Eng
Principal Software Engineer
Having a very positive and, more rare, authentic encounter in any aspect of the career journey can sometimes feel uncommon, so I am deeply appreciative to have met you. I am absolutely looking forward to keeping in touch!
UX Researcher, Los Angeles
Allovus Creative Partner

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