Tushop UI/UX Designer Job Vacancy in Kenya


We are looking for a stellar UI/UX Designer.

Who we are: We are Tushop. And Tushop is made up of an impact-driven team striving to build something of value in this world.

We dream big. And we are persistent.

And we know we’re here to dominate. To dominate with grace, kindness, and style, with our sleeves rolled up.

Tushop is at an early but exciting stage in our history. We’ve now raised a few million dollars from some eminent investors to tackle one of the biggest problems there is – the cost of food – by leveraging the magic of community group buying.

What we do has great impact – by working with us, you can wake up in the morning believing that every minute working helps people get food more cheaply and conveniently.

We help farmers and suppliers make products people want. We empower stay-at-home moms without formal employment to make incomes on the side and feel pride with how they support their communities and neighbors.

We help young entrepreneurs who run cyber cafes, beauty shops, and kiosks to provide more value to their customers. We help anyone who buys food to be able to do so more cheaply and conveniently.
And we help our own employees learn what they want to learn, build what they want to build, and become who they want to become (and get paid doing so!)

We operate in Kenya (for now). We aggregate orders from communities and connect manufacturers and farmers to directly supply those orders, bypassing the other links in the supply chain (distributors, wholesalers, and retailers). The supplier gets to learn more about their customers, the end customer gets their food and goods at up to 30% off (and delivered for free), and the Community Leader gets rewarded for making the magic happen.

And we’re setting out to do this across Africa!

Your role:

Tushop is an early-stage startup, and we are looking to hire an experienced UI/UX Designer who will work with us as a Contractor/Freelancer on a Project by Project basis.

You will bring significant value to existing and new products being developed, and will be working closely with the Engineering and Products Team based on their work schedule and timelines.

The initial contract will be 3 months with the possibility of extension based on activation of new projects and continued performance excellence.

Your responsibilities as a UI/UX Designer:

  • Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Design graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
  • Build page navigation buttons and search fields
  • Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
  • Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
  • Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
  • Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
  • Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
  • Portfolio of design projects
  • Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Good time-management skills
  • BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field
  • Front end development skills will be an added advantage

Our Core Values:

Reliable, Innovative, Customer-centric, Ambitious, Do right by others (RICAD)

1. We find reliability sexy. Our colleagues and customers know that we get things done, well. We know that we are reliable by being excellent and consistent executors.

2. We are relentless in our pursuit of innovative and simpler ways of doing things. The status quo is never
good enough. The only constant is change, and we seek it always for the better.

3. Customers are at the center of what we do. We think hard about how we can delight customers in big and small ways. We obsess about customers’ experiences and don’t expend energy on bureaucracy, politicking, or competitors.

4. Ambition is our fuel. We think big but know that everything starts small much like the oak tree that starts out as an acorn. We want to build big businesses and have a big impact. We build with scale in mind.

5. We do right by others because we want to have a net positive effect on those around us – employees,
peers, managers, customers, suppliers, farmers, Community Leaders, citizens…and we take this seriously.

We realize that sometimes doing what’s right might not be the most popular choice. We also realize that
we might not always get it right, and in such instances, we take pride in course correcting.

Why Tushop?

If you’ve ever been curious to see the initial days of a company and be part of that story, then this is your chance. Since we are at an early stage, you will be able to see and feel the direct impact of your work. You will have ownership of your tasks and you will not be micromanaged. You will make things happen. Lastly, you will work with a fun, fast-moving, customer-centric, reliable, and supportive team.

Why not Tushop?

  • We experiment a lot. If you like dotting all your i’s and crossing all your t’s before making a move, then you might not enjoy working with us.
  • We are low-ego individuals. If you need praise, need to always be right, or need someone else to fail to feel self-worth, this role is not for you.
  • We believe that fieldwork makes the dreamwork. We don’t hide behind laptops every day; we instead thrive by engaging with customers, suppliers, partners, and teammates on the phone and in the streets. (We find it invigorating – and hope you’d find it that way too!)

If this sounds like a role that is exciting to you, please send us your application via: Tushop Application –
Engineering. If not, then please share this JD with someone who might be a great fit!