User Experience Designer

Location: Greater Chicago Area, IL

Department: Interactive

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

At Aisle Rocket Studios (ARS), be part of a team that builds highly persuasive experiences, in-store, online and beyond. We’re driven by a group of multi-faceted über-achievers who are experts on the customer experience.  Here, game-changing marketing ideas are brought to life. Award-winning work is created and new ways to optimize the shopping experience are generated.

We’re looking for a self-directed hybrid designer/developer with strong problem-solving skills who can concept and execute engaging user experiences. The ideal candidate will excel at providing both highly analytical and creative ideas to the design engagement. Effective communication skills and collaborative style are essential. Experience in a fast-paced and innovative environment highly preferred. In return, you will find a passionate and highly talented group of designers, writers, UX experts and clients to collaborate with as you define the future of ARS.


  • 2-3 years of User Experience design (development experience a plus)
  • An online portfolio
  • Significant knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and designing in a browser
  • Ability to design responsive websites and mobile apps
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS
  • Experience in an agency environment

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in CMS platforms; WordPress, Magento, Drupal, etc.
  • Hands-on work with Quality Assurance (QA) or User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Developing DOM-based animations with CSS3 or JavaScript
  • Capable of building out wireframes, whiteboarding & Protoypes
  • Working with Omnigraffle, Fireworks, Balsamiq or similar tools
  • BA or BS in a related degree or equivalent experience
  • Love of Ping-Pong and board games is a huge plus!

You're a standout when it comes to:

  • Having a keen eye for detail
  • Taking initiative 
  • Being flexible in order to exceed expectations
  • Possessing passion for the craft
  • Having a collaborative spirit and a thick skin

If you think you're a good fit and want to be part of the ARS Team, let’s talk! Send us a resume and samples of your work (electronic websites preferred).  Please, no phone calls.


And we’re independently owned and headquartered just outside of the beautiful city of Chicago, Illinois. At Aisle Rocket Studios, we are passionate about creating groundbreaking solutions that promise to move people and products.

Aisle – We consider this our territory, with a robust portfolio of work for many of the biggest household brands. We provide innovative, strategic and creative solutions for our clients and have mastered the art of guiding consumers on the path to purchase – in-store or online.

Rocket – We specialize in energy and major in adventure. Coming aboard, you’ll be immersed in a dynamic, fast-paced and fully integrated agency that places the onus on marketing, interactive design and content management. As advertising has evolved, so have we. But no matter how dramatically things change, some things will always stay the same – our focus on client service, innovation and results.

Studios – Here we roll up our sleeves to experiment and collaborate to find solutions that are innovative, eye-catching and ridiculously effective. Our secret? The people who walk our halls, sit in our chairs and scribble all over the walls of our conference room. They’re smart, funny and, honestly, the best in the business.

Our Services: Advertising & Brand Building, Retail Marketing Point-of-Sale, Interactive Marketing Strategy, Interactive Design and Development, Social Marketing, Email and Database Marketing, E-commerce Solutions, Content Management Systems, Product Content Management, Integrated Multi-channel Campaigns, and Web Analytics Consulting.

Our Clients: Sears, Walmart, P&G, Whirlpool, Craftsman, Kimberly-Clark, Maytag, PBS Kids and many more.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal & more)
  • Pre-tax insurance benefits, including medical, dental and vision
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • 401K match & vesting plan
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Easy Train Commute - Located right across from the Palatine (IL) Metra Station
  • Free, covered parking
  • Discounted prices on appliances and electronics

What we bring to the table:

  • Creative lounge and game/rec rooms
  • Social events and impromptu happy hours
  • Small-agency feel with big-agency clients
  • Gym, dry cleaner, restaurants and more within walking distance
  • Flexible Work Schedules (subject to manager’s approval)

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