UX Designer


Cleveland, OH, US, 44115

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Applied® E-Business team is looking for an experienced graphic designer with strong web design capabilities that is excited about creative design and would like to share ideas with their team. We are seeking a graphic designer/ web designer to join our team to help us define, build, and optimize experiences for Applied.com. The graphic designer/ web designer will work hand in hand with the lead front-end developer and customer success manager to focus on improvements to the customer experience of applied.com. This position reports directly to the Lead Front End Developer, has no direct reports, and is based in Cleveland, Ohio at Applied Industrial Technologies Headquarters. Coffee is available and a good sense of humor/ linking to having fun is recommended, but not required.


Application must include a URL to an online portfolio or work examples. Applications without URL will not be considered. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded UX practitioner with experience:

  • Collaborating with the team to envision innovative experiences
  • Leading design strategy to improve customer experience and conversions on site
  • Understanding and finding unmet customer needs
  • Guiding research and design process
  • Being proactive and working with the front end designer to implement changes
  • Managing complex projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred) in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Interactive Design, Web Development or related field
  • 3-5 years of related work experience, or appropriate education with demonstrated high academic achievement


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • HTML5/CSS/LESS/SASS/JavaScript knowledge of web standards, accessibility guidelines, SEO practices, browser compatibility issues. Huge Plus if you know Java.
  • Basic understanding of hosting and domain maintenance practices
  • Adobe Suite, SAP competency, and Photoshop
  • Understanding of mobile/ responsive design
  • Understanding of e-commerce, UX, and marketing best practices
  • Photo manipulation skills – ability to retouch images, remove backgrounds, composite group shots, update/change PDFs on products to best fit the marketing
  • Knowledge of best practices for Web image optimization and industry standards
  • Thorough knowledge of UX/UI best practices with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Possess problem-solving skills! an investigative mentality, and a proactive nature committed to delivering solutions
  • Email marketing experience (HubSpot experience a plus)
  • Chrome Developer Tools
  • Knowledge of the agile methodology
  • Experience with or knowledge of prototyping tools (such as Figma, Etc.)


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to hiring@applied.com or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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