UX/UI Designer & Webflow Developer

Job opportunity: UX/UI Designer


About Tekal

Tekal is an early stage MIT spinoff working on transformative technology pioneered at CSAIL. At Tekal, we use AI to reverse-engineer memory and attention and predict the cognitive impact of visual content: we’ve developed machine learning models that can predict if an image or video will capture the attention of and be remembered by the average viewer. We’re using these developments to create a platform where marketers and creatives can maximize the impact of their assets before publication. Through cutting-edge research in deep learning and a unique data collection tool, we are on the path to become the mainstream platform for creative optimization.

We are being accelerated by MIT’s Sandbox program and we were incubated in Harvard’s Innovation Labs. Our team includes MIT and Harvard data scientists with research and engineering experience in organizations like Google, Facebook and Nvidia. Our investors and advisors include serial entrepreneurs and pioneers in the adtech space, as well as top-level MIT faculty in computer vision and cognitive science.

We have a committed team that works in a fully remote fashion, and a culture that heavily prioritizes excellence, ownership, learning and agility. Our deep learning research is growing fast and we are constantly contributing to the fields of memory and attention. Most of our current goals focus on deep learning research, product development and iterative deployment.

About the position

This is a part-time position for graphic designers with UX/UI experience. You will be working alongside the director of our Cognition Lab and Tekal’s general leadership team, designing new features for our main product and improving our website. Additionally, you will also be supporting our customers by providing them design iterations in accordance to our models recommendations so they can maximize the memorability and saliency of their assets.


  • Develop and present documentation, user flows, annotated wireframes and interactive prototypes.
  • Create and design both functional and appealing features for our product that address our clients’ needs, help us grow our customer base and solve complex user problems.
  • Collaborate with the tech team to ideate design solutions and define criteria that would ensure intuitive, accessible and delightful user experiences.
  • Define UX outcomes and metrics (both qualitative and quantitative) that help measure the desirability and success of a design solution.
  • Design and build new pages for our main website ensuring optimal usability and user experience. Update home page and create new pages such as, product, methods, team and clients.
  • Provide creative support to our customers by suggesting changes that increase the memorability and the saliency of their visual assets.
  • Ensure the level of excellence in all creative with a keen eye for typography, graphic design, illustration and animation.

About you

You have excellent creative skills and can iterate quickly over high quality deliverables. You thrive in dynamic environments and take strong initiative to handle deadlines responsibly. You have experience with wireframing tools, experience concepts, and interaction design.

Minimum qualifications

  • Academic training in graphic design.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • An online portfolio of recent UI/UX work demonstrating a high level of visual and functionality aptitude.
  • Webflow developer.
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design processes and interaction design principles.
  • Ability to build documents that define functionality, content, navigation, and interaction models through wireframes, site-maps, process flowcharts, page description diagrams and other documentation.
  • Capacity to understand the relationships between design, business, brand, and technology.
  • Dedicated team player with high degree of independence.
  • Strong working knowledge of Figma, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, DropBox, and online content management systems.

Preferred qualifications

  • English Fluency.
  • Ability to collaborate and conceptualize with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Solid foundation in typography, layout and design.
  • Exceptional ability to collaborate on visual design projects and integrate feedback.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • WFH with flexible work hours
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Publication opportunities
  • Science-driven culture
  • Contacts within the Harvard and MIT ecosystem
  • Yearly bonus for personal learning