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UX/UI Designer, Data Lab




June 2, 2024

About the organization

World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Organization type

Research Institution

In A Nutshell


Hybrid London or The Hague, UK or The Netherlands



Job Type


Experience Level


Visa Sponsorship

Not Available

Deadline to apply

June 2, 2024

Collaborate across WRI’s environmental software products (TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, and others). Work with development agencies, and program partners to design user experiences that are useful, usable, beautiful, and impactful.


UX research and design foundations (80%):

  • Collaborate with product managers and stakeholders to understand user needs and pain points through user research.
  • Craft user journeys and sitemaps to optimize product flow and identify potential UX issues.
  • Translate research and data into clear and visually compelling interfaces for TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, and other key Data Lab products. Crafting purposeful and intuitive interfaces.
  • Craft meticulous UI mock-ups and prototypes in Figma that clearly illustrate how our scientific geospatial tools function and look.
  • Ensure brand consistency across all software products.
  • Collaborate with product managers and Research, Data, and Impact to learn about, document, and uphold WRI’s research integrity standards as these relate to user interfaces.
  • Stay up-to-date on design trends and best practices in the environmental software space.

Champion WRI’s design standards and user-centered design principles (20%):

  • Prepare and present your design drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders for feedback and implementation.
  • Partner with development agencies and internal teams to ensure the successful execution of your designs.
  • Advocate for a user-centered design approach within the Data Lab.
  • Own and maintain the design systems for TerraMatch, Land & Carbon Lab, collaborating with the wider WRI Design Standards working group.
  • Support WRI’s transition to in-house software design and development.


  • Education: You have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or 3 additional years of experience.
  • Experience: You have 3+ years of full-time working experience in UX/UI Design with a portfolio that displays your expertise, attention to detail and thought process.
  • 1+ years of experience designing with Figma.
  • Experience creating wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mock-ups, and prototypes to show your design solutions.
  • Experience implementing and working with a design system and component libraries.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UX principles and best practices.
  • Experience delivering designs that align with client brand vision and stakeholders’ aesthetic standards.
  • Some experience conducting user research.
  • Experience with map-based interfaces and scientific data applications is desired.
  • Languages: You have verbal and written proficiency in English.

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