UX Designer

Hot Topic HQ - City of Industry, California -


Hot Topic, the leader in alternative fashion and licensed fan apparel, merchandise & collectibles, has a great opportunity for a User Experience Designer. This person will help lead Hot Topic, Box Lunch & Her Universe into the future—where websites, apps & stores are seamless, engaging experiences for our customers.

We have a lot going on here at Hot Topic, and 2022 will be a busy year for the digital experiences team. This will be a great opportunity to work on a variety of projects with some awesome & talented people. We’ll be looking to leverage what you do best, give you opportunities to level-up your skillset, and welcome you as part of our dynamic & diverse team.


  • Attend team meetings, daily scrums & project kick-offs
  • Understand product specifications, business goals & user expectations/frustrations
  • Conduct competitive research to document similar challenges & solutions
  • Brainstorm & design multiple options, to find the best solution for the project
  • Work directly with product owners, stakeholders & developers to identify & document the experience
  • Create wireframes & high-fidelity comps, based on existing design system, creating new components as needed
  • Work with product & technology teams to conduct Visual QA and assist with bug resolution & product pivots
  • Document general UX/UI issues & heuristics for contribution to the issues backlog
  • Collect & contribute to continued competitive landscape research
  • Take an active role in learning new skills, overcoming challenges, and engaging with team & cross-functional partners


  • Bachelor’s degree in User Experience, Interaction Design, Visual Design or similar experience 
  • 2+ years of relevant experience, ideally in eCommerce
  • User Experience fundamentals (Wireframes, User Journeys, Flowcharts & Prototypes)
  • Visual Design fundamentals (Layouts, Components, Icons, Glyphs, Typography)
  • Understanding of best practices, patterns & design trends
  • Understanding of platform differences: Mobile Web, Desktop, App (iOS & Android)
  • HTML & CSS fundamentals
  • E-Commerce experience or understanding
  • User Research experience or understanding
  • Experience with component libraries & frameworks, such as Bootstrap, etc.
  • Experience working within a team environment, using agile & lean processes
  • Experience with design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, & XD or similar (Sketch, Figma, etc.)
  • Experience with prototyping software, such as inVision, XD, Figma, etc.
  • An interest in pop-culture, whether it be movies, music, television or animation
  • Good communication skills: written, verbal & visual
  • An understanding of retail, e-commerce, and marketing fundamentals
  • A desire to learn, grow your craft & career, and support the team goals