Forio is an employee-owned, 18-person company based in San Francisco. We were founded in 2001 and we’ve been profitable since our inception.

We provide online software for predictive analytics and web-based simulations on topics like innovation, finance, global warming, urban planning, and healthy populations. Our customers include universities, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Our recent projects include work with Harvard Business School producing several business games, MIT creating some environmental simulations, IBM, the CDC making a simulation around the health of US citizens, and the city of Portland, Oregon building a simulation around what Portland might be like in 25 years. All our simulations are available online and many are licensed under creative commons.


Open Positions

Forio is looking for a UI Designer to work full-time out of our San Francisco office designing our custom web-based simulation games.

At Forio, you’ll work on training simulation games for Fortune 500 clients and universities like Harvard Business School, Wharton, and MIT. We’re a proven industry leader in the simulation market – our simulation “Everest” is the top selling MBA simulation of all time and over 60% of MBA students in the country have played one or more of our business simulation games.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for creating challenging, engaging, software-based learning experiences. You’ll work with our team of our developers, UX designers, and data scientists to create simulations and games for teaching and learning business concepts to MBA students and corporate learners. Previous topics have included innovation, leadership, teamwork, finance, and national health policy.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is both technical and artistic. If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to see your portfolio!

Responsibilities
  • Work with other designers and the development team to define and implement creative solutions.
  • Contribute to the creation of design solutions.
  • Create high fidelity mockups for client presentation.
  • Collaborate with our UX designer to create designs & storyboards.
  • Execute all design stages.
  • Be a team player and a positive addition to our company culture.
Requirements
  • A strong online portfolio showcasing your best work.
  • Mastery of the basic principles of visual design, art, and typography
  • Proficiency with Adobe
  • Mastery in Sketch
  • An understanding of how animation can enhance (or detract from) user experience
  • Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • Able to work both autonomously and as part of a team.
Bonus Points
  • Experience with game design.
  • 1+ years experience working with clients.
  • HTML and CSS skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively and coordinate with other disciplines to ensure the visual design is communicating the desired message.

Forio is a premier developer of simulations for corporations, government agencies, and business schools. Over 60% of all MBAs will play a Forio simulation at some point during their two years in school. In addition we create collaborative and competitive simulation to help train managers at corporations and government agencies. Forio's customers include Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, MIT Sloan School of Management and hundreds of corporations and other universities.

This is a full time position based out of our San Francisco office. Local applicants or those looking to move to the SF Bay Area are welcome. We reimburse for relocation expenses.

Interested?

Send a resume and a link to your portfolio to jobs@forio.com. Include a short email note telling us what appeals to you about the position and how you think you might contribute.


Our talented team created Forio Epicenter — a platform available online that makes data scientists’ and quantitative analysts’ models accessible and understandable. We also use the Epicenter platform ourselves to develop custom simulations, designed collaboratively with our customers.

Our company culture includes freedom to experiment and explore new things — many of our major projects here are developer-driven. We have an impressive list of clients including, but not limited to: IBM, Anheuser Busch, Procter & Gamble, SAP, government agencies, the CDC, and universities such as Harvard Business School, Wharton, and MIT.

We’re always looking for smart people, so even if you don’t see a role that exactly matches your strengths, send your resume to jobs@forio.com. Include a short email note telling us what appeals to you about Forio and how you think you might contribute.