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Sr UX Designer

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Chicago, United States
Posted March 26
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to colleenf@thesmartdept.com.

The smartdept. inc. is in search of a Senior UX Designer for a global financial client to own the design artifacts across the user experience process. This individual should be able to quickly identify the needs of users while possessing an understanding of latest in design standards and technology. They will conduct the user research, create and refine wireframes, and visual designs. They will ensure the design and strategy is iteratively tested with end users. Senior UX Designers work with Design Leads to ensure the design solutions maps to a larger strategy while working in a faced paced agile environment. This is a 6 month contract, 40 hours/week.

Responsibilities:

• Advocates for user-centered, simple, modern design

• Conducts user research to derive insights, craft personas, and map client / user journeys across the product portfolio

• Creates experience ecosystems, service maps, and others to ensure consistent, desirable, and efficient experience across channels

• Creates concepts sketches and storyboards, detailed interaction designs and screen flows, functional specifications, and prototypes to clearly articulate solutions and guide agile teams

• Creates visual designs and ensures that the solution in development aligns to company and product brand standards

• Conducts concept and usability testing to iteratively validate and improve solution design

• Collaborates with agile teams to ensure designs are feasible to implement and subsequently implemented accurately

• Consolidates UX-related improvement suggestions and executes through structured improvement initiatives

• Tracks user experience metrics and reports on the success of UX improvements

Key Skills

• Has mapped out user experience workflows or has formal education in UX Design/design thinking approaches

• Excellent track record in prior work of user research, experience design, rapid prototyping, usability testing

• Experience design and data visualization skills, including use of a diverse set of software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, Sketch, and others)

• Solid knowledge and expertise in user experience design

• Experience as a designer on an Agile team

• Has knowledge in conducting user / client research

• Has strong communication skills with ability to articulate the value of a design choice to clients / users

• Has analytical skills to conduct diagnosis of UX

• Is able to produce high quality creative output under quick turnaround times and strict deadlines

• Mix of wireframe, UX/UI and visual design

• Synthesizes abstract ideas into concrete implications for design

• Is passionate about problem solving through design

• Sees value in taking an iterative approach to design

• Is open to learning new ideas outside scope

• Collaborative, curious, empathetic, open-minded, innovative


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to colleenf@thesmartdept.com.