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Sr. UX/UI Designer

Chicago, United States
Posted August 07
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to nina@thesmartdept.com.

Our client is looking for a Senior UI/UX Designer. Applicants should have 7-10 years digital design experience, specifically product design, (or web, mobile, app, responsive) working within a scrum team and should have a strong portfolio showing core UX/UI design skills, data visualization and dashboards.

UI/UX Designer will be part of a larger scrum team, working with a developer and scrum master daily. This designer will be expected to participate in daily standups with the scrum team, as well as submit designs for approval to the Director of UX/Design. Local applicants are ideal for on-site meetings, but this position can be done remotely.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Focus on user-centered design principles to create intuitive and highly functional web, visual and interaction design
  • Simplify complex content and ideas into functional, usable interfaces.
  • Ensure existing UI guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product/site.
  • Present design concepts and negotiate with stakeholders to arrive at a design that supports both the business and a strong user experience.
  • Conduct and/or participate in product usability tests with users
  • Communicate and work effectively with cross-functional team members including but not limited to developers, writers, scrum master, business analysts
  • Ability to quickly prototype designs in tools such as Adobe XD, InvisionApp or Adobe CC.
  • Translate low fidelity wireframes/UX prototypes into effective and appealing interfaces.
  • Contribute to planning and daily stand ups with development team in an agile workflow.
  • Proactively recognize UX/UI gaps in design and propose solutions.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • You understand best practices in product design
  • You have an expertise in current trends for UX/UI design and data visualization.
  • You leverage new technology, find unexpected ideas, and push the boundaries in solving UX problems with continued innovation.
  • You articulate user experience design issues effectively. You present and justify design thinking and rationale through key milestone deliverables to peers and stakeholders.
  • You can effectively manage and direct junior designers/production artists to complete screens and create assets

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years digital design experience in a commercial software product company, design firm, or consulting firm
  • Mastery of user-centered design principles and practices.
  • Mastery of UI design, including but not limited to concepts, prototypes, data visualization
  • Experience creating site maps and wireframes and customer journeys
  • Innovative, creative problem solver with an eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Experience working in an agile development process.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening).
  • Excellent organization skills with proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and to adjust to frequent changes in project priorities.
  • Knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript a bonus.

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