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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 UX Designer for a global financial client to create the design artifacts across the user experience process. They will participate in the user research, create and refine wireframes, and visual designs. UX Designers work with Sr. UX Designers and 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 gig, 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 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

Key Skills

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

• Prior experience in 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)

• Foundational knowledge and experience in UX 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

• 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.