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UX/UI Designer - Visual

Franklin Park, IL
Posted July 30
Freelance
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume to jaime@thesmartdept.com.

Long-term contract with a client in the Northwest Burbs. Targeting a strong Visual Designer with UX/UI capabilities.

JOB TITLE: UX/UI Contractor

JOB SUMMARY

This position will be responsible for supporting digital product design across client brands software solutions for consoles, web and mobile applications. You will work closely with the digital experience team, product management and software engineers to translate requirements into innovative solutions resulting in easy-to-use and industry leading digital experiences. You will execute and deliver on all stages of the design process from user flows/site maps, to wireframes, concepts, prototypes and visual design for software applications. This position will work in an open team environment, collaborating with several business functions.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • -  Conceptualize original ideas, based on the customer’s needs and positioning of the product, that bring simplicity and user friendliness to big ideas and work out all the details
  • -  Create site maps, user flows and wireframes to convey product features and functionality
  • -  Carry out the visual and interaction design for front-end interfaces
  • -  Participate in and conduct usability testing and analyze findings to validate design decisions
  • -  Apply predetermined style guides and develop new guidelines to creative executions
  • -  Design iconography adhering to brand standards
  • -  Work with digital experience team to create a consistent user experiences across digital platforms including: console interfaces, web, mobile applications
  • -  Present UX and UI concepts to internal clients
  • -  Participate in design critiques with the ability to take feedback constructively and iterate on designs and ideas from multiple stakeholders
  • -  Communicate, make and request adjustments as needed while working alongside the software engineering team to implement and match the original design
  • -  Demonstrate flexibility in multiple task assignments while maintaining a high level of accuracy and detail
  • -  Pursue constant learning with technologies, UX and UI trends, and stay abreast of brand and industry standards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • -  3-5 years of experience in user experience and user-centered design principles: creating user flows, wireframes, prototypes and mock-ups
  • -  Solid experience in visual design including: typography, color, photo editing and conceptual thinking
  • -  Careful attention to detail and production value
  • -  Strong sense of web and app design with an understanding of cross-platform compatibility
  • -  Strong collaboration, communication and presentation skills
  • -  Ability to consider interaction design
  • -  Ability to prioritize and multi-task across multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • -  Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)
  • -  Experience in prototyping software, specifically Axure
  • -  Experience working with software engineers/Agile environment, knowledge in JIRA a plus
  • -  Proficient in Office365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in graphic/visual design, user experience design, software design or equivalent


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