Junior Product Designer

Lincolnshire, IL
zDO NOT USE Contract / Full time

smartdept. inc. is searching for a Junior Product Designer for a client in Lincolnshire, IL. The ideal candidate will come with 3+ years of experience in UX/product design. This is a fully-remote, contract opportunity expected to last 6 months.


What You’ll Do:

  • Driving accessibility into products through inclusive design, awareness, and innovation
  • Collaborating with Accessibility Leadership and a world-class team of Product Designers, UX Design - Researchers & Content designers
  • Representing UX Design subject matter expertise within a cross-functional team
  • Leading discovery, conception and execution of global design solutions in accessibility
  • Prototype, test, and iterate on designs; evaluate usability of existing systems as well as preliminary designs
  • Presents research, strategy and design work to internal clients for review
  • Collaborates effectively with developers, strategists, product managers, executives, Creative Directors and other designers to craft solutions for a variety of different platforms and industries
  • Facilitates collaborative client discovery and design workshops and participates in ideations
  • Evolving and evangelizing our Design System
  • Grow a culture of design and ship with speed, consistency, and quality; rebuilding our culture
  • Look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses

What You’ll Need:

  • BS in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Communication Design, Human Factors (HCI) or a related field; MS a plus
  • 3+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer in relevant industries working with multi-disciplinary teams in Agile environments
  • Experience designing & prototyping web, mobile web and native mobile applications
  • Some experience with accessibility standards, accessibility features, and inclusive design practices
  • Experience with WCAG 2.1
  • A strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methods
  • Familiarity with qualitative & quantitative research methods and the application of insights
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can execute in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
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