UX Designer

Northbrook, IL | Freelance | Job ID #41474 |
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Our client, a Fortune 500 firm with headquarters in the northern suburbs, is seeking a UX Designer for a project lasting through the end of the year.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work well in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
  • Ability to design and envision experiences iteratively in a lean environment
  • Maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice
  • Guide product decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
  • Ability to manage senior project stakeholders (internal & client) to help shape, define and manage ongoing expectations throughout the project lifecycle
  • Familiarity with UX trends, methodologies and expert skill with UX tools
  • Experience in developing rapid prototypes
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe is the right product based on user feedback
  • Open to feedback and engages in active listening
  • Have an interest in innovation and an unquenchable thirst to continually learn new technologies and design skills/methods within the digital space

About the role:

  • Work in pairs effectively with other product designers and/or other project team members that have complementary skills
  • Immerse in the details of a project, working on one engagement at a time
  • Manage the end to end user experience process on engagements
  • Conduct appropriate user research and analysis methods to answer the research questions at hand
  • Create high quality UX deliverables which deliver on product outcomes
  • Create rapid iterations of design prototypes that can be frequently tested and validated with users
  • Produce materials for clients and developers, including user flows, wireframes, mock-ups, live style guides, and assets
  • Contribute to and promote on-going enhancement of the Allstate UX design methodologies

Essential Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in design, computer science, information sciences, psychology, human factors and or HCI preferred
  • Proficiency in at least two of the following UX disciplines: User Research, Interaction Design/Information Architecture, Visual Design or Front-end development
  • Have experience designing full-service consumer and business applications.
  • Solid understanding of the user-centred design process
  • Have experience working independently with clients or stakeholders and demonstrable experience of building successful business relationships
  • Strong communication skills. Have the ability to present and explain design decisions to team, users and stakeholders

Desired Criteria:

  • Experience using Lean UX methodology is strongly desired
  • Experience creating HTML, CSS, JavaScript, LESS, SASS, and/or Angular code is desired




  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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