Mobile UX Designer

Northbrook, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #65186 |
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Our fortune 500 clients are looking to add a phenomenal mid-level Mobile UX Designer! They are looking for someone with outstanding samples of wires, flows, prototypes, etc that can collaborate with teams across all levels.

The Mobile User Experience Designer uses human-centered design methods to create industry-leading experiences from ideation to launch of a product or service. Daily, you’ll partner with other UX practitioners, engineers, developers, product management, and a variety of business partners to create innovative design and software solutions that meet both user needs and key business objectives.
The Mobile User Experience Designer crafts, plans, develops and evaluates new product and service concepts, enhancements to existing products and services, or strategic product extensions, often working in high-profile and complex projects. They partner with research insight teams to gather and understand data and insights to inform products and services as well as test prototypes with end-users.

When it comes to the Experience Designer’s toolbox, they have expertise in communicating clearly and building concepts using sketches, journey maps, site maps, navigation designs, user flows, information organization models, wireframes, prototypes, and other specifications that communicate experience and design intention. They incorporate human-centered design methods to both expand the scope of possibilities and converge on hypothesis-based solutions that meet both user and business needs.

All applicants should provide work samples (with proper consideration of copyright restrictions) designed for native applications for either iOS or Android via link to a website or temporarily share during an in-person interview. The applicant should be able to speak to their design philosophy for native mobile experiences and be aware of design trends in the native mobile space. Applicants who cannot show native mobile designs in their portfolios will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use human-centered design approaches to frame problems, uncover patterns, discover opportunities, visualize possibilities, and produce deliverables that lead to the launch of world-class solutions and experiences
  • Communicate clear, focused user experience concepts for products during all stages of the design process using deliverables such as wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, and prototypes using industry software like Figma, Sketch, and InVision
  • Collaborate within product teams – assess and prioritize opportunities, constraints, and features – advocating for the end-user while balancing the negotiation of priorities and business goals
  • Both independently and in partnership with researchers, facilitate feedback loops through frequent and appropriate user research, testing, and metrics analysis to inform solutions
  • Continuously grow your depth of knowledge and apply it to evolve or craft new product opportunities, including information architecture, research opportunities, and platform capabilities
  • Collaborate with product owners, engineers, and cross-functional stakeholders to understand experience and technology requirements to provide creative and thoughtful solutions
  • Measure your design solutions with metrics that matter; ensure qualitative and quantitative data is captured and used appropriately to inform decisions

Preferred Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • 3+ years as a UX designer, product designer, or equivalent work experience
  • Trained in design, computer science, information sciences, human factors, or human-computer interaction

Functional Skills

  • Experience using industry design tools such as Figma, etc.
  • Proficiency in design methods, interaction design, information architecture, user research, visual design, prototyping, usability, and/or content design
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively
  • Organized and able to manage personal, team, and project timetables
  • Critical thinker comfortable analyzing and utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data in data-driven decision making
  • Strong writing, storytelling, and presentation skills
  • Flexible working across design methods

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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