Interaction Designer (Freelance)

New York, NY | Freelance | Job ID #60778 |
Posted Last Week

Our client, a leading services provider, is rapidly growing their Digital Product team and is looking to hire an Interaction Designer for a long-term contract opportunity. This position begins remotely ASAP. Candidates must be local to NYC area as team plans to go back to the office on a flex basis in Q3 2021.

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading concept development through sketches and storyboards
  • Communicate and solve problems through detailed interaction designs, screen flows and prototypes to clearly articulate solves to Agile teams
  • Partner with Designers to ensure adherence to best practices and established design guidelines
  • Partnering with an interdisciplinary team of designers, tech leads, strategists, researchers and engineers to bring multi-channel product experiences to life
  • Interact with senior project stakeholders, bringing the team along in the process as needed
  • Leverage your experience to provide guidance and vision for the portfolio of products
  • Mentor junior team members throughout the design process
  • Drive the user research and consumer need finding process, lead workshops and guide the team towards overcoming issues through visual solutions
  • You will work both at a conceptual high level as well as get into the details of your projects, leading the development of concept wireframes, sketches and storyboarding as needed
  • Create interaction designs and flows, and developing prototypes as needed to guide agile teams
  • Champion user-centered design that provides simple and intuitive product features
  • Leverage research to discover truths about users needs, develop user personal and map their experiences across the portfolio
  • Drive consistency across the portfolio of products by partnering with your design counterparts.
  • Push for usability testing to validate and improve designs
  • Continuously push for improvement of existing products through iterative testing and design projects
  • Other tasks may apply

About you:

  • 5+ years of experience in digital Product Design/Interaction Design
  • Bachelor's Degree in design or related field
  • Certification in Human Computer Interaction preferred
  • Must have experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience working with complex, heavy data oriented systems like Utilities, Finance or Insurance
  • Experience designing across mobile products, web based responsive mobile and pure web-based platforms
  • Must have rapid prototyping ability and have run user research and usability testing projects
  • Must have been part of a Product team that has seen the full lifecycle of a product and has iterated on designs to test and learn
  • Strong design and data visualization skills
  • Expertise with relevant design programs: Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Sketch, etc.
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work quickly under tight deadlines
  • Your portfolio shows a range of full Product design work including wireframes, UX/UI and visual design, walking through case studies that outline your role in the process
  • Great collaborator, excited to share your experience with the team to bring up the skills of those around you

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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