Senior UI Designer

Chicago, Illinois | Permanent | Job ID #46687 |
Posted Earlier this month
 

We are working with an amazing retail company to help build our their UX and UI team in the downtown Chicago area. The ideal candidate in this role will be senior level and have experience across e-commerce and/or experience in iOS and Android applications.

Overview:

  • Be a conceptual thinker and create high class digital services across multiple platforms, bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
  • Develop sound UX concepts, including the definition of customer needs, task analysis, and the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
  • Develop the digital brand and identity strategy for our banners
  • Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
  • Create a consistent design using storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping
  • Develop the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
  • Produce animation/motion solutions and demos created in Flash, 3D or similar software
  • Create light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
  • Design end-to-end experiences using participatory and iterative design techniques including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights, learn about user behavior and verify design concepts
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, project management, business strategists, and hardware and software developers
  • Play an active role in project meetings

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in-depth knowledge and experience of user interface design with consumer applications, preferably mobile devices, rich web apps/site, interactive TV within the media, telecommunications and broadband industries
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, and Axure
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of web-based technologies and mobile operating systems and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, for example Flex, Ajax, Flash, HTML 5, CSS, scripting, iOS, Android, Windows7/8…, and various other technologies are a plus
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage
  • Ability to articulate and justify ideas and design solutions to clients
  • Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Be a strategic thinker on the variety of work. Many of these projects involve strategic thinking based upon the insights gathered from the field. Thus, business, brand, and/or strategic experience are desirable
  • A natural skill to engage with people at a deep level. Whether observing or interviewing customers, or working with fellow team members, a service designer should be passionate about representing the human perspective in design and should have skills in bringing this passion to life for the team
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Disclaimer:

  • 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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