Senior UX Designer

Tysons, VA | Freelance | Job ID #48715 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Search is seeking a talented UX Designer with a strong background in UX Research and Project Management for a long-term contract opportunity in McLean, VA. Our client is a premiere financial institution and is consistently recognized as one of the top places to work. Apply today to speak with one of our associates!

Our UX Designers have a passion for solving complex problems. They are human-centered in their approach to design and feel comfortable advocating for user needs. They are curious and demonstrate a passion for learning. They can generate ideas and prototyping concepts that are anchored in research insights, subject knowledge, technology requirements, and business goals. They have an exuberant passion for the power of strategic design and an “anything is possible” mindset. They take pride in their work and yet they have a humble approach. They can contribute as a designer from end-to-end on projects, which means they are comfortable as researchers, data scientists, strategists, and designers. They employ design thinking methods to uncover insights that help inform design decisions. They are excellent communicators and feel comfortable presenting their design decisions in front of colleagues and stakeholders.

Here’s where you come in!

You will be asked to join a passionately driven team whose sole focus is to redefine, solve and change what humanity means to bank. You will help your team deliver a world-class product that will redefine our customer’s day to day banking activities.



  • Collaborate with other designers, product managers, and developers on research activities, strategy, ideation, concepts, final design, and testing of new product concepts.
  • Build empathy and be an advocate for our customers through participation in human-centered research and design.
  • Translate user needs, existing design systems, and requirements into elegant solutions for complex problems.
  • Contribute improvements back to our existing design system to help it grow and evolve.
  • Present findings and design concepts to designers, product and development partners.
  • Support the development team in providing interaction flows, design assets, feedback, and visual QA.


  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. graphic, interaction, visual communications, product), or a related field or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 5-6 years of experience with visual/UI design, user experience design and shipping products.
  • Strong portfolio of UI/visual design work that demonstrates experience working on projects from empathy to iteration.
  • Strong storytelling capabilities; an ability to weave ideas into a compelling narrative.
  • Excellent problem-solving and client management skills.
  • 5+ years’ experience with standard digital design tools, e.g., Sketch, InVision, Suite, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience with visual design.
  • Interest in motion design or animation.
  • Interest in UI/visual design.
  • Interest in iconography and illustration.
  • 4+ years of experience with user experience design.
  • 4+ years of experience with information architecture.
  • 2+ years of experience designing digital products or omni-channel services.
  • 2+ years of experience creating prototypes at various levels of fidelity to articulate and test user flows, UI design, and/or UI animation.
  • Working knowledge of human-centered design principles (e.g., Design Thinking).

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • 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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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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