Senior Visual Designer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #63513 |
Posted Last Month

Are you a Senior Product Designer with Automation experience? Do you love creating and iterating/fine tuning those products? Are you entrepreneurial in nature and looking for a ground floor opportunity? Please continue reading..


  • Your primary responsibility will be delivering aesthetically engaging interfaces for our primary and flagship product
  • Be the leading voice and craftsperson owning the UI and interaction design — addressing difficult challenges with bold, holistic design solutions that will make our customers love working with their ever-growing digital workforce
  • Lead your own design projects from brief, research, and concept exploration through prototyping, visual design, and motion design
  • Work with the team to organize and direct the types of user research needed
  • Test prototypes to understand people's needs and emotions and the resonance of our product—synthesizing the results to inspire comfort and trust with our digital workers
  • Work with engineers and product managers to define both the long-term strategy and the short-term tactics for our products
  • Sometimes work on very broadly defined, loose concepts, and sometimes on narrowly defined, tactical deliverables
  • Work in a highly collaborative fashion with product and project teams
  • Participate in design reviews and share your work regularly with company leadership

You may be fit for this role if you:

  • Enjoy working with our tight knit team to explore, design, ship, and iterate
  • Like having in-person white boarding sessions to drive generative ideation and collaboration
  • Are comfortable collaborating directly with the founders in an agile format to test and iterate to meet the needs of the business
  • Can reduce complex problems down to the right balance of flexibility, power, and ease of use
  • Obsessive learner informed by feedback and data
  • Have experience designing for business and developer-focused products
  • Are skilled in explaining your work, process, and decisions to cross-functional stakeholders and crave feedback to help you produce your best work
  • You care about details and are excited to keep pushing your work until is pixel-perfect
  • Think in systems and are able to extrapolate and extend shared patterns and behaviors
  • Are uncompromisingly service-minded towards our users and your colleagues, but able to set and achieve priorities that find the perfect balance between benefiting the project, the Design team, and all of Thoughtful Automation
  • Have 5+ years relevant design experience at a tech, product-driven company
  • Strong design portfolio that demonstrates depth of interface design skills steeped in UX practices
  • Naturally curious and want to push boundaries of what's possible
  • You care deeply about the work you deliver and take ownership ensuring a high quality bar is achieved
  • Methodical with a strong attention to detail
  • Self-directed, decisive, and default to taking action
  • Constantly improving and open to feedback through collaboration
  • Expert verbal and written communicator with remote teams
  • Experience working with leaders presenting and defending your design decisions
  • Experience leading the end to end design process

Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself by applying below. Unfortunately, no C2C or Sponsorship is available for this opportunity!

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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