User Experience Designer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #64249 |
Posted Last Month

Put your design know how into action by joining one of our client-centric User Experience teams, and shape the future of how people use our products. The Associate User Experience Designer collaborates in and supports the design process, and ensures project contribution meets business goals, deadlines and quality. The person in this role is a proactive team member, who provides detailed design and recommendations in support of the project team efforts.


  • Understand the different phases of the user research and design process
  • Translate user needs, style guides, and business objectives into elegant client experiences through visual artifacts: journey maps, prototypes, site maps, user flows, storyboards, etc.
  • Design through prototypes, wireframes, animations, and other visuals at different levels of fidelity
  • Understand the different phases of the user research and design process
  • Understand and apply accessibility to designs
  • Familiar with a variety of user research methods and know the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Identify usability issues based on heuristic and statistical analyses
  • Under direction, execute processes and produce artifacts in support of the project workstream
  • Assist in research and analysis


  • 3-5 years of experience working as a user experience professional
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to connect and empathize with clients
  • Exceptional skills in digital tools and processes
  • Understanding of how designs translate to code
  • Proficient with wireframing and prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision, Figma and Axure
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities on tight deadlines without compromising quality
  • Academic and applied knowledge in one or more related areas including: UX Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Service Design, Design Research, Psychology, Anthropology, Prototyping, Strategy
  • Financial services experience preferred but not required

To be considered for this position, you must have a portfolio available for review

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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About Onward Search

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