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Senior UX Designer

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May 21, 2020

McLean

Freelance

Job #: 158795

Job Description

You've got the skills ... we've got the clients ... let's partner and keep you working on great UX projects!

Create highly intuitive, elegant, user-centric design solutions that incorporate current UX best practices for usability, user engagement, responsive design, SEO, and optimized web page performance.

You are:
A craftsperson. You understand that in a landscape where behavior and expectations are rapidly evolving you always need to be asking why. You’ll be working through the end-to-end design process, balancing customer insights and business goals, from strategy to shipped product as well as post launch monitoring, enhancements, and iteration.

Human centered. You crave empathy for those you’re designing for, and have demonstrable experience identifying, articulating, and incorporating user needs into your design decisions. You’ll build empathy and be a customer advocate to solve existing problems or exploring and developing entirely new business opportunities.

A simplifier. You take the complex and communicate it – both visually and in presentations – as simply and clearly as possible. You’re able to cut through the noise to understand what’s important and inspire that clarity in others. You’ll translate user needs, style guides, and requirements into elegant solutions for complex problems.

A systems thinker. As you translate user needs and requirements into elegant solutions for complex problems, you’re not just thinking about the task at hand but also about how your design choices scale and fit within larger established systems and patterns.

A highly competent implementor. You are proficient using tools like Sketch, Invision, and Photoshop, and are able to execute with both speed and quality. You’ll be creating experience prototypes at various levels of fidelity to articulate and test user flows, UI design, and/or UI animation using modern tools (e.g., InVision, Figma, Flinto, Pixate, UXPin, etc).

Collaborative. You enjoy working on agile teams with business analysts, product managers, researchers, developers and design teams to collectively define the best solutions. You’ll perform research activities, strategy sessions, ideation, design, and testing of new product concepts.

Passionate. You are driven to design beautiful experiences that impact people’s lives. You make it your business to know as much as you can about the people you are designing for and stay up-to-date on the latest design trends and techniques.

Have a can-do attitude. You’re proactive and excited to produce awesome work. No task is too small or large for you. You are able to work alone or with partners to problem solve and develop clear action and execution plans for a task, keeping your manager informed of progress. You display a positive attitude and are excited to share your ideas with the team as well as listen to those of others.

A successful juggler. You don’t get overwhelmed or flustered easily. You’re able to keep track of multiple projects at once, manage your time efficiently and appropriately communicate scheduling with your manager and the broader team.

A storyteller. You’re able to develop clear and persuasive stories about your work that you share with a wide range of audiences, including business partners and stakeholders.

Detail oriented. You’re proud that you’ve thought through every permutation of your designs, making the development process smooth sailing. Your production files are word and pixel perfect.

Flexible. You know that projects can adjust at the drop of a hat so you're adaptable and welcome change.

What you’ll bring:

A portfolio that highlights your ability to design digital experiences that cross channels and touch-points. Your portfolio showcases UX/UI artifacts like user flows, screen designs, and journey maps used to articulate your solutions
Understanding of interface and interaction patterns and best practices for various platforms, including experience working within a responsive design framework
Understanding of human centered design and UX practices. Interest in partnering with content, strategy, and research specialists to collaborate on solutions
Experience working within established brand guidelines and style guide. Interest in helping govern digital guidelines and flex system where needed
Demonstrated ability to work from low fidelity to high fidelity
Experience creating prototypes that showcase design concepts and interaction patterns
Ability to clearly communicate your design decisions, tell compelling stories, and craft elegant presentations
Understanding and utilization of Lean and Agile methodologies
Proficiency with current design tools (Figma, Sketch, InVision, etc)

 

Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or military experience
At least 5 years of experience with user interface (UI) design and user experience design (UX)
At least 3 years of experience designing digital products or at least 3 years of experience designing omni-channel services
Experience working with Agile and Lean product development teams

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a design related field
5+ years of experience with user interface (UI) design
5+ years of experience with user experience design
3+ years of experience designing for omni-channel services
3+ years of experience creating prototypes at various levels of fidelity