Visual Designer

Carlsbad, CA
Job Terms:
$37.00/hr + subsidized benefits
posted by:
Packard Fancher

Job Description:

This is a Visual Design role in support of our client's internal UX team. This role is primarily focused on generating high fidelity mock ups using workflows and wireframes  provided by UX Designers. 

VX design leadership, expertise, and support to define approach to programs that accommodate constraints (e.g. scope, timelines & cost etc.) while delivering the best user experience
Ability to understand goals of a users (both personal and objective) in order to solve meaning problems in the best way possible
Capable of rendering high fidelity page design layouts and iconography
Establish global standards, style guides, guidelines as well as graphical assets including icon library and screen design templates to ensure consistency across all software and embedded apps
Collaborate and develop concept explorations throughout entire project lifecycle, facilitating and driving UX solutions
Execute UX designs in alignment with overarching business goals aligned with brand language standards
Articulate and track project milestones, deliverables and risks with UX programs, in addition, communicate progress, short-term and long-term tasks/deliverables, issues and accomplishments
Educate the broader organization with in-depth knowledge and examples of why interface design and information architecture is key to delivering great user experience
Demonstrate ability to lead and influence across a broad, dispersed global team
Contribute to the knowledge base around user-centered experience design through the products developed and best practice research
Be on-point with external vendor communication directly related to UX visual design support
Expert facilitation, brainstorming and collaboration skills with expert user experience orientation and exceptional people skills
Strong analytical skills, and proven creativity
Proficient with diverse writing, presentation, project management software

6-8 years of experience in a software application and graphic user interface design role / function is preferred, but not as important as skillset, personality, and strong desire to use your talents to make the world heathier, cleaner, and safer.
Knowledge and practice of UX industry best practices including User-Centered Design and HFE best practices
Must have an expert understanding of current version of Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of Fireworks, CSS, Dreamweaver, GoLive, After Effects, 3d Software, iWorks and Microsoft Office and other interaction design SW are a plus
Experience designing robust Flash and HTML web sites and/or mobile apps with highly intuitive UI and navigation schemes
Expert visual literacy and understanding of typography, illustration, color theory, wire framing, and photo manipulation
Must have expert verbal communication skills, including the ability to speak effectively before staff or other internal groups
An expert portfolio of solid web, mobile and multi-media are required. Broadcast, print, identity, packaging, storyboard sketches are a plus

Bachelors Degree in Design, Computer Science, Human Factors Engineering or equivalent work experience.