UI Visual Designer

Mississauga, Ontario
Job Terms:
posted by:
Suzy Thompson

Job Description:

Contract opportunity with possibility for extension or perm with Fortune 500 Tech company in Mississauga! 

The UI Visual Designer (heavy in interaction design) is a key member of the design team to help drive creative solutions to customer problems in line with our brand vision. In this role, you will report to the design lead and work across all marketing channels in the creation of user interface designs, specifications of as well as visual design of key marketing initiatives.

Do you describe yourself as…?

                · Passionate     

                · Articulate           

                · Entrepreneurial               

                · Problem-solver

                · Innovative         

                · Collaborative

                · Detailed-oriented


Key Responsibilities

- Excellent ability to adhere to visual design guidelines quality libraries to support a consistent web and mobile interface design as well as provide design & concepts that

- Work closely with Senior Visual Designer to ensure final output of design & files for handoff to product developers

- Engage in creating new design and wireframes based on internal requirements and creative guidelines. 

- Fluency in design and prototyping tools

- Solid knowledge of web, mobile and interactive design principles including layout, grid systems, information design and typography. 

- Ensure implementation of visual and interactive systems that help to guarantee that designs fit the technical specifications of the product or application. 

- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

- Utilize industry design standards and best practices towards the implement of design criteria, design guidelines, and design specs


Must haves

- Excellent proficiency in all visual design & prototyping tools

- A dazzling online portfolio.

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to quickly execute ideas & design direction

- 3 – 5 years of experience in design preferably delivering in products or services

- Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and deliver on project deadlines


Soft skills

- A strong, well-rounded designer 

- Effective communicator

- Organized and detailed oriented

- Collaborative & Team oriented

- Passionate about design, technology & trends

- Have the courage to raise potential problem areas and communicate that to the design lead


Nice to haves

- Experience with UX research and analysis also a plus

- HTML5, Javascript

This is a UI position for someone with an understanding of UX.


WORKING WITH AQUENT: freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program

- Direct deposit for your paycheck 

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/

- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com

- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)