UI / Visual Designer

Palo Alto, CA
Job Terms:
posted by:
Courtney Schaefer

Job Description:

For this 9 month assignment, Aquent's client is looking for a UI Visual Designer who will be responsible for the look, feel, and experience of one or more products. Together, you will strive to create products that people love to use and welcome into their home -- smart yet simple, delightful, and intuitive.

The client's products span the physical and digital worlds and, in addition to classic graphical user interface, use sensors, motion, audio, and AI to define the next generation of interaction. You should have an inspiring portfolio, great design sense, a love for complex problems, and the ability to clearly articulate how a product should work both in software and in the physical world. 

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Translate abstract ideas and requirements into tangible and beautiful design deliverables
  • Integrate user feedback and business requirements
  • Advocate for changes, refinements, and ongoing improvements
  • Collaborate closely with cross-disciplinary teams of engineers, product managers, and marketing

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  1. Design and create high quality user interfaces, illustrations, icons, data visualization, and motion graphics
  2. Asset and spec creation across platforms -- mobile, web, and client's products
  3. Strategize, brainstorm, and design key features

Required Skills:

  • BFA, BA, or BS degree in design or a related discipline
  • 3+ years work experience as a designer working on shippable products
  • Fluency in Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects, Photoshop
  • Strong creative and visual skills
  • Attention to detail and a demonstrated mastery of typography, color and grid
  • Cross platform experience, designing for various screen sizes
  • Solid understanding of hand-held device/web/mobile graphics techniques and production practices for both Android and iOS
  • Experience working closely with engineers and product on technical projects

Nice to Have Skills:

  • Experience working with Lottie
  • High organization and efficiency working with multiple projects to meet tight deadlines.                                                                           

Client Description:

Aquent's client is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products.

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments 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 pay check
- 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)





***Background check is required for this position.***

***Please ensure FULL LEGAL NAME is noted on resume along with a PORTFOLIO LINK if applicable.***

***Assignment could start earlier if right candidate is identified.***