UI Product Designer

South San Francisco
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Lindsay DesRochers

Job Description:

UI Product Designer

* transactional design experience preferred* 

Our client,  a Global eCommerce Giant, is looking for a UI Product Designer to join their team to undertake a massive redesign! 

Join the team that’s changing the ecommerce landscape. The Customer Experience Design team is crafting user experiences for customers who shop from their desktops and mobile devices. Our product designers work hands on to deliver experiences through ideation, design exploration, prototyping, designing user flows and testing. It’s deeply rewarding to see our work come to life at one of the world’s largest ecommerce companies. 

As a UI Product Designer, you’ll help our customers live better by improving their web and mobile experiences. You’ll apply your expertise in interactive design, visual design, and prototyping and tap into your empathetic brain to solve complex ecommerce challenges. You will liaise with partners in Product, Engineering and Analytics, and dedicate your team’s collective creativity to delivering experiences that delight our customers. 

We seek passionate, customer-centric visual and interactive designers with experience working in cross-functional teams. You’ll provide product with recommendations and make design decisions with minimal guidance, and jump into your role to make an immediate impact. 

What You'll Do 
• Think conceptually – applying a user-centered approach to requirements and interdependencies – to develop engaging interfaces. 
• Think visually – using techniques like storyboards and sketching – to communicate interaction design concepts. 
• Make design decisions based on good judgement, experience, research, and data. 
• Make a real impact at scale through new product launches and interface improvements that effect billions of our customers everyday 
• Be part of a fun, humble team, always learning, collaborating with other designers to deliver a cohesive customer centered experience. 

What You'll Need 
• A strong product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve customer needs. 
• Excellent grasp of the design thinking and prototyping process, including product/interaction/visual, with the know-how to move from pencil on paper to layout to pixel-perfect handoff using tools such as Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin. 
• Stellar interaction skills (track record of deploying user interface standards and conventions, functional communication flows, dynamic engaging interfaces). 
• Stellar visual skill (attention to detail, stay on brand, build new patterns). 
• Deep understanding of design principals and industry trends. 
• Expert communication and presentation skills with ability to clearly present your work; you are articulate and can advocate design rationale. 
• Readily give and receive constructive feedback. 
• Expert partnering with cross functional teams in launching new products and improvements to existing features. 
• Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years designing for multiple platforms experience, with 3+ years as a senior visual and interaction designer or equivalent practical experience. 


Client Description:

Global ecommerce and retail corporation, but you will be employed by Aquent. Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit 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 (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.) 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)


Bonus Points 
- Experience working in and navigating a corporate environment independently. 
• Delivered successful design for responsive web, iOS and Android. 
• Experience building efficient scalable systems or in eCommerce. 
• Bachelor’s in Design, User Experience (UX), Human Computer Interaction, Mass Communications or related field.