UI / UX Designer

S. San Francisco
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Lindsay DesRochers

Job Description:

Our Top Fortune 500 client is looking for a passionate & collaborative User Experience Designer to join them as they redefine thier shopping and service experiences for our customers. This person will be integrally involved with strong, UX experience and modern design aesthetic to be a part of a creative, fast paced and intellectually stimulating User Experience team collocated in both San Bruno, California and Portland, Oregon.  Their team moves fast and believes that the best way to make delightful experiences is to find the perfect nexus of brand, customer and technology. 
Here is some of what you will be doing: 

- Collaborate with user experience architects, writers and other designers on medium-sized, diverse, cross-functional User Experience projects to generate the overall user experience solution and deliver usability on product within feasibility 
- Do rapid design exploration and deliver the User Experience designs (user interface design comps, visual design specs, prototypes, and other visual assets) to engineering on time and with high quality 
- Engage with product management, engineering, business stakeholders and third-party vendors to understand requirements and achieve goals 
- Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in user experience design and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans. 
- Leverage existing UX patterns and style guides 
- Support engineering and conduct visual QA during development 
- Support User Experience strategy and innovation 
- Model compliance with company policies and procedures and support company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity 


Client Description:

Major consumer goods company, 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)


• Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to Visual Communications, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Writing, or related field 
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading efforts and delivery of complex software design projects in web design, user interface design, or related field 
• Ability to assess and interpret client needs and end user needs (e.g., business requirements, product roadmap, and end user research) 
• Practitioner of user centered design best practices including iterative design and usability testing 
• Mobile/responsive design experience is highly desired 
• Experience within an agile development environment a plus 
• 2 years’ experience in eCommerce or related field a plus 

Additional Preferred Qualifications 
- 2 years’ experience in software design and online tools preferred 
- Strong design portfolio– Successful history of employing best practices of typography, color theory and usability for visual design 
- Knowledge of design for accessibility is an asset