Senior Interactive / UX Designer

Northern Virginia
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Adam Gezelle

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 We are a in-house creative agency..... We’re elevating our game to get to the next level to help our company’s mission to make homes more affordable. Our interdisciplinary team is made up of enthusiastic, talented individuals who bring the best of their creative agency experience to help employees and external audiences understand, value and engage with Freddie Mac. We do this by telling creative and inspiring stories about our company, our people, and the impact of our work. Our small-but-passionate group is looking for a talented UX/UI Designer to help us redesign and maintain multiple of our digital properties, elevating them to today’s highest standards of user experience and contemporary design. As a creative lead in our interactive team, you will work with our Creative Director and Project Manager to plan, design, test, and iterate on the future state of our ecosystem and our intranet which serves thousands of employees daily. About You You are a natural leader with excellent communication skills. You’re a highly competent “thinker” AND “doer”, but humble enough not to have an ego. You appreciate honesty, and love working in collaborative environments where candid feedback is welcomed and seen as a way to make ideas better. You know how to bring multiple stakeholders to the table to understand problems and requirements. You balance a passion for storytelling and creating beautiful interfaces with the desire to understand user behavior and success through testing and analytics. You can partner with cross-functional teams to oversee the experience from conception to launch and post launch. Responsibilities - Lead UX working sessions with key stakeholders to understand problems, document requirements and user needs. - Tell compelling stories with effective IA and sophisticated visual design skills. - Collaborate with a team of designers (design, UX, motion), developers, SEO strategists and content producers to explore, test, and evolve our interactive experiences. - Own full-stack design process—from conceptual explorations and wireframes to fully polished UI designs and UX specs. - Mentor team members and help them elevate their skills set - Rapidly iterate on designs amongst dev, IT and design constraints - Develop guidelines for the design system - Be on-point with modern design trends. You must have: - 8+ years of Product Design experience working on a mix of consumer and enterprise products or websites at the enterprise level. - Multiple successful product launches that drove meaningful impact to the business and/or their brand. - The ability to rapidly ideate and produce multiple UX/UI concepts - Experience working directly with stakeholders to drive consensus and mine for value - The communication skills to clearly articulate and defend your concepts and sell them through multiple approval gates. - An appreciation of A/B testing and using data to inform design decisions - Know how to infuse a brand into digital products. - A passion for simple, sophisticated digital interfaces. - A desire to stay up to date on the latest best practices and trends of product design. - Self-initiative coupled with a willingness to fail and learn (we want you to make us better even if it takes you a few tries) - A good sense of humor (our boss was an improv actor, so…)