UX / UI Designer

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Michelle Yelverton

Job Description:

We are seeking a UX/UI Designer for one of our valued clients in the oil and gas industry. This is a long term assignment, onsite in downtown Houston, M-F (approx 40 hrs per week).

Aquent offers Benefits and Sick Time!

The UX/UI designer is responsible for translating business needs to functional digital design to be delivered to IT for development. The UX/UI Designer will provide support for various digital projects within an agile team structure. The candidate will possess strong creative, technical and problem-solving skills. Areas of focus may include content, controls, visual design, information architecture, user research and branding.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities
• Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product owners
• Identify and troubleshoot UX problems
• Conduct user research
• Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
• Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
• Develop UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like
• Make adjustments based on user and product owner feedback
• Design graphic user interface elements
• Identify and troubleshoot UX problems
• Create original graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
• Adhere to style standards on fonts, colors and images
• Remain current on the latest technology, interactive tools, industry trends, content management, usability and design methodologies
• Understand business goals/products/objectives and translate those messages to the customer clearly and effectively
• Collaborate with copywriters and marketing team to develop and execute creative strategies
• Participate in strategic, creative brainstorming sessions that produce fresh ideas
• Assumes responsibility for ensuring that the design on projects fulfills the creative vision devised by project stakeholders
Bachelors Degree preferred
• 5 – 10 years of proven work experience as a UX/UI Designer or similar role
• Portfolio of design projects
• Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. InVision)
• Proficiency in design software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Sketch
• Good time management skills
• Excellent project management skills
• Desire to make a difference for the environment
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills; collaborate across departments and organizations