Product Designer

New York
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Posted By:
Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

We are actively seeking an energetic and innovative Product Designer to join our ​clients team in transforming the future of  banking by incorporating strong Product and Design discipline along with emerging technologies into the products and services we create. 

We elevate UX not just to solve users’ problems but also to use design to steer the product’s evolution into a powerful and extensible framework.

​Job Description:​

As a ​Product Designer, you will leverage your deep understanding of experience design for digital products. You'll be at the forefront of our efforts and be directly responsible for decisions that form our client and advisor experiences. This is a hands-on designer role. You will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team that includes researchers, content writers, product managers, engineers, and business partners who share your passion for delivering unique and innovative financial digital products and services of all kinds, including trading and advice platforms.

What you bring:

• You're actively involved in defining product strategy
• You think in terms of systems and make rational design decisions
• You obsess over details and are excited to polish until your work is pixel-perfect
• You are constantly pushing your limits and searching for opportunities to become​ ​better
• Your team collaboration and communication skills are unparalleled
• You’re passionate about user research and you place the customer’s needs above your own preferences
• You have a deep love for design and shaping experiences for users Qualifications
• You can distill complicated problems into simple and elegant solutions
• You can accurately make decisions that guide the product direction with little​ ​information
• You have an understanding of what makes an experience good or bad is critical.
You can think through user problems, find reasonable solutions, mock them up in​ ​detail, and work with engineers to build them
• You have the ability to influence others and provide thought leadership on design
• We love making things beautiful and hope you feel the same. You have a deep understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and white space
• You have a highly refined aesthetic sense and can both work within and expand our design systems
• You're a self-starter who actively seeks ways to make the experience both visually appealing and easy to use
• You look for opportunities to solve problems in unusual and innovative ways
• You understand the technical limitations and liberties behind your decisions and​ ​have enough chops to communicate your ideas to our engineers
•​ ​Experience designing for the web and understanding how to apply both form and​ ​function within it while maintaining simplicity
•​ ​Native Mobile Experience as well as Responsive Design

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical work experience in Design

• You have an online portfolio demonstrating superior product design experiences
(required for application)

Remote to start until client has the all clear to return onsite

Client Description:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Paid Sick Leave for all US and Canada talent
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)
- Direct deposit for your paycheck
- 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/
- 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)