UX Designer (Mid Level)

Chicago, IL
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Posted By:
Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

We're looking for a UX Designer for one of our Financial Services clients based out of Chicago.  Remote during pandemic

Job Description:
Put your design know-how into action by joining one of our client-centric User Experience teams, and shape the future of how people use our products. The User Experience Designer collaborates in and supports the design process, and ensures project contribution meets business goals, deadlines and quality. The person in this role is a proactive team member, who provides detailed design and recommendations in support of the project team efforts.

What you will do: 
• Understand the different phases of the user research and design process
• Translate user needs, style guides, and business objectives into elegant client experiences through visual artifacts: journey maps, prototypes, site maps, user flows, storyboards, etc.
• Design through prototypes, wireframes, animations, and other visuals at different levels of fidelity
• Understand the different phases of the user research and design process
• Understand and apply accessibility to designs
• Familiar with a variety of user research methods and know the strengths and weaknesses of each
• Identify usability issues based on heuristic and statistical analyses
• Under direction, execute processes and produce artifacts in support of the project workstream
• Assist in research and analysis

What you need:
• 3-5 years of experience working as a user experience professional
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to connect and empathize with clients
• Exceptional skills in digital tools and processes
• Understanding of how designs translate to code
• Proficient with wireframing and prototyping tools such as Sketch, InVision, Figma and Axure
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities on tight deadlines without compromising quality
• Academic and applied knowledge in one or more related areas including: UX Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Service Design, Design Research, Psychology, Anthropology, Prototyping, Strategy
• Financial services experience preferred but not required

Additional Skills Needed:

Knowledgeable and Experience in:

  • High fidelity prototyping (Axure, Figma, etc.)
  • Responsive design experience
  • ADA compliance
  • Financial products, platforms or services - more nice to have, though would make a standout candidate (all other things being equal).

To be considered for this position, you must have a portfolio available for review


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)