#168893

Senior UX Designer

Location:
Chicago, IL or Richmond or McLean, VA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Start date:
07/05/2021
Posted By:
Sara El-Shami
Date:
06/09/2021

Job Description:

Aquent is looking for a UX Designer for our Fortune 500 Financial client in either Chicago, IL, Richmond or McLean, VA. This is full time, starting remote for 7+ months with full benefits - medical, dental, 401K and more.

What You’ll Do:
You’ll be asked to handle a variety of responsibilities, including:

Collaboration & Connection
Collaborating with technology, product, and business teams to uncover customer and business needs, then translating them into engaging, simple, and intuitive design solutions and understandable concepts that evolve and enhance the product interface and experience
Advocating for the customer through human centered design methods, including: discovery, research, ideation, whiteboard sessions, and user testing
Supporting design-led workshops to engage and build alignment across different partners and teams
Proactively offers recommendation and solutions by championing prioritization of design centered product enhancements grounded in research and analysis
Connecting with design community peers in service of learning, sharing, and teaching
Working with partners and teams across various geographies
Embracing and advocating for an experience mindset - this is as important to the work as the results

Discovery & Delivery
Supporting early product definition by working with partners to participate in discovery sessions that uncover customer pain points and opportunities
Demonstrating familiarity with design tools to deliver concepts and enable successful collaboration across teams
Participate in end-to-end product design by:
Working with researchers to understand customer needs and define opportunities through usability and empathy studies
Framing problems, determining insights, and defining visual designs to serve customer needs
Creating process and user flows, wireframes, journey maps, and interaction models, resulting in low to high fidelity prototypes
Designing within existing - and creating new - standards to contribute to our internal design system, best practices, and guidelines
Supporting effective storytelling and presentation of visual concepts to various stakeholders
Creating high fidelity design assets for acceptance, development, and delivery to market in partnership with technology colleagues

Contractor Responsibilities and Expectations:
• Partnership with the Design Lead, the primary UX/UI Designer and the Content Strategist in the work stream
• Executing a planned and prioritized roadmap of Design intent on a rapid timeline through Q3/Q4
• Working both independently to execute designs and collaboratively with Design partners, Stakeholders and Business partners to share progress and gain final approval
• Grooming designs with Engineering partners and making ad-hoc trade-offs and changes
• Conforming to legal guidance and final approval standards
• Adhering to and implementing an existing design library
• Meeting with the Design Lead, to approve final designs and track work stream progress

Required Hard Skills:
• Strong knowledge of Figma, Mural, and the Google Suite
• Designing experiences for responsive web on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop devices

Preferred Skills:
• Background or experience with Agile product development and delivery processes
• Background or experience with User Research
• Background or experience in Financial Services

 

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table

  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects

  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR