Senior Visual Designer

Job Terms:
Hourly W2 DOE + Benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Gerald Garrison

Job Description:

Aquent is recruiting for a Senior Visual Designer to support a suite of digital products full of complex interactions and experiences with our Fortune 100 Financial Services client.

The opportunity:

  • Remote to start resources who are open to working CST / PST time zones
  • 12-month assignment with potential to extend and/or convert, 40 hours/week.
  • Contract opportunities through Aquent offer best in class benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K, FSA and more. 

As the Senior Visual Designer, you will lead with the passion, talent, and experience to create truly innovative web, mobile, tablet and desktop digital experiences. We are looking for a strong visual problem solver with expert design skills and a desire to define the next generation of client experiences for a top-tier financial services firm. This critical role is responsible for designing best-in-class experiences that are elegant, intuitive, and delight our users.

As Senior Visual Designer, you will take a lead design role from concept to launch. You will be both hands-on and strategic, creating visual systems and ensuring consistency across platforms. You will work closely with the Senior Manager of Visual Design, to apply and develop the visual standards for client’s digital platforms.

Additional Details:

  • Ability to create multiple visual design concepts from creative briefs or draft requirements
  • Interpret and translate wireframes into compelling experiences.
  • Apply and evolve the existing user interface guidelines on new projects and continue to build the design language.
  • Work collaboratively with UX Team, product management, technology team, external creative agencies, and other designers.
  • Prepare deliverables for development teams including redlines to ensure flawless on time execution.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and proactive personality.
  • Stays abreast of innovations in graphic design, technology, and digital trends.
  • Willingness to collaborate in an Agile development environment
  • 6+ years of hands-on experience creating exceptional digital interfaces in an interactive agency or working directly for a nationally recognized consumer brand.
  • Experience interacting directly with clients and a track record for developing strong working relationships, eliciting client vision/direction, and presenting/selling creative concepts.
  • Degree in interactive, visual design, or graphic design (highly desired but not required).
  • A gifted eye for design and rigorous attention to details.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and shift gears quickly if requirements change.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, and a desire to work with an innovative team.
  • Have an online portfolio of beautifully designed work
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of Adobe CS
  • Comfortable working on a Macintosh platform
  • Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to clearly and respectfully articulate design strategy and process.
  • Ability to be both hands-on and provide clear direction to others.

Client Description:

It’s not often that we get to say “yeah, but just listen to what they offer…” about our larger clients. Most people look at the awesome job description, then read “Financial Services Industry” and move on. We’ve heard it a thousand times! Know what else we’ve heard at this client just as much? “Wow! I’m so glad I took this job! This is not your father’s financial services company!”

Work here and experience:

- Opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital business strategies & projects

- Huge work-life balance culture

- Diversity-focused workplace

- Strong potential for temp-to-perm conversion (almost half of the people we've placed here have converted to a permanent position, either the one they're working in, or in a related department)

- Great Aquent community to work with onsite, including our bi-annual talent recognition program, which stems from the client managers’ own feedback (read: they’re engaged and interested in your future!)

- Don’t forget the massive points on your resume for being part of a cutting-edge team, leading the way in breathing fresh air into the financial services industry

With a customer experience focus in mind, our client is leading the way in the financial industry with their digital marketing & technology platforms. They recognize that today’s customers are technically savvy & independent as well as highly creative, and they’re working to be the best at serving them. We see this through how they are building platforms that allow customers to take ownership of their financial future, using video, animation, and social media to market to the end user. Their in-house digital agency has won numerous IHAF awards for their tools and cutting-edge technology. Working with this company, you would be working with groups and/or department such as an IHAF awarded digital agency, user experience, product development, communication strategy team and much more talented professionals like yourself. Come join us!