UX UI Designer

Plano, TX, Richmond or McLean, VA
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Sara El-Shami

Job Description:

Aquent is looking for a UX UI Designer for our Fortune 500 Financial client in Plano, TX or Richmond or McLean, VA. This is a full time, 6+ month contract with potential to extend and convert to perm and offers full benefits - medical, dental, 401K and more. Looking for designers with strong end to end experience from user interviews, infinity maps, journey maps, sketching, ideation, prototypes, and testing. This role will be focused on B2B Auto Dealer products. 

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

Basic Qualifications
At least 2 years of experience with UX and UI design

Preferred Qualifications
Designing for cross-channel experiences
Comfortable working with Product and Tech partners
Familiarity with design and prototyping tools, such as: Adobe Products, Sketch and/or Figma
Familiarity with working and contributing to and established design system
At least 4 years experience with UX and UI design

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


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) with company match
- 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)Not the job for you? Tell your friends and reap the Rewardshttps://aquent.com/rewards/