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E-Commerce Visual Designer

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Aquent is currently seeking a Visual Designer with E-Commerce experience and UX knowledge for a 5-10 week remote position in the Pacific Time Zone!

​Job Description: 

·       Serves as project team expert on usability, user research and interaction design topics.

·       Identifies and bridges communication gaps on project and design-related topics between Art Directors/Creative Directors, Engineers, and Clients.

·       Collaborates with Engineers and Art Directors/Creative Directors to decide what features will be designed for a client implementation.

·       Provides scoping estimates for tasks.

·       Represents user and business perspectives in the design process, including ease-of-use, device-specific considerations (mobile, tablet, kiosk, desktop, etc.), international considerations and accessibility/Section 508 considerations.

·       Contributes to portions of the multi-hundred page User Interface Design Specifications (UIS) across a team of User Experience Designers, including interface wireframe diagrams, form design, navigation/taxonomy design and functional specifications. Ensures that the UIS document is complete and consistent and meets the needs of all audiences: clients, engineers, quality assurance.

·       Presents UIS documents to internal teams and clients.

·       Designs and conducts original user research activities including usability testing, taxonomy testing, consumer research, and competitive analysis. Utilizes a variety of research techniques including surveys, moderated testing, unmoderated testing, in person testing, remote testing, card sorting, heuristic (expert) evaluation.

·       Analyzes, documents and presents results of user research activities to clients                                                 

·       Collaborates with Engineers and Art Directors/Creative Directors to decide what features will be designed for a client implementation                                                                                      

·       Utilizes human-factors expertise to identify and bridges communication gaps on project and design-related topics between Art Directors/Creative Directors, Engineers, and Clients.                                                         

·       Provides scoping estimates for tasks

·       Utilizes human-factors expertise to identify and bridges communication gaps on project and design-related topics between Art Directors/Creative Directors, Engineers, and Clients. Ensures that project stakeholders and team members understand each other when talking about business concepts and technical concepts. Translate technical concepts for business stakeholders and translate business concepts for engineers.

·       Represents user and business perspectives in the design process, including ease-of-use, device-specific considerations (mobile, tablet, kiosk, desktop, etc.), international considerations and accessibility/Section 508 considerations. Provides subject matter expertise and recommendations on business and usability issues for project team and clients.

 

·       Reviews creative comps and finished code to ensure that site implementations matches specifications and meets both consumers’ needs and business needs and that the site is easy-to-use.

·       Develops concepts and/or implements the broader concepts established by Creative Lead. Works on concepts through development, refinement of direction, and final adjustments, which then lead to full production of the project’s design.

·       Develops visual design to support and accommodate user interface, information design, interactive design, current technology, and client requirements.

·       Works with quality assurance staff to correct performance problems.

·       Conscientious of budgetary, timeline, and workflow responsibilities.

·       Conceptual, strategic, and client-savvy. Candidates must have expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite and a strong understanding of designing site architectures, user interfaces, and intuitive navigation schemes.  Familiarity with HTML, CSS and JavaScript a plus.

·       Minimum 4 years of Web design experience. Advertising, Design or Interactive experience a plus. BFA (or equivalent college degree specializing in design) or equivalent on the job experience.

·       Must be a clear and compelling communicator. Should be able to present strategy, concepts and ideas in a convincing manner. Should have the ability to logically present design options and suggestions verbally and in writing. Must be able to communicate closely with team members to guide conceptualization and production of a project.

·       Must be an able to grasp a client’s brand and business, and be able to make intelligent choices regarding design imperatives and technical requirements. 

 

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