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Experience Design Lead

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Agency client in NOVA is currently seeking an Experience Design Lead to join their team for a 3-6 month contract. This position is an immediate need and will offer up to 40 hours per week. This person must sit onsite in their Northern VA office. As the manager of UX, this person will lead projects and create user-focused experiences working with a variety of clients. The ideal candidate will handle the definition phase including site mapping, content type wireframes, lo-fi wireframes and execution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the strategic and experience objectives of a project are realized 
  • Inform the methods, processes and tools most suited to a project 
  • Create gorgeous journeys, sitemaps, wires and annotations 
  • Think through every screen size, interaction state and component variation 
  • Consider technical and business requirements, define user journeys, prioritize experience opportunities and turn them into tangible, visual ideas 
  • Be a champion for the user, whether that’s doing guerilla-style street intercepts, scrappy usertesting.com events, or fancy facilitated tests 
  • Help inform and oversee the work of other designers on your projects 
  • Work with program management to ensure deliverables and milestones are met 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working on large-scale systems, commerce sites or products 
  • Strong portfolio of smart ideas that address complex problems 
  • 7-10 years of digital agency, startup or consulting firm experience 
  • Knowledge of UX best practices, methodologies and tools – and the willingness to scrap them and try new things when it makes sense 
  • All the buzzwords that describe a great candidate: conceptual, craft, strong attention to detail, team player 

*ALL CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A RESUME AND ONLINE PORTFOLIO TO BE CONSIDERED*

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