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Information Architect

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Aquent is currently looking for an Information Architect/Designer for a client in the financial services space in Charlotte.

The Senior Information Designer is a thought leader that collaborates with clients and UX team members to develop compelling interaction designs for the brand across touch devices, websites, user interfaces, application and digital marketing. Successful Information Designers are innovative, have a bold vision for excellence, and enjoy working with a team that inspires commitment. He/she should be well versed in all topics related to user experience strategy, interface design, user-centered design, information architecture, interaction design and usability. Areas of focus include: defining/representing the customer and stakeholder needs, tasks, and goals – including translating goals into site functionality, site architecture, navigation, interaction and data flow. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

• Collaborate with project teams to define strategy, as well as site architecture and navigation 

• Iterate in creative sketch sessions with UX and clients—taking wires from low fidelity to high fidelity 

• Develop use case scenarios, flow diagrams, site maps, wireframes, high-level functional specifications, task analyses based on personas and research, and integrating these into product design 

• Work closely with usability engineering, visual design, content, product marketing and product development to create the user experience that meets customer objectives and business goals 

• Assist with user research plan and stakeholder interviews to understand requirements, negotiating change for the sake of the ultimate user experience when necessary 

• Manage multiple projects and competing priorities 

• Ensure existing UX style guide and standards are applied or considered for all concepts 

• Provide consultation to 3rd parties for storefront, authenticated and application properties 


• Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work experience) plus 5+ years’ experience as an Information Architect or Interaction Designer 

• Prefer background in digital agency, retail, stock trading industry, financial services institution, or large ecommerce site – experience designing complex and responsive dashboards is a plus 

• Experience managing client relationships and complex deliverables 

• Highly skilled at wireframe creation and effective documentation 

• Experience using Axure, InVision, Sketch or similar interaction design tool for prototype development and requirements documentation 

• Prefer experience with tablet, hand held touch design patterns and emerging technologies as well as operating system patterns for Android and iOS mobile devices 

• Strong understanding of responsive design as well as touch design best practices 

• Must be articulate and inspire commitment to a higher standard

• Excellent written communication and presentation skills 

• Proven ability to balance business needs with customer experience 

Education level: 

• Required: Bachelor Degree, Masters preferred or equivalent experience with increasing 

responsibility party designers and developers and lead creative collaboration sessions 

• Degree: Information Architecture, Usability, Communication, or related major field of study: 

Information Science, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Human Factors, Industrial Design, 

Web Design or Visual Arts. Communications and Business Psychology

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