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Interaction Designer- corporate

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including paid time off, medical, dental and vision as well as a retirement savings plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Interaction Designer - corporate
Location- Mississauga
Start date-ASAP
Duration- June 30, 2017 with possible extension
Type- Contract
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range-DOE

Our client is a leader in the software industry. The company is highly respected with recognition as one of America's Best Companies to Work For for 15 consecutive years. The Mississauga office is a powerhouse and a cornerstone of their success.

This company has asked for Aquent's assistance identifying a contract INTERACTION DESIGNER with product experience (no web development or marketing. You will work closely with the FTE XD resource on day-to-day. seeking someone with speed, creativity, and team player.

Qualifications:
You have experience designing functional and delightful interaction design for desktop, web and/or mobile applications. You have samples demonstrating intuitive solutions that follow usability best practices. You are a creative problem-solver who loves to collaborate, takes direction and runs with it. You’ll work onsite, so communication and collaboration skills are paramount.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with other designers, engineers and product managers to make design decisions grounded in customer insights gleaned from customer insights.
• Generate multiple concepts that fulfill project/business requirements, articulate the merits of each, and
recommend which would best meet the project goal. Quickly move from broad concept ideas, sketches and designs to sweating the details of complex interactions (story, flow, motion and nuance).
• Process honest feedback in review sessions that make your work stronger.
• Communicate effectively with team members.
• Deliver high quality specifications, wireframes and prototypes on time.

Qualifications:

• 3+ years of interface design experience in delivering high-volume, high-profile or award-winning web sites, mobile or desktop products
• Strong knowledge and experience applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management, and user research.
• Proven experience and success in Agile environment.
• Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (sketching, prototyping, high-fidelity design spec)
• Proven track record designing great customer experiences.
• Expertise with design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Invision, Balsamic…). Whiteboarding/sketching skills ideal.
• Familiarity with desktop, web and mobile technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions
• Strong online portfolio available for viewing

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