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Interactive and Visual Designer

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Contract opportunity with potential for extension or perm with Fortune 500 Tech company in Round Rock, TX!

We are looking for an experienced gamer/designer to help with ideation, visual design, wire-framing, interaction design, motion design, prototyping and execution for a suite of cutting edge software experiences. The ideal candidate is extremely passionate about gaming and the gaming market, and is highly motived to help push the experience to the next level.

Core Responsibilities

  • Acts as a key player in the strategic design process of projects, assuming responsibility for the overall customer experience and execution
  • Helps define the user experience vision, brand strategy, solution innovation, and prototyping
  • Ensures interactive and visual designs achieve the highest level of usability, desirability and customer satisfaction
  • Identifies user centered design patterns, establishes scenarios, places designs into user context and creates interactions that align to those requirements
  • Takes direction well, and is interested in working collaboratively to create the best products in the market
  • Conceives innovative user-interface models that explore concepts that lie well outside today’s typical application paradigms
  • Designs rich visual and user-interaction solutions across a range of platforms and mediums
  • Delivers visual and behavioral specifications and production assets
  • Works with product/project managers and developers to ensure completion of product/application design as specified

  • Undergraduate degree and 4-8 years relevant experience or Graduate degree and 2-4 years relevant experience
  • Strong skillset in digital design with an emphasis on user interfaces for Windows desktop, overlay systems, and web applications
  • Strong level proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Ability to distill complex problems into intuitive, clean, user friendly designs
  • Experience with creating detailed workflow specifications and behaviors for development teams
  • Expert in User Experience concepts, Information Architecture, and software brand strategy
  • Able to create, follow and apply Design Language Guidelines.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with typography, color, texture, layout, and general visual design for branding/commerce environments
  • Must be up to date with the latest in interactive and visual design trends
  • Able to shepherd a product from concept through development
  • Able to process and integrate usability studies, reports, trends, data, and information into plans, deliverables, and recommendations
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and presentation skills

    Optional/Nice to have:
    Experience with UI motion, animation/transition graphics and video tools (e.g., After Effects, Premiere)
    Experience creating prototypes with Axure, InVision, Balsamiq, etc
    Experience with CSS, HTML, WPF, Twitter bootstrap, JavaScript and other Front-end development or prototyping frameworks
    Ability to draw, sketch, illustrate by hand
    Expertise with copywriting/editing, UI text, help/support content
    Able to manage multiple and/or large projects

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