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Junior UX/UI Designer

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Our client are a fantastic global architecture company based in Central London who are looking for a Junior UX/UI Designer to join them on a permanent basis.

They are ideally looking for someone fairly fresh with between 1 to 3 years’ experience in design/ creative. Experience in UX specifically is not essential, as long as the you have a strong interest on the subject and are driven to learn!

Candidates must be proactive in solving complex problems of the built environment and is a great opportunity for someone to develop their digital design skills and influence the design approach of our Digital Insight development team.

You will be working in a team of developers, data scientists, user experience designers, and you will often collaborate with other parts of the business on projects (building engineers, transport consultants, geotechnical engineers, urban planners and so on). Digital is a growing part of their business and they are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about playing a part in shaping the future of the built environment. 

 

On a day-to-day basis you will:

  • Contribute to developing design principles, frameworks, and best practice approaches to UI designs
  • Work with front-end developers on CSS.
  • Produce wireframes/prototype to illustrate the user journeys for target users.
  • Support Business Analysts and User Researchers' definition of user stories.
  • Support the planning and running of design workshops to steer product design and engage stakeholders.
  • Iterate designs based on user research (personas, user journeys etc.)
  • Ensure the Web products are designed in accordance with the appropriate standards, ensuring that key elements are built in from the outset.
  • Collaborating with the User Research team produce the User Journeys that describe the product and the user interactions with it.
  • Collaborating with the User Research team produce a Usability Testing plan to identify the design elements that need to be tested and how they will be delivered to the user researcher for testing.
  • Disseminate expertise of how design decisions impact the usability of the system and the interaction with the wider reform programme.

 

Essential Skills

·         A Bachelor’s degree in a design, human-computer interaction, or related discipline.

  • Code literate - you may not be developing the web application, but you should understand the logic behind web applications.
  • Proactive and flexible approach- we take an agile approach to development. This means all team members need to be willing and enthusiastic about stepping up to accomplish sprint goals.
  • Receptive to feedback - we are looking to expand our approach to design, and you will have a role to play in developing how we perform design critiques on projects.
  • Competent in Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe products.
  • Strong Communication skills - you will be working with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines both internally and externally.

 

Desirable Skills

  • Familiarity with wireframing and prototyping tools like Axure, JustInMind, Balsamiq, Marvel, Sketch.
  • Comfortable with HTML and CSS.
  • Use of Kanban and project tracking software like JIRA or Trello.
  • Shows an interest in developing design skills through participation of Meet-ups or other self-learning methods.
  • Experience in a client facing role, including pitching and presenting.

 

If you tick these boxes, please send your CV and portfolio through to Holly at Aquent.

Please note, that due to a high volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to you unless your CV has been shortlisted.

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