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Mobile UX Designer

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We are looking for a Mobile UX designer for our e-commerce retail client for a 12-month contract that could extend. The mobile UX designer will work closely with a team of UI Designers, Product Managers, Development and QA professionals in a highly collaborative environment. Strong communication and collaboration skills are necessary.

Responsibilities
• Design user-friendly experiences and applications.
• Generate ideas in the form of wireframes, prototypes, sketches, storyboards, site maps, mockups, flow diagrams, or comps to clearly communicate interaction concepts
• Assist the creative and product teams in ideation exercises to push the boundaries of mobile design
• Conduct user research and observe customer behavior
• Stay on top of the latest industry trends and mobile OS releases
• Create design specifications (i.e., redlines and style guides)
• Evaluate prototypes with stakeholders to see how they map to various business and customer needs
• Be an end-user advocate, driving user needs and goals into both creative and pragmatic design solutions
• Work directly with UI designers to maintain UX integrity and extend the brand experience
• Work with the design team to communicate with the development team, including producing redlines, guidelines, and other communication methods to help retain the vision of the customer experience
• Assist in the creative execution of ideas and concepts

Qualifications
• A BA/BS or higher degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, User Experience, Information Design, or related degree and/or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of relevant work experience
• Deep knowledge and application of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices
• Deep understanding of user interface patterns for native mobile (iOS/Android/Windows Phone) and mobile web preferred.
• Ability to scope and estimate resources and time needed to complete a project
• Experience with agile methodologies (i.e. agile, scrum, kanban, sticky notes)
• 5+ years designing user interfaces, preferably in a professional business environment.
• Expert use of Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience creating interaction prototypes using a range of prototyping and development methods (paper, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Axure, Balsamiq, Mockflow, etc.)
• Experience leading usability studies and synthesizing data into actionable design directions
• A portfolio that clearly demonstrates design innovation and expertise
• Demonstrated ability for strategic problem solving across a wide range of areas and device types
• Team player with a healthy sense of humor
• Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex concepts understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and posses strong presentation skills
• Self-motivated and self-directed working style, able to drive a project to the given delivery date
• A strong interest in design and technology trends
• Have a passion for quality, innovation, and intention to work for world-class design
• An ability to work through ambiguity and multiple priorities

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