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Senior Graphics/UX Designer

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Our client, a well respected non-profit and the world's largest scientific society has an immediate long-term contract for a Senior Graphics/UX Designer. The position reports to the Senior Product Manager for Web Delivery. The Graphic/UX Designer is responsible for designing graphics, visual layouts and user workflows for the client Publications web delivery platform and allied websites. The Designer will maintain a stylebook for use across all Publications web properties and will participate in planning and development of visual page elements. The Designer will work closely with the Product Manager and other business stakeholders to understand business objectives. They will produce wireframes, mock-ups and interactive prototypes to meet business needs and produce sample materials to serve as “requirements by design”. The Designer will create materials for use on desktop & mobile websites, mobile apps, marketing materials (print & online), presentations and other mediums as needed. The designer will work as part of a product development team, often working in an iterative (Agile) fashion.

Required Skills:
• Maintains the stylebook for use across client Publications web properties and participates in planning and development of visual page effects.
• Creates materials for desktop and mobile websites, mobile apps and marketing materials.
• Gathers requirements, specifications and ideas from project stakeholders. Produces wireframes, mock-ups and other artifacts of design that meet the business objectives and represent good design practices.
• Participates in Agile development teams as a dedicated design reference, producing wireframes, mock-ups and other artifacts of design that document the requirements of a development task. Works directly with software developers to reflect a shared vision of a product or feature.
• Maintains multiple versions of design documents to reflect the iterative nature of the development cycle. Demonstrates product vision and document step-wise development tasks that team members will perform on the way to realizing the complete vision.
• Designs graphical ads, posters, website, presentations and other digital materials to market products, services and features of Publications
• In collaboration with the Product Manager, produce platform vision documents that help department members understand future development initiatives.

Required Experience:
College degree (relevant field) or equivalent experience; may have an advanced degree (relevant field) or equivalent experience. 5+ years of related experience serving in a Graphics Design or UX Design role. 5+ years using graphics design tools like Photoshop & Illustrator. Strong conceptualization ability, visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique. Experience using rapid prototyping tools like Axure. Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies. Experience using content management systems like WordPress. Experience working on Agile development teams.

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