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Senior UI Designer

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Aquent is currently seeking a Senior UI Designer to join our client's e-commerce team. We’re seeking a creative designer to help drive the future design of their multi-channel e-commerce business. You’ll work across several product teams, partnering with UX researchers, product designers, product managers, content strategists and other functions in the design and delivery of high-performing user experiences for web, mobile, and kiosks.

You’re the right person for the role if you have a passion for pixels and interactivity, are driven to create engaging experiences in a multi-device world, and are fearless in the face of constraints. You bring relentless attention to detail in translating complex experiences into high-quality visual and interactive elements that embody the brand. As you go from concept to execution, you polish ideas put forth in the product vision – reinforcing simplicity, consistency and accessibility. The concept of “painting wireframes” is incomprehensible – through teamwork, you bring an additional layer of creativity and design fidelity to bear as solutions move into production. 

Key Responsibilities: 
-Put forth a clear vision for future design and apply a forward-thinking, stratigic mindset in collaborating with fellow product and UI designers and engineers to go from where we are today to the vision state. 
-Collaborate with fellow UI designers to inform the design language for digital solutions. 
-Work with UX research and analytics to evaluate designs and incorporate findings – applying a test and learn approach. 
-Collaborate with marketing colleagues to align designs with the brand. 
-Communicate effectively to diverse audiences including e-commerce team members and executives. 
-Provide clear direction for engineering teams to properly implement designs. 
-Meet a high bar, efficiently delivering quality designs. 
-Apply user-centered design best practices, from interaction, usability and visual design fundamentals to accessibility standards, balancing user needs with business goals and technology capabilities. 
-Participate in ideation sessions and desigh reviews to push the boundaries of our work. 
-Inspire a design-driven culture. 

Requirements: 
-Bachelors’ degree in user experience, interaction design, graphic design or other related field preferred. 
-5+ years in related field required. 
-E-commerce experience preferred. 
-Product design agency experience preferred. 
-Experience with Lean UX and agile product development. 
-Expert understanding of typography, color, grid and composition. 
-Working knowledge of the old favorites (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) and latest design and prototyping tools. 
-Knowledge of digital platforms and design guidelines, cross-browser compaitiliby, accessibility standards, various web-related optimization techniques, etc. 
-Passion for mobile-first experiences and a deep familiarity with responsive design techniques. 
-Working knowledge of web- and mobile-based technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. preferred. 
-Strong conceptual and visual thinker – with a broad toolset for communicating complex ideas. 
-Hands-on skills designing for gesture and touch interfaces including related motion, animation and micro-interactions. 
-Passion for keeping up with current design trends and best practices and technology innovation. 
-Demonstrated experience in elevating a brand’s visual language into digital experiences. 
-Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 
-High school diploma or equivalent required. 
-Minimum age of 18. 
-Must have portfolio demonstrating skills along with thought process.

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