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Senior UX Designer

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Vitamin T is looking for a Senior UX Designer for an exciting freelance assignment at a growing agency client of ours. 

Must Haves

• A strong design sensibility and a strong digital design portfolio 

• Local to Chicago area

3-5 years of UX/UI design experience on Big Brand Name Sites

• Experience working with collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams on large-scale website redesigns

• Experience working in fast-paced Agile design processes

• Experience working with rapid prototyping techniques

• Ability to start from sketched ideas and take it all the way through detailed design documentation

• Ability to adopt new tools quickly

Key Responsibilities

● Work on the ongoing enhancements in the UX domain

● Create the new near-term site design components as well as other more global design pattern tasks.

• Evaluate existing sites in terms of their persuasiveness, emotional design, and conversion; assess properties for usefulness, usability, visual design, content, and branding 

• Lead participatory design/user testing sessions; lead Information Architects in the sessions 

• Identify and document meaningful patterns from the user research, audit the findings; provide recommendations to the client/internal team based on findings 

• Lead development of personas/segmentations based on research findings; integrate personas/segmentations with related deliverables such as opportunity maps and wireframes 

• Prepare, conduct, and analyze behavioral in-context research events 

• Identify opportunities to create business value and improve the user experience 

• Execute participatory requirements gathering sessions, participate in debrief sessions 

• Conduct and analyze stakeholder interviews to understand key success factors for a project or pursuit 

• Present concepts to clients and internal stakeholders with research and best practice annotations 

• Assist in creating strategies for persuasive design with oversight and guidance 

• Develop Navigation Model, Primary and Secondary Navigation structure 

• Develop Sitemap with all levels as required 

• Analyze task flows, task decompositions and create optimal Task Flow 

• Develop frameworks describing key aspects of proposed experience, how it reconciles business/user needs 

• Create prototypes using tools such as InDesign, Visio, Axure as required 

• Mentor junior Information Architects towards client delivery and excellence 

• Conduct periodic Knowledge Sharing sessions

Job Requirements*

• Bachelor's degree required or equivalent military experience

• Degree preferred in design-related discipline: Interaction, Information or Interface design; Human-Computer Interaction; Design Planning; Graphic Design; Communications 

• 3-4 years of industry experience 

• Well-versed in user-centered design methods and techniques 

• Proficient to expert in: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Visio, Microsoft Office  

• Excellent analytical and process-oriented skills 

• Excellent verbal and written skills 

• Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously 

• Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams 

• Prior experience in a consulting firm or agency preferred 

• Prior experience in UI design for mobile devices a plus

 

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