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Senior UX Designer

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Vitamin T's client, a tech and business consulting company, is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join their team. This is a temp-to-perm role!

Role Overview:
The UX Designer is a versatile and creative problem-solver who will join a diverse team of professionals in the design and invention of innovative digital experience solutions in the financial services arena. This individual will be entrepreneurial-minded, with experience along the full breadth of UX roles, and bring methodological flexibility and adaptability to challenging client and customer needs. As part of a new and emerging team, the UX Designer will have an exciting opportunity to actively drive innovation, both for our clients and the company internally.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Lead UX design activities for projects, from research and analysis to design
• Work in tight collaboration with small teams of designers and technologists to solve problems through a design approach
• Be strategic (i.e. think creatively, come up with novel approaches), hands-on (i.e. do research, create wireframes) and versatile (i.e. be able to deal with a variety of subject matters and client engagements)
• Communicate design concepts to clients
• Implement new, ground-breaking interaction and visualization interfaces for digital platforms and ecosystems
• Participate in design workshops for clients, utilizing digital collaboration tools

Required Skills:
• Entrepreneurially-minded
• Lean-oriented, Agile-experienced
• Solid portfolio displaying work across multiple touch points (e.g. mobile, tablet, kiosk)
• Likes whiteboards, stickies, sketching and prototypes
• Proven skills in working directly with clients to articulate design solutions
• A title that says “UX” but thirsts for the chance at a real Service Design project
• Can quickly grasp on core concepts of financial subject matter
• Interest in external and internal thought leadership
• Knowledge of best practices and tools used in user-centered design.
• Strong understanding of interaction design and visual design principles
• Strong visual design skills, including eye for good typography, composition and use of color
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• Portfolio showcasing case studies, personas, user journeys and digital platform products (mobile, app, widget, desktop)
• Strong knowledge of web standards, cross-browser development and responsive design

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science, Human Interaction or Visual Design
• Experience in launching successful interactive web applications
• Acute understanding of and experience in contemporary and progressive approaches to UX design (e.g. Lean, Agile)
• Led collaborative design workshops with markers and stickies
• Led both clients and internal teams through the entire UX journey

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