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Senior Visual Designer

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Our client, a leading provider of software as a service and networking technologies, is looking for a Sr Visual Designer for a 6 month contract opportunity.

As a Sr Visual Designer, you will collaborate with our client’s Product, UX and Design teams to rejuvenate the visual design of a desktop virtualization solution; marrying the design and functionality of the tool, as it spans multiple platforms including desktop application, mobile application and web application.

The ideal candidate will:
• Be strong in visual design, but will think in terms of navigation and user interaction first and foremost. (Designs need to be functionally gorgeous)
• Have a design portfolio consisting of beautiful, hi-res comps, wireframes, prototypes, etc.
• Have experience designing visual assets for a range of applications (web, desktop and mobile)

Additional requirements:
In-depth Product/Domain Knowledge –
• Must demonstrate significant experience working within and a deep understanding of a Software/Collaboration product and its users.
• 4+ years experience working in product/domain space
• Collaborates closely with user researcher and contributes to research strategy
• Advocates for how to fit design into the development process
• Understands the intent and business goals of the product area
• Works to broaden product and domain expertise
• Shows interest and passion towards understanding Company’s products and product domains—specifically the product/domain of specialty and the users of that product/domain.
• Demonstrated experience with design of desktop software and/or web applications
• Participates actively in user researcher and learns about end-users, informing design with this learning
• Understands the development process and how design fits in
• Seeks to understand the product market, competitors, opportunities and challenges

Able to Collaborate & Leverage the Knowledge of Others –
• Takes ownership of the design and works closely and effectively with the Product Management, and Engineering leaders
• Willing to constructively receive, weigh, and integrate diverse feedback from a multi-disciplinary team
• Able to work effectively in a fast-moving environment, juggle multiple projects and prioritize work.

Solid team skills –
• Shows the ability to work well as part of a team.
• Works closely and effectively with other designers and managers; knows when to seek help.
• Works closely and effectively with Product Management, and Engineering
• Willing to constructively receive, weigh, and integrate feedback from other Product Design members and managers
• Able to work schedule and prioritize work with guidance from managers.
• Works proactively to identify and solve problems, improve personal skills, and assist team members

Strong Presentation and Communication Skills –
• Is required to present and communicate their design work to others within Product Design team and outside stakeholders.
• Presents designs in a clear, confident, professional, and cogent manner
• Able to explain design rational for design decisions
• Able to regularly communicate status and share design iterations
• Understands how their role fits within the Product Design organization

ADDITIONAL INFO
• This is a 6 month, full-time, W-2 contract position located in Santa Clara, CA (there is a strong potential that this position will extend beyond original 6 months for the right candidate!)
• This position is not eligible for telecommute or offsite work
• This position is eligible for full benefits including a low premium, zero-deductible health care plan, 401(k) plan, 
dental and vision.

AQUENT is a firm that offers content design and development, marketing, and creative services solutions. For more than 20 years, we have helped provide outsourcing and staffing solutions to clients across the globe. We're a minority-owned business, committed to maintaining professional quality with a personal touch.

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