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Senior Visual Designer

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Our financial services client located in downtown Boston is looking for a Sr. Visual Designer to join their team on a long-term contract basis. This position requires a creative, senior-level visual designer with mastery in digital site design. Candidates should possess a strong background in user experience, digital design and a demonstrated ability to produce clean and simple layouts and components that solve users’ needs.

As part of the UX visual design team, the successful candidate will lead multiple interactive projects, supervise day-to-day maintenance of existing experiences, and generate design through the use of appropriate tools, resources and processes. The candidate will collaborate with and lead internal team members (management, information architecture, copywriting, development, testing) and vendors.

Projects will typically include web design, development, quality assurance, usability, copywriting and e-commerce, so the candidate will ideally have experience within these areas.


• Act as the senior visual lead, working with designers, IA, Content, and/or Prototyping directly, to deliver the visual design of the user experience.
• Create documentation to help communicate the experience to the project team, UX team and prototyping team.
• Present and explain design thinking in critiques and creative review discussions or in front of business partners.
• Design with the style guide, brand and best user experience in mind.
• Manage design workflow and timelines to ensure accurate and timely delivery of projects.
• Organize regular discussions with leadership about project, team and design health.
• Drive a passion about UX work and stay on top of UX / UI trends and tools.
• Show desire to iterate on design, while having the ability to finish a project on time.

Core Competency Requirements

• Advanced knowledge and skill in using Photoshop and/or Fireworks. Should have experience with Illustrator, InDesign, and other software (online and native) to design.
• Ability to communicate design effectiveness and efficiency at project team, internal, partner and executive briefings.

Experience & Skills Requirements

• 7+ years of experience as a Visual Designer, Graphic Designer, User Experience Designer, or similar role.
• Supervisory-level user experience skills with hands-on experience mocking up and designing pixel-perfect compositions.
• Experience with multi-device design and responsive design.
• Well-versed in visual design fundamentals, typography, color theory, brand communication and UI principles.
• Understanding and experience with concepts of HTML and CSS.
• Leader using the latest design trends and industry standards.
• Ability to cut through ambiguity and use good organizational skills.
• A passion for being the voice of the user and a proven track-record building user-centric solutions.
• Strong verbal and visual communication, written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Experience & Qualifications

• A Bachelor's Degree in Art, Design, Human Factors, Interaction, Graphic or Interface Design. Master’s Degree a plus.
• Experience designing for the social web, design patterns, rich internet applications and delivery methodologies.
• Experience working with teams in multiple software project methods such as Waterfall SDLC and Agile.
• Online portfolio displaying a firm understanding of user-centered design processes and information architecture principles is a must.
• Financial industry experience required.

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