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Sr. UX Designer

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Our client is impacting the world in beneficial ways each and every day. How often can you say that you are truly revolutionizing anything and really mean it?

We are looking for a talented Senior UX Designer with extensive graphic and visual design expertise, strong UX design experience, functional motion design skills, leadership experience, and excellent collaboration and communication skills. You’ll help design and ship breakthrough experiences that impact how millions of people use our products and services every day.

The candidate will work closely with a team of UI/UX designers, user researchers, design managers, brand marketers, and software engineers in a highly collaborative environment. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required.

Job Responsibilities:
• Leading the early Concept phase (organizing and running idea sessions, creating moodboards, storyboarding, brainstorming, creating user scenarios and developing concept sketches).
• Partnering closely with other designers and engineers to deliver high-quality designs throughout the design phase (creating and managing the development of visual style guides, comps, animations, motion studies, and other visual prototypes).
• Working with developers to complete designs and ship high-quality UX designs (pixel-perfect visual specifications, guidelines).
• Developing user experience and visual design solutions that work across Windows and the product teams with a focus on innovating the visual and motion language (including conceptual thinking, grid, typography, color and other design-language patterns).
• Documenting design decisions for consumption by the broader design studio team, as well as key partner teams.
• Creating and presenting design solutions and strategies that bring the user story to life for a wide audience.

Requirements:
• A BA/BS or higher degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Visual Design or related degree.
• 8+ years of relevant design work experience.
• Experience designing integrated marketing and brand campaigns that span print, packaging and online deliverables.
• Strong portfolio demonstrates attention to detail and mastery of typography, color, layout, etc.
• Strong concepting and visual skills along with an ability to explain your design rationale.
• Knowledge of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices.
• Ability to produce high-res visualizations, motion studies and prototypes.
• Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Experience with AfterEffects a plus.
• Great listening skills, with an open minded and team-oriented approach to design.
• Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex areas understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and strong presentation skills.
• Self-motivated and directed.
• A strong interest in design and technology trends.

Additional Qualifications:
• Video editing and VFX/compositing experience (After Effects, Premiere, FinalCut) are a plus
• AE/Expressions, Flash/ActionScript or other scripting skills are a plus
• Experience with real-time engines like Unity and Unreal is a plus
• Experience designing/creating UI/UX for mobile and tablets is a plus
• All candidates must deliver a current resume with a portfolio including motion reel to be considered for this position.
• Portfolio/reel review and presentation is required.

Behaviors:
• You are at home with dealing with complex visual design problems and have a proven ability to create sophisticated and elegant solutions
• Outstanding communication / presentation skills to tell your design stories to fellow designers, developers and product management
• You love getting the details right
• Self-motivated
• You are able to easily work well within a design team without ego getting in the way
What would you say are the TOP 3 must-have skills you’re looking for? (Measurable skills, technologies, etc.)
a.) Excellent Photoshop and Illustrator skills
b.) Experience working with Wireframe tools
c.) 5+ years of UI and UX both on PC and Mobile platforms

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