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Sr. Visual Designer

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The Sr. Visual Designer is responsible for creating compelling and engaging product experiences in a dynamic corporate setting. This individual must demonstrate innovative design thinking to help us create the next generation of user interface solutions across online, tablet and mobile products.

The Sr. Visual Designer must think strategically, work collaboratively across disciplines, demonstrate flexibility, and execute with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate enjoys working with other team members to solve complex user / business problems and can easily adapt within a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
They must have a passion for design excellence, an outstanding set of visual design skills, and a desire to further advance site design standards.

Responsibilities
• Create innovative design concepts based on a deep understanding of user needs and business objectives; willingness to try new approaches and iterate
• Design GUI components and visual concepts that successfully translate business goals and requirements
• Work with Interaction Designers, Copywriters, Product Managers, and Marketing team members to understand project needs, and successfully implement the brand
• Work with IT to ensure technical feasibility of design concepts and ensure deployment of products that are true to the original design intent
• Prepare estimates, plan schedules and create comps
• Champion design rationale when presenting to internal clients and project team members
• Understand visual design standards and branding guidelines in order to maintain consistency and quality across applications and products when appropriate
• Create style guides and design pattern libraries to ensure consistency at the design system level
• Attend design reviews and Usability testing to iterate designs
• Create multimedia concepts to communicate ideas and products

Qualifications:
• 6+ years experience designing user interfaces
• Extensive experience working in a collaborative, team-based design environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working in multidisciplinary team environments as visual design lead
• Experience working in emerging platform projects (mobile, tablets) as well as solid understanding of technology implications in web and mobile devices
• Proven ability to balance multiple projects or tasks concurrently
• Solid understanding of graphic design principles and best practices for online UI design
• Proactive work style, consensus-building teamwork and productive collaboration skills
• Demonstrates flexibility and openness to feedback from cross functional team members
• Adobe software proficiency is a must (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects Flash)
• Extensive experience working with video and multimedia software
• Experience translating wireframes into successful Visual Design
• Sketching and free-hand drawing skills is highly desirable
• Good prioritization, planning and time management skills
• Experience designing for CMS based design components preferred (Adobe Experience Manager)
• Attention to detail and follow through
• Online portfolio for consideration is a must
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience is required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Computer Graphics, Digital Media Design or other visual arts is highly preferred

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