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Sr. Visual Designer

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The Senior Visual Designer is responsible for designing and implementing an intuitive user interface for a comprehensive redesign of a complex learning platform and other products. The Senior Visual Designer will work with the Manager of User Experience and multiple agile teams of product owners, UX designers, business analysts, developers and QA to create effective, cohesive visual design solutions that meet the needs of varied users. S/he will also collaborate with internal business partners to ensure that the designs support business strategies and objectives and promote the brand. This is a hands-on design position.

Background:

• 7+ years’ experience in graphic design, including a range of web design, application design (web and client-server), mobile design, and product development
• Experience working in an agile environment
• Branding experience
• Experience in designing for configurable interfaces that are populated with dynamic content.
• Understanding of front-end development technologies
• Experience in creating deliverables in accordance with Section 508 compliance and other regulations
• Excellent listening and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate visual design concepts to non-designers

Portfolio:

• Portfolio must show an excellent design sense, particularly in the areas of layout, visual cues, icon design and information design.
• Design aesthetic must be versatile and reflect a sophisticated understanding of style as it relates to audience and content and a high degree of visual organization.
• Solutions should demonstrate a track record of developing simple and elegant navigation systems.
• Candidate should be prepared to speak about the processes used to develop these solutions and the specific role that s/he played in the development of each site.

Technical Skills:

• Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Axure
• Front-end coding a plus such as HTML, CSS, or ActionScript

Responsibilities:

• Conceive and execute visual design solutions that support the brand and business objectives
• Work collaboratively with UX designers and business analysts to arrive at navigation scheme and interaction approach
• Provide scheduling, level-of-effort estimation, and status of visual design progress to project management
• Plan for iterative reviews and feedback cycles
• Develop sample screens and interactive concepts (low and high fidelity) for usability testing and concept presentation
• Create and apply visual design templates
• Document visual style guides and specifications for interactive applications
• Work with the Managers of User Experience to refine and present concepts to internal business partners
• Write detailed specifications to be delivered to developers
• Perform their own production work (cut art, etc) and the production work of others.

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