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Sr. Visual Designer

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Position location can be for Lawrenceville, GA; Mt Laurel New Jersey; Reston, VA; or Irvine, CA

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• You thrive in a fast-paced environment, you can change direction quickly, and you're eager to learn new skills as the need arises.
• Expert visual design skills (layout, hierarchy, typography, color theory, patterns, asset production, etc.) in a consumer context on multi-platforms
• Design experience in web, mobile, tablet, and/or desktop software
• You have solid understanding and application of user-centered design principles with the ability to address complex design problems and provide sound design solutions.
• The ability to quickly understand the constraints of a design problem and identify the tradeoffs; you can communicate those tradeoffs to fellow decision makers.
• You are a good all-rounder, informed by thoughtful consideration around the philosophical and practical considerations that make great design.
• You have experience in creating Style Guides and worked with Human Interaction Guidelines.
• Solid knowledge of Web and Mobile standards, technologies, and terminology.
• Solid understanding of UCD, interaction design principles.
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to fulfill, facilitate, or lead any or all Interactive Visual Design duties on a given project.
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
• 10+ years experience as a key member of a design team participating in the complete product development lifecycle of a consumer and/or B2B product.
• Minimum of 3+ years experience leading large design efforts and coordinating with multi-disciplinary project team members.
• Solid understanding of the evolving technologies and standards relevant to the execution of web-based designs (CSS, XHTML, DHTML, Javascript/AJAX, iOS, Android, Windows 8 and etc.).
• B.A., B.S. or BFA, MFA, MDes degree in a design related field.


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
• As assigned, assume Interactive Visual Design leadership within project teams.
• Work with the brand, creative, product, business and marketing teams on a variety of design projects that address user needs, product, business, brand, and marketing requirements.
• Lead and collaborate on concept development and design ideation.
• Creation of page layouts/GUI, color palettes, typography, iconography, final production assets, wireframes, system flows, prototypes, while monitoring design consistency across all projects
• Work directly with the engineering and development teams to ensure designs are implemented to your design specifications.
• Communicate your design thinking in a way that works for all the parties involved (designers, engineers, product¬ managers, etc.) through appropriately detailed specifications and reviews.
• Contribution to the overall evolution of the product design process
• Manage vendors and external project teams when necessary.
• Apply, evangelize, and train others in best practices for user-centered design and interactive visual design.
• Stay current with core web and mobile development technology trends, capabilities, and limitations.
• Push the boundaries of what’s possible within the web/tablet/mobile environment to create better experiences for our users.

Deliverables
• Interactive and Visual Design related documentation, such as application Visual Design Guidelines, Design specification, Asset Style Guides and etc.
• Pitch documentation, such as presentation slides, competitive research, and strategic recommendations.

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