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Top Visual Designers WANTED. Read Carefully!

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Aquent is looking for a top visual designer to support a TV Media Entertainment company in the Education division onsite in Silver Spring, MD. This will be a 1 year long-term contract with potential to convert perm. In this role you will design the visual, interaction and brand experience for our suite of eLearning Products and Services. The ideal candidate will have a keen aesthetic and a track record of creating elegant and engaging designs solutions for web, mobile, and multimedia. They’re pros at using the latest technology to engage audiences with beautiful, memorable, and easy-to-navigate online experiences.

Who Are We?
Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that accelerate academic achievement. Education is powered by a large company, the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

Responsibilities
• Craft graphic elements, assets, and visual treatments that adapt and flow with responsive design systems
• Present design solutions in context of overall brand solution to internal stakeholders
• Develop mood boards based on research of product vision, design trends and competitive analysis
• Determine the iconography, typography and color and system of visual affordances that work cross platform and device and align with our brand guidelines
• Partner closely with front-end developers and deliver HTML and CSS-friendly designs
• Utilize and build on brand standards, style guides and design element library
• Select and manage compelling photography, working closely with our curriculum subject matter experts
• Provide and/or manage creation of illustrations as needed

If Senior Role:
• Manage and develop a consistent design language to guide the look and feel of the company’s portfolio of products
• Partner with marketing to ensure consistent brand experience both inside and outside our subscription-based login

Qualifications:
Strong:
• Collaboration, communication and presentation skills
• problem solving and organizational skills
• attention to aesthetics as well as ergonomics
Track Record of Creating:
• cross-platform designs, utilizing common mobile first design patterns
• effective visual affordances including animated transitions to guide customers through tasks
• appealing and cohesive design systems (layout, typography, color, iconography, photography) across multiple interfaces (data, gaming, information, etc.)
Experience with:
• current web standards and accessibilities guidelines and practices
• developing mood boards and competitive analysis visual element sheets
• designing for children as well as adults
Other:
• Expertise in relevant design software including Adobe Creative Suite and basic proficiency in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript.
• Ideal candidate will either have BFA in Design or related design degree and will be passionate about keeping up to date with trends, best practices, digital advancements and competitors.
• Experience with the Agile/Lean product development process a plus

Work Experience:
• 3+ years experience in one or more of the following areas: interaction design, user interface design, web design, visual/graphic design.
• A review of portfolio work is required, with an emphasis on elegant cohesive design systems.

Please contact me at wpayne@aquent.com. Thank you,

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