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UI/UX Designer

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Our client, an Interactive Agency in Midtown is seeking an Experience Designer for a temporary project. The UI/UX Designer plays a key role in the lifecycle of every project, working alongside business analysts, technical staff, and visual designers to identify requirements, study users, and craft experiences that translate business and user needs into informed, highly engaging sites and products. Please let me know if you are interested in this great opportunity!

The Experience Designer is an experienced, versatile, client-facing position with ample opportunity to shape and communicate user experience strategy and design, often serving as team lead responsible for translating the overall experience visions into implementation-ready design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct stakeholder and user interviews
Lead Customer Journey Mapping sessions
Collect and document business and design requirements
Plan, conduct, and/or participate in user research
Create user and behavior models, including personas and scenarios
Conduct competitive and/or heuristic analyses
Contribute to or define user experience strategy
Architect effective design solutions that meet business and user needs
Freely ideate and conceptualize via sketches, concept models, etc.
Create annotated wireframes and functional/interaction specifications
Identify and communicate design tradeoffs and alternatives, as needed
Present findings, design concepts, and rationale to clients
Plan and facilitate client workshops and team meetings
Interact and collaborate across internal disciplines
Work within established processes for design, development, and review
Contribute to defining and improving quality standards and methods
Content strategy and/or content development for the web
Taxonomy development
Multi-platform/multi-channel design

Demonstrates the following skills and behaviors:
Problem solving, resourcefulness, and forward thinking in IA and web design
Commitment to the full user-centered design project lifecycle, including user research, requirements gathering, ideation/concepting, and design
Expertise with tools of the trade (e.g., OmniGraffle, Visio, or Axure)
Customer Journey Mapping
Technical depth and understanding of the software development process
Versatility and perseverance in pursuit of the most effective design solutions
Passion for creating comprehensive and effective design deliverables
Expertise in designing for community engagement
Refined and compelling presentation skills in varied settings
Consultative nature with strong client relationship-building focus
Effective team leadership skill and experience
Proactive, self-motivated, and methodical working style
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Proficiency with simulation and prototyping tools (e.g., Axure, Fireworks CS4)
Experience in eCommerce, intranet, or enterprise-class applications
Experience with lab-based and/or guerilla usability testing

Required Knowledge and Experience:
BS or BA degree in recognized field
Master’s in Information Design, Interaction Design, Information Science,
Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field -- or equivalent experience
5+ years experience in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, or User Experience role
Consultancy or agency experience strongly preferred
Industrial Design or Service Design background or experience preferred

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