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UI/UX Designer

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Aquent's electronic client located in Seattle is seeking a UI Design Sous-Chef for a temp-to-perm role. This talent will produce icons, derivative layouts, do product iconography in the existing style, make set-up diagrams. Initially, this is a 75% production oriented role. Must have strong Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop skills.

Job Summary (General Responsibilities):
Create visual design of user interfaces for specific software products and assist with that of product families. Perform visual design and production duties for interfaces to appear on phones, tablets, and computers running the iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows operating systems, including the development of backgrounds, typography, icons, custom controls, and animations for mobile apps, packaged software, and web-based application interfaces.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Produce original and derivative visual interface designs to help establish as a leader in mobile software and appcessories.
•Participate in product envisionment, prototyping, and development support.
•Specify visual, animation, transition, and audible aspects of beautiful, coherent, and highly functional interfaces.
•Collaborate with the Industrial Design, Copy, Marketing, and Branding teams to develop interface designs that marry product positioning and brand, supporting the identity and the product’s naming.
•Support ongoing development of guidelines for apps including brand standards within the client identity.
•Ensure quality fit and finish of delivered interface work and the preservation of that high level of quality in the implemented product.
•Stay abreast of developments in mobile, software, and web interface design, offering findings and new ideas that could be incorporated into your work when it benefits the people who will use the product.
•Work with related personnel such as user experience designers, industrial designers, engineers, and product managers to create great product experiences.
•Participate in usability testing and other research activities to inform your work.
•Actively manage your own projects like an internal consultant: on-time, on-budget, no surprises.
•Help client to further integrate user-centered design methods.
•Supervise outside vendors if needed for your projects.
•Fulfill responsibilities under ISO 9001 and 14001; understand and fully support IS0 system.
•Fulfill responsibilities under OHSAS 18001, understand and fully support OHSAS 18001 system.
•Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
•Understand and follow company rules and regulations.
•Perform all other duties as assigned and required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
•Four year college degree in visual design or related field.
•3-5 years of related work experience within software UI design and development preferred
•Experience designing interfaces and producing visual assets for iOS and Android.
•Experience with highly iterative and interactive development cycles collaborating with a software UI prototype/developer.
•Effectiveness in designing and producing effective, pleasing, and usable interfaces demonstrated by a strong portfolio that includes shipping products.
•Familiarity with interactive UI design patterns, usability, and the unique constraints and idioms of mobile design.
•Competence in a variety of visual design software.
•Familiarity with prototyping tools is a plus.
•Interaction design experience is a plus.
•Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is a plus.

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