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UI/Visual Designer

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Our client, a dynamic start-up located in Mid-town, Toronto is seeking a UI/Visual Designer to guide the creative execution of innovative and engaging online experiences.

Are you a well-rounded graphic artist with a solid background in interaction and user-centred design and have deep interest in how design is used to bridge the gaps between business need, opportunity and success? Do you have a passion for and a detailed understanding of how interactive experiences should look, feel and function on a variety of devices? If so, read on...

Responsibilities:
○ Conceive and create experience-oriented design solutions
○ Brainstorm creative concepts, sketch original design concepts, prototype design concepts and iterate based on internal feedback and user testing.
○ Execute designs through your command of typography, color, motion, graphic and interaction design
○ Develop design specs for production and provide ongoing design input as our products grow and adapt to market needs.
○ Pioneer new ways to inspire wonder and connect our audience to stories, ideas, and information that will shape their future.
○ Bring clarity to complex design challenges to ensure we meet strategic business objectives and delight users.
○ Articulate and defend conceptual and directional choices
○ Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability
○ Provide clear creative direction and provide timely and helpful feedback to improve creative processes to keep work on budget and schedule
○ Value the insights of others and strive to understand and empathize with clients/users/stakeholders to ensure our solutions are valuable and relevant

Requirements/Qualifications:
○ 5+ years experience in designing for a wide-range of interactive solutions
○ A strong online portfolio displaying user-centered design
○ Demonstrated ability to design intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, user interfaces, and navigation for large-scale and small-scale interactive design projects
○ Strong conceptual and critical thinking skills
○ Solid working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand development, digital marketing and the creative process
○ Comprehensive awareness and interest in platforms and technologies for the digital channel (e.g. HTML5, CSS, AJAX, mobile, etc.) and related mediums
○ Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels (internal stakeholders and client-side)
○ Formal education in design, psychology or HCI is merited

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