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UX / UI Designer - Web Applications

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We are looking for a consultative UX /UI Designer with a solid background in data-rich web application design and development.
Must be a big-picture thinker, understand how to collaborate and artfully present ideas and concepts. You should able to produce a wide range of deliverables - including wireframes all the way to working (CSS) prototypes.

Strong consultative skills and a passion for the industry are needed as you will serve as a knowledge resource for the latest trends and technologies for standards-based user interface design and development. You will be supporting multiple project teams within a fantastic organization.
This is a 2-3 month contract with an opportunity to review contract to hire opportunities

· Work closely with Marketing team members, product managers, development teams and other internal stakeholders to build storyboards, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed and planned web-based applications and features

· Collaborate with Marketing in the definition of enterprise user interface design standards for web-based applications and public web site design, to optimize ease-of-use, reuse, and achieve an integrated and consistent look and feel

· Work with the application development group to develop and deploy web-based user interfaces

· Attend meetings and product reviews as required

Requirements:

· 3+ years of solid, professional experience in web design and UI development with specific expertise in UI for web-based applications

· Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and Web application design skills, including information architecture, interface design, user experience, and visual design

· Strong background and hands-on experience in web standards and developing with HTML, CSS ( JavaScript, JQuery, and XML also helpful, but not required)

· Working knowledge of industry standard visual design and prototyping tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure)

· Strong foundation in usability, accessibility and ergonomics of UI design, including Section 508 compliance

· Excellent sense of graphic design, layout, color and style

· Working knowledge of PHP, MySQL, and Ajax implementations - you will not be asked to develop, but must understand these types of implementations


Other Helpful Experience:
User research and usability testing methodologies, analysis, and implementation


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team

· Strong attention to detail, and a commitment to delivering both low-fidelity and highly-polished web-based prototypes under tight time constraints

· Excellent organizational and project management skills, including working on multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines

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