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UX Designer

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Vitamin T has a contract-to-hire UX Designer role open with an awesome client located in downtown Seattle. Are you the person for the job?

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of solid UX experience, strong interaction design skills and gets excited about working on long-term projects. If you love User Experience paired with collaborating and communicating about strategy you should keep reading!

Our client’s User Experience team is responsible for creating world-class, user-centered designs through consideration of market research, business requirements, customer feedback, and usability study findings. As the Sr. User Experience Designer you will own the end-to-end user experience for the web and mobile products, mentor other UX designers, and evangelize/mature the practice of user experience design.

Responsibilities

• Work directly with product management to translate market problems into world-class, user centered solutions.
• Present designs to delivery teams and collaborate with developers to refine user experiences in an agile/lean environment.
• Design and lead user research and usability testing.
• Meet frequently with customers and use their feedback to inform product design.
• Define pattern libraries, style guides, and other UX guideline documentation to establish UX best practices.
• Mentor other UX designers through coaching, guiding experience strategy, and evaluating designs.
• Envision the future and create presentations that communicate strategic direction.

Skills

• User Flows – Define the user goals and create user flows that communicate how the user will accomplish the tasks required to achieve the goals.
• Wireframes\Mockups– Design the page layout and elements for the various steps in the user workflow.
• Interaction Design – Define the navigation, interaction behavior, and other specifics to communicate how a user should interact with the software to accomplish a task.
• Prototyping – Create high-level prototypes for the purpose of testing the validity of concepts and usability.
• Usability Testing – Iteratively present designs to end users to evaluate the quality of the solution and identify action items to improve the design.

Qualifications

• Portfolio of past work demonstrating user-centered design accomplishments
• Proficiency with your tool set of choice; Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Graffle, Axure, etc.
• Comfortable experimenting, accepting feedback and iterating on ideas
• Passion for working with a blank canvas of ideas in addition to evolving existing products, and solving complex design problems.
• 3-5 years experience designing highly functional websites or web-based applications
• 2-3 years experience designing user experiences for B2B software.
• 2-3 years experience working with agile/scrum teams or a team using kanban.
• 1-2 years experience designing for modern front-end technologies
• Visual design skills a huge plus
• Interactive prototyping skills a plus
• Mobile design experience a plus

Education

• Bachelor of Arts degree in Design, Fine Arts, or Human-Computer Interaction

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