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UX Designer

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The User Experience Designer will report to the Creative and Usability Manager and should be able to creatively envision, evaluate, and design successful user experiences within existing technical restraints that fulfill business objectives.

As an advocate for the end user, responsibilities will include making informed recommendations on design strategies by leveraging best practices, user feedback and usability test results to develop intelligent and successful design solutions. Thus, the ability to demonstrate a clear, innovative, and continually evolving understanding of complex business and technical goals, and how to balance those goals against those of the user is a must.

As a team leader, this person will mentor junior team members and ensure the accuracy of their work. They will collaborate closely with the Creative & Usability manager, business analysts, developers, and business stakeholders on concept generation through final implementation. This will include collaborating on new design concepts, (comprised of wireframes, sitemaps, interaction flows, and prototypes) solving for technical issues, and performing QA.

S/he will be responsible for documenting detailed visual specifications for all UI design and presentation layer elements utilizing existing site CSS and style guidelines and UI/UX standards, ensuring all UI meets these specifications through development, test and QA phases.

This position requires deep understanding of large scale web and mobile initiatives, user-centered design, usability, information design, interaction design, and goal-oriented design. S/he should be familiar with the capabilities of Mobile, HTML 5.0, DHTML, CSS, Flash and AJAX-based applications, have excellent communication skills – in person, written and presentation, the ability to prioritize and track multiple tasks across multiple projects, under tight deadlines. the ability to create clean, precise and detailed IA documentations and be proficient in industry standard UI software such as Visio, Illustrator, Photoshop and Axure. And have experience with 508 Web Accessibility Standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Create and/or interpret information architecture and design documents such as screen designs, site maps, concept diagrams, user profiles, scenarios, wireframes, task flows, requirements, prototypes etc. and distill into elegant user experiences that drive a best in class digital / interactive user experience for desktop, mobile, tablet, and other user experiences
  • Envision, evaluate, and design successful user experiences within existing technical restraints that fulfill business objectives. Understands and apply user centered design best practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a clear, innovative, and continually learned understanding of complex business and technical goals, and how to balance those goals against those of the user. Successfully articulate and present ideas and solutions to business owners, developers and designers.
  • Document detailed visual specifications and presentation layer elements utilizing existing site CSS and style guidelines and standards.
  • Mentor and critique more junior designers and assist the Creative Manager in ensuring project accuracy and completeness
  • Support UX Analyst and the rest of the UX team in usability studies, testing, prototypes, and other areas of research
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