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UX Designer

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Part-time UX Design contract with Fortune 500 Tech company in Cambridge!

We’re looking for a savvy interactive and user experience designer to bring best practices and new ideas in the form of on-page graphics and UX improvements across our web properties. This individual will own the translation of customer insights and user-test results to develop, improve upon, and execute online experiences that better engage visitors through web design.

Responsibilities:
• Collaborate strategically and tactically with Marketing and Product Design to develop customer-centric concepts and functional designs for a variety of website projects
• Own the creative process - from laying out wireframes and storyboards and/or suggesting alternate calls-to-action to generating mock-ups and/or producing web-ready visual assets and templates
• Learn and understand the brand, story, and value propositions so as to advocate, influence, and expand the vision
• Bring original thought and perspective to the table while building on others’ suggestions and participating as a team player
• Foster and maintain close relationships with Web Development for implementing and iterating on new pages, features, widgets, etc.

Qualifications:
• Must have 3-5 years of web / interactive design experience in a corporate environment or within an agency serving B2B tech clients
• Enjoy solving design challenges in creative ways; deliver new ideas
• Approach the creation of visual assets, page designs, and microsites from a customer’s perspective – ensuring a connection with target audiences and alignment with Marketing messages
• Possess expert-level user of Adobe tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver) plus in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of HTML & CSS
• Be proactive in order to meet tight deadlines, manage priorities and demonstrate exceptional organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrate high level of attention to detail, the ability to gather and distill requirements, and also have strong communication skills
• Share digital portfolio showcasing work samples, required
• Be well-versed and current on evolving Visual Design, Usability, and Web Interactivity best practices and trends
• Degree in Design or Human Factors preferred or equivalent experience / certifications
• Proficiency with using design prototyping tools such as Balsamiq or Axure is a plus.
• Knowledge of Agile/Scrum practices and appreciation for rapid iteration is a plus

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