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Senior User Experience Designer (Product)
(Associate Consultant Level)

Our client, a global leader in sales and marketing effectiveness, seeks a Senior User Experience Designer to join our Evanston, IL office. You will have an immediate impact on the full lifecycle of our solutions as we bring a User-Centered Design approach to software development, configuration, and ongoing administration of our clients’ business processes.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with the user centered design (UCD) process and experience in designing transactional or complex B2B or Enterprise applications. The candidate will have a solid understanding of information architecture, mastery of user interface design, and strong visual design sensibility.

You MUST have dataviz and dashboarding experience!

Responsibilities
• Work with other members of the User Experience Team to define effective design solutions that meet users' needs with maximum usability
• Demonstrate awareness of business goals while striving for a highly usable and engaging end-to-end user experience that implements best practices for user experience design, leveraging industry standards
• Demonstrate an ability to clearly understand an end user’s perspective from user research, and provide design recommendations accordingly, creating task flows, navigation patterns, information architecture, concept diagrams, user journeys, and any other design artifacts
• Turn visions into concepts and translate those concepts into design recommendations that achieve simplicity, despite the inherent complexity of processes being supported
• Produce standardized, best-in-class UX deliverables including information graphics to elucidate user research insights, navigation, and user interfaces with sitemaps, paper prototypes, wireframes, and screen mock ups as needed
• Work across various lifecycle stages, from initial definition to continuous enhancement
• Ensure all UI definition and development is consistent with usability standards, best practices, and strategy

Qualifications
• 3-8 years’ experience in UX & Visual Design for Business or Enterprise applications, including designing for web and mobile
• A formal degree in Design, Fine Arts, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors (CUA™), or related field, or equivalent work experience
• A strong portfolio featuring design work that showcases information architecture, interaction design, information design, visual design, and/or mobile design skills
• An undeniable passion for creating great user interfaces that solve real user problems
• Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, and ability to grasp complex, nuanced product requirements
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to clearly articulate design decisions with stakeholders and development teams, and keep UX and Project Team leads up-to-date
• Solid experience designing for mobile applications with a focus on delivering engaging user experiences
• Experience working with cross-functional teams (including UX, business consulting, product management, technology, and engineering)
• Exposure to basic user research techniques such as contextual inquiry, user interviews, usability testing, as well as a solid understanding of how to incorporate insights from user research into the user interface design process
• Excellent knowledge of design tools like Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, etc. Ability to quickly create working prototypes in HTML or tools like Axure is also highly desirable

Additionally, we seek individuals with the following personal skills:
• Results driven and confident. The individual thrives on hard work and consistent challenges; can work independently, prioritize time and is quick on his/her feet. She/he will be an active partner with colleagues in formulating business strategies and user experience recommendations
• Team oriented. Builds strong relationships at every level of the organization and is a strong motivator. Can work well in cross-functional teams, including designers, technical teams, product and project managers
• Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to communicate design guidance and best practices in a clear, compelling way
• Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen to, and build rapport with, study participants and project teams

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