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UX Lead (Design Focus)

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Our client is seeking cutting-edge visual design professionals who are passionate about creating digital experiences that engage the imagination while they empower the user. We seek individuals who know that design is about visual communication and language, and know how to make these things beautiful. We want creative problem-solvers who are integrated into our user-centered process, collaborating with some of the best User Experience Architects and Developers in the business to create holistic experiences based on user needs and desires.


Responsibilities :
Collaborate constructively with team members and clients to translate user needs and business goals into actionable experience design strategies
Develop and establish interactive visual design systems and concepts
Illustrate the overarching concept and design strategy through mood and/or story boards to establish the visual design approach
Demonstrate the ability to compose visually stunning, cutting-edge concepts for complex enterprise systems
Design new and creative approaches to visualizing data and presenting information that facilitates user understanding and is aesthetically beautiful
Present design concepts to management and clients in a professional, inspirational and logical manner
Articulate and support design decisions based on the goals of the project, the established design strategy and knowledge of design theory
Collaborate with User Experience Architects, Functional Analysts and Developers to develop and iterate a visual design that exceeds the goals of the project
Work with developers to translate visual design direction from working prototypes to production ready code
Develop style guides, including sustainable and maintainable visual design languages and systems, interaction patterns, and information design standards
Lead by example, mentor junior members of the creative team and provide design direction on specific projects
Be able to take direction, go beyond what is asked and constantly challenge yourself


Must-Haves:

Current and review-ready portfolio
Extensive visual design experience in creating Websites and user interfaces for complex applications, tools and/or platforms
Demonstrated talent for and commitment to design excellence
The ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines
Experience being part of a collaborative design environment and a desire to work as part of a team
The confidence and maturity to know that great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone
Excellent communication (including listening) and organizational skills
Understanding and experience with user-centered design methodologies and practices—in particular, the role of design in creating usable and effective digital experiences
Pro-active, self-starting behavior in bringing fresh solutions to the team
Strong information design skills with experience in data visualization
Sophisticated sense of typography, photography and color theory
The ability to present and support creative concepts in a professional and engaging manner
The ability to act as a creative thought leader and demonstrate a passion for the discipline
A commitment to constantly improving one’s skills and staying current of developments and trends in the industry, and to sharing this knowledge with others
Professional-level design software proficiency (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), including Flash/Flex
In-depth understanding of HTML, DHTML, CSS, and the capabilities of Web browsers
Digital Agency experience

*Please note that this specific position requires US Citizenship

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