Our renowned Fortune 100 client is looking for a talented freelance UX Product Designer. This contract2hire role is onsite in Houston, TX, 40 hours a week, healthcare benefits, 401k, flex hours with a creative work schedule, business casual dress, open concept seating, dedicate Apple iPhone for business.
This is a creative agency environment (within a corporation) - perfect for those who love the “agency style” without the crazy hours. Our client is a pioneer in the retirement non-profit programs industry, receives 45 Best-in-Class awards for PLANSPONSOR magazine and is proud to embrace diversity as a pillar of their business principles.
What You Will Do:
- This awesome Digital Experience Design Team has quickly earned a valued place in the organization by building the design system from the ground up. This team consists of 30 people in three locations –NYC, Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX and collaborates on projects that include research, creative technology, content strategy, UX strategy, UX and visual design.
- In this exciting role, create world-class product experiences. Take concepts and distill them into simple, usable solutions.
- Collaboratively sketch with other designers and developers to deliver high caliber solutions
- Contribute to product strategy. Understand and contribute to the product strategy by distilling and presenting findings from your work.
- Gathe feedback and interacting on features once they are out in the wild and carefully consider the user when designing all experiences.
- Partner with teams in other locations to share best practices, contribute to the pattern library and culture of the Experience Design team at large
- Design and test product solutions while using data to inform and iterate on product concepts
- Possible travel – less than 20% (NYC)
What You Need:
- A portfolio demonstrating functional and simple user interfaces
- You are passionate about product design and thrive on complex problems. You have high standards, curious, and deliberate in your design decisions. You know how to leverage qualitative data and user feedback to iterate and refine a product. understand the entire process of building a product that solves real problems for real people; affinity mapping and process diagrams are tools of choice and, ideally, you carry stickies and white board markers in your bag.
- Expertise with Sketch and Invision and ideally Axure, wireframing and prototyping, hands on experience with user research and usability testing
- You will be able to explain at least one project using Agile methodology, for example, share how you solved a creative business problem, how you added value, how you used your skillsets to resolve creative/business problem.
- Design for the user, not for yourself, for example, be able to share about ‘user center designs’, ‘user interviews’ ‘customer pain-points.
- Minimum four years visual, UX, and/or product design experience
- Experience animating prototypes in Principle, Framer, Flinto or similar, knowledge of HTML and CSS, Agile workplace experience, Scrum certification or fluency in that process
What is it like working with AQUENT? I’m glad you asked! Freelancing long-term with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things including:
- Subsidized health & dental benefits after your first (4) weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k), access to FSA Program; direct deposit for your paycheck; access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Free online courses via Aquent’s Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com; free online courses via Lynda.com
- AQUENT support: your AQUENT Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you’re happy and progressing according to your expectations (we’re also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you’re close to wrapping up)
That’s it! The rest is up to you, if you are interested in this amazing opportunity please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org