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UX UI Designer

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A multi-national financial services and insurance leader, who offers a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services, is in need of a talented UX/UI Designer.

The ideal candidate will have a strong design background and a desire to design "full-life cycle” pieces. The candidate will have grown from a solid design background in to full digital execution spaces with 3 core competencies:

1) Design
2) IA/UX
3) CSS/Development

Background:
• The Designer will require past UX/UI design experience in small to large web projects as well as enterprise software applications.
• This person will also be responsible for creative end-to-end solutions through, but not limited to, static and prototype wireframes, sitemaps, use-case scenarios, user workflows, functional specifications, visual design, front-end development and the review of each implementation deployed to desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
• In addition, the designer will provide graphics-asset support to the development
teams, as well as some traditional graphic design to support content development.

Responsibilities Include:
• Understand the opportunities & constraints of multiple platforms (desktop, web, mobile, etc.)
• Manage complex initiatives with limited supervision and posses good decision making skills
• Closely coordinate timing, clarify deliverable support needs, dependencies with team leaders, project managers and peers
• Work with other designers and project contributors to ensure the consistency and quality of the site and ensure it reflects or reinforces branding guidelines
• Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to create professional and engaging user experiences for new and existing website interface and online communications
• Own significant UX/UI design responsibilities for multiple websites
• Support Marketing by developing detailed site maps, user flows, wireframes, mockups and other product deliverables to effectively communicate UX designs and product requirements to create world-class interactive web experiences
• Develop, produce, and iterate UX/UI wireframes, navigation maps, information architecture diagrams, and UI guidelines for both web and mobile interactive
experiences
• Conceive mental models and be able to confidently debate, discuss use-case scenarios
• Assist the UX team in advocating usability and design within all projects
• Collaborate with and incorporate feedback received from front-end development/back-end engineering teams
• Design and iterate pixel-perfect UI for web, mobile and enterprise application environments
• Ensure UI fits and reinforces branding guidelines
- Produce and manage design assets for use by front-end development team
- Review UI to ensure proper implementation

Requirements:
• BS in Fine Arts or equivalent 10+ years of experience in web design
• 10+ years of graphic arts and design experience
• Experience in monitoring multi-site designs across concurrent initiatives successfully
• Strong communications in order to present interface design structures and creations plus provide consultative support to a wide range of clients across the enterprise
• Design expertise in creation desktop and mobile web interfaces for a diverse range of screens resulting in a broad and intuitive set components and elements
• Strong understanding of interactive design principles and how to engage viewers by good visual contextual design
• Understanding of how to make clear design decisions to reinforce a positive and successful user experience
• Strong understanding of taking designs and turning them into interactive prototypes
• Exhibit mastering sense of design through the use of color usage, graphical treatments, and text layout while developing user-friendly interfaces.
• Knowledgeable of cross-browser compatibility issues and how they impact design solutions with a good eye and judge for color and graphical treatments along with the ability to enhance photos/graphics.
• Ability to be creative while working conforming to style or development guidelines and standards
• Experience working with a:
o Content management and system development groups
o Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS and expertise in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Illustrator to create glowing comprehensive design mockups.
o 5+ years experience in designing rich interfaces using PhotoShop, Fireworks

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