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UX Visual Designers

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Aquent is actively seeking UX Visual Designers for established Fortune 500 financial firms in NYC. , These ambitious creative professionals would execute visual design for web User Experience (UX). The work is fast-paced, big in scope, and generates immediate results for the success of the company and their customers. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who thrives in a collaborative setting and enjoys working alongside some of the industry's top UX professionals in a variety of disciplines.

The work requires a solid understanding of how visual design plays a supporting role in a user-centered design methodology. If you have a heart for innovation, a head for usability, and all the requisite talent to boot, we want to talk to you!

Job functions:

-Will combine creative concepts and design with cutting-edge technologies to create innovative site designs, marketing, presentations and motion graphics for all of the business's web properties, with emphasis on channel services (e.g., search, help, authentication, chat, etc.).
- Should have a bold vision for excellence in web design and will work closely with web usability, content management, technology, marketing and LOB leaders to create a unified, customer driven design direction.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Execute high quality web design for all the business's web properties under the direction of the Visual Design manager.
- Adhere to design standards and brand guidelines.
- Partner across related disciplines including, usability, content management and web development to meet the objectives of every business engagement.
- Various other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

- 5-7 years experience preferred as a Web Designer at a major agency, retail or financial services institution or large ecommerce site.
- Knowledgeable in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.
- Experience developing own design concepts in CSS, HTML and JavaScript.
- Rapid Prototyping, Responsive Web and Wire framing experience a major plus.
- Bachelor Degree, Masters desired, with Major field of study in Graphic Design, Computer Science, Human Factors, Web Design, Information Systems or Visual Arts.
- Familiarity with Flash, specifically action scripting skill is a plus. Experience with HTML 5, CSS 3 and use of Firebug is also advantageous.
- Experience in an e-commerce, media, or start-up environment with tight release cycles.
- Best-practices knowledge of WC3 and other web design standards.
- Excellent understanding of usability/user centered design, UX methodology, interactive design principles, and online branding issues.
- Must be highly innovative and inspire commitment to a higher standard.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Solutions oriented with the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to changing requirements and conditions.

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