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UX Web Designer

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Aquent is assisting our Fortune 500 client in their search for a UX Web Designer for a 1 year contract with a strong likelihood of extension in Minnetonka, MN. The UX Web Designer will use design software to create graphic design, drive usability of website - create layout, format, branding, logo, take into account accessibility, create mockups, wireframes, style guides to include color palettes and Typography. Ideal candidates will be familiar wtih UX/UI design best practices and be proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We are looking for a talented, collaborative UX Web Designer to create amazing user experiences for our external web sites using the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) web content management system. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior UI skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.

Responsibilities
•    Collaborate with product marketing, Brand team design, digital marketing and IT -- including an AEM Architect and front- and back-end AEM developers -- to define and implement innovative solutions for our 74 web sites. 
•    Ensure everything works well and look great on all devices and browsers.
•    Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
•    Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
•    Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
•    Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
•    Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
•    Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
 

Requirements
•    Great communicator
•    Excellent cross-functional and international collaborator
•    Proven UI experience
•    Demonstrable UX/UI design skills with a strong portfolio
•    Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
•    Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, or other visual design and wire-framing tools
•    Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
•    Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
•    Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
•    Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
•    Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
•    BS/MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related
•    Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process

Strong portfolio is required with examples of web design and wireframing.

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