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UX/UI Designer

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Aquent's electronic client is seeking a UX/UI Designer you will be focused on creating and delivering fantastic user experiences across multiple touchpoints. You will use your unique skills and knowledge to influence how products get developed and, most importantly, be an advocate for user needs. You’ll lead the interaction and visual design of user interfaces for specific software products, and perform visual design and production duties for interfaces to appear on phones, tablets, and computers running the iOS, Android, OS X, and Windows operating systems, including the development of backgrounds, typography, icons, custom controls, and animations for mobile apps, packaged software, and web-based application interfaces.
You’ll work on a team of creative and smart people and will operate with various groups in the organization such as Industrial Design, Product Management, Marketing, and Branding.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Handle the interaction and visual design needs of projects you are assigned to.
• Create project deliverables such as storyboards, flowcharts, wireframes, prototypes, and detailed designs.
• Participate in user research, competitive evaluation, and usability testing.
• Work with related personnel such as user researchers, usability engineers, and industrial designers to create great product experiences.
• Form alliances with people in technical and creative functions to achieve high-quality and consistent delivery.
• Produce original and derivative visual interface designs to help establish as a leader in mobile software and app-cessories.
• Participate in product envisionment, prototyping, and development support.
• Specify visual, animation, transition, and audible aspects of beautiful, coherent, and highly functional interfaces.
• Collaborate with the Industrial Design, Copy, Marketing, and Branding teams to develop interface designs that marry product positioning and brand, supporting the client identity and the product’s naming.
• Ensure quality fit and finish of delivered interface work and the preservation of that high level of quality in the implemented product.
• Stay abreast of developments in mobile, software, and web interface design, offering findings and new ideas that could be incorporated into your work when it benefits the people who will use the product.
• Provide implementation support to technical teams.
• Manage your own projects like an internal consultant: on-time, on-budget, no surprises.
Education and experience requirements:
• At least 4 years of experience in user-centered design and/or visual design, demonstrable via portfolio of products and deliverables.
• Degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or a related field (Visual Arts, Psychology, Human Factors, Anthropology, HCI, etc.).
• Demonstrated proficiency in making interactive and time-based products that look great, work great, and are a pleasure to use.
• Strong conceptualization skills with deep attention to detail and the demonstrated ability to convey the intricacies of a desired experience to multiple audiences.
• Intuitive understanding of and empathy for everyday users: their motivations, goals, and abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to recast a problem in order to arrive at an elegant and innovative solution, then convey that solution tangibly.
• Experience operating within product development processes, especially in consumer electronics, mobile, packaged software, or complex systems.
• Mastery of at least one flowcharting application and a variety of graphics/illustration applications.
• Design and specification of UI behavior, including on-screen, in-browser, packaged software, mobile app, or hardware-based interfaces.
• Demonstrable experience prototyping for conceptual development, testing, demonstration and documentation.
• Design documentation including examples, wireframes, workflow, experience challenges and opportunities, specification of dynamic information displays, animation, sound, and haptic feedback.
• Ability to explain user experience to non-design personnel, in their language.
• Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Additional qualifications:
• Passion for good experience – You know the difference between good and great and are able to work within a cross-functional team to deliver excellent experiences in out-of-box, setup, initial use, day-to-day-use, and troubleshooting.
• Rapid iteration – You're eager to try your early work on real people and use the feedback to make a better prototype on your way to an awesome final design.
• Team skills – You speak the languages of designers, business people, and users. You are collaborative, participatory, and inspire others to contribute.
• Professional skills – You have strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. You demonstrate care, vision, and planning in everything you do.

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