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UX/Visual Designer

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Start up division of a global e-commerce retailer seeking a mid to senior level UX Designer for a year+ contract. If you are interested in the opportunity to collaborate with user experience architects, writers and other designers on medium-sized, diverse, cross-functional User Experience projects as well as generate the overall user experience solution and deliver usability on products then please apply directly!

What you will be doing:
- Do rapid design exploration and deliver the User Experience designs (user interface design comps, visual design specs, prototypes, and other visual assets) to engineering on time and with high quality
- Engage with product management, engineering, business stakeholders and third-party vendors to understand requirements and achieve goals
- Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in user experience design and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans.
- Leverage existing UX patterns and style guides
- Support engineering and conduct visual QA during development
- Model compliance with company policies and procedures and support company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in a discipline related to Visual Communications, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Writing, or related field
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading efforts and delivery of complex software design projects in web design, user interface design, or related field
• Ability to assess and interpret client needs and end user needs (e.g., business requirements, product roadmap, and end user research)
• Practitioner of user centered design best practices including iterative design and usability testing
• Good presentation and communication skills including written, visual, and verbal; able to document and communicate a design to a multidisciplinary team
• Proven ability to balance trade-off decisions while maintaining design integrity
• Mobile/responsive design experience is highly desired
• Experience within an agile development environment a plus
• 2 years’ experience in eCommerce or related field a plus

Additional Preferred Qualifications
- 2 years’ experience in software design and online tools preferred
- Strong design portfolio– Successful history of employing best practices of typography, color theory and usability for visual design
- Knowledge of design for accessibility is an asset

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