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Visual / Creative Designer

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Aquent’s client, a world leader in the Financial Services industry, is looking for a Visual / Creative Designer to join their UI/UX team, and help revolutionize the way people make purchases online. You will be responsible for designing rich and intuitive user experience / user interfaces for web and mobile products: including web and mobile applications, widgets libraries, and tool interface for their existing platform, payments and mobile environments. The designs should emphasize simplicity, ease-of-use and a rich user experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will work closely and collaborate with the UX team, Product, Development, QA and Developers to create and build the ideal experience our customers need. We’re a team that jumps in with both feet and does what needs to be done.

The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated creative professional, capable of adapting quickly to a fast-paced environment. This is an active hands-on role that will require a designer who can solve complex visual and interaction design challenges. The candidate must also have an extremely developed sense of design and impeccable attention to detail.

Principle Responsibilities/Key Results Areas:
• Take ideas and concepts, and translate them into world class designs that effectively meet the needs of internal leaders, partners and most of all the customers
• Take ownership and lead visual design development throughout the entire lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables
• Push creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of solving a problem
• Develop visual design prototypes ranging from comps to interactive mock-ups
• Communicate and present design strategy/rationale effectively to key stakeholders
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams (UX, fellow visual designers, researchers, product managers) to create compelling visual designs of interactive experiences
• Develop the visual interface language as well as the specifications
• Work closely with web developers and engineers to deliver the final product
• Deep understanding of platform and device requirements such as form factors, screen resolutions, pixel density and aspect ratios
• Spark fresh ideas that are infused in our culture and our products


Qualifications
• 8+ years in related professional work
• An outstanding portfolio demonstrating the successful delivery of innovative digital interface design solutions for web and mobile
• Experience in consumer payment, e-commerce is preferred
• A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand identity management, digital marketing and the creative process
• Demonstrated knowledge in computer and mobile platforms (iOS and Android)
• Excellent visual design skills; attention to detail and a demonstrated mastery of typography, color and page layout
• Experience and understanding of product management and the agile development process
• Expert-level proficiency with design tools in the Adobe Creative Suite
• Be able to stand by your designs and provide solid rationale to backup your decision
• In-depth familiarity with the latest capabilities in HTML, CSS and JavaScript; understanding how comps translate to code, and the ability to use prototyping tools to convey design intent
• Relevant B.S./B.A degree

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