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Visual Designer - Mobile/Tablet/Full Service Design Experience Required

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My client is a leading, service design agency, who are currently looking for strong Visual Designers to join their them on a long term (contract to hire, if there is a mutual fit) basis. They foster a work environment that appeals to self-motivated, flexible team players who have great interpersonal skills and lots of curiosity. They believe in peer relationships rather than hierarchies; in teams rather than lone thinkers. My client is all about an open collaborative approach and they think it is the key enabler for us to deliver innovative, ground-breaking work.

Visual designers work collaboratively as a key part of our UX team to identify specific user/client needs and engage in ideating/evaluating initial concepts. Designers are expected to consider the project from a high level and how it fits in to an overall service, but also consider the fine details of User Interface components, labels, and flows to help users achieve their goals. The role of a visual designer is to approach project challenges with a focus on interpreting/developing the client’s brand whilst also communicating our clients’ message in an engaging and creative way. Designers must be able to apply and communicate solid rationale as part of their creative process and at all times execute to the highest standards.

The Visual Designer is responsible for supporting for the conceptual development, direction and delivery of visual design. They possess solid visual design skills with a have a developing sense of graphic, web and screen design, and a good level of understanding of visual solutions for smaller portable screens. They contribute to and own the visual design aspect of projects and pitches and have an appreciation of interaction design.

We expect the successful Visual Design Candidates to have 2-5 years experience of delivering interface design solutions for various clients. The candidate must thrive working in a collaborative team environment.
This position reports to the studio Visual Design Lead with a dotted line to the US Design Director.

Key Responsibilities:

• Apply conceptual thinking to create world-class digital services across multiple platforms, smartly bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
• Develop sound UX concepts, including the definition of customer needs, task analysis, and the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
• Develop the digital brand and identity strategy for our customers
• Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
• Create instant tangibility for the client team and the client through storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping
• Develop the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
• Produce animation/motion solutions and demos created in Flash, 3D or similar software
• Give data meaning through information visualisation
• Create light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
• Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented
• Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, project management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers
• Collaborate effectively with remote team members, including designers, researchers, engineering, product management, marketing and others
• Participate in and contribute to Post Project Reviews.
• Vocalise opinions and ideas to clients and the project team.
• Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
• When necessary, manage work streams directly with clients.
• Proactively identify business opportunities.

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