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Visual Designer

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits that we subsidize dramatically! Medical, dental and vision benefits are available to you after just 30 days and after 90 days you are free to participate in our 401k plan! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Our client is a large consumer electronics company in San Jose, CA. They have asked for our help in identifying a WORLD CLASS visual designer with Android experience.

Lead visual design development throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables
• Produce deliverables such as storyboards, templates, screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and prototypes
• Translate conceptual ideas into engaging visual presentations and design solutions
• Communicate design strategy and rationale to key stakeholders
• Develop visual design prototypes ranging from comps to interactive mock-ups
• Develop visual interface specifications
• Work with user researchers to design and observe field/usability studies
• Work with interaction designers to integrate visual and interaction design
• Work closely with engineers to deliver the final product
• Facilitate project communication across a multidisciplinary team through all phases of projects

Desired Skills & Experience

• Candidate must have examples they can show that demonstrate consistent visual design and be able to articulate why specific visual aspects were used
• 5+ years of experience designing web or software applications
• Formal education in graphic design, digital design, or related field preferred
• Excellent time-management and prioritization skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task across projects
• Self-starter that is able to work both independently as well as collaboratively with cross-functional teams
• Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems and to convey these designs in the form of comps and design specifications
• Command of leading design software applications, e.g., PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Flash
• Strong skills in mediating and resolving competing requirements and designs.
• Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
• Must work well under pressure and be able to meet aggressive deadlines.

Pluses: • Strong, interaction design understanding. • Ability to create interactive prototypes for user and market research.

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