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Visual Designer

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Our payment technology's innovative UX/Creative Design team is looking for a Visual Designer to help revolutionize the way people pay for goods online.

This is a long term contract with potential for contract to hire.
W2, with benefits

The candidate will be responsible for designing rich and intuitive user experience / user interfaces for our web and mobile products. This will include web and mobile applications, widgets libraries and tool interface for our existing platform, payments and mobile environments. The designs should satisfy 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
• 5-8+ 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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