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Visual Designer and User Interface 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 GIANT in the software industry and has asked for our assistance identifying a VISUAL DESIGNER/USER INTERFACE DESIGNER for a 6 month contract engagement. Please apply right away if you're interested and qualified.

Position- Visual Designer/UI Designer
Location- Plano, TX, local candidates only please
Duration- 6 months
Hourly pay rate- DOE
Schedule- M-F during normal business hours
Benefits- Subsidized medical, dental, vision and 401k

Important
Working w/ strategic project – Customer: Accountants Service Market Place/ Match making tool between Quickbooks and Accountants.
You will work with the ProTax Group PTG (project working on platform with Small Business Group SBG)
You will lead team and orchestrate project launch in January
Must have flexibility, be able to take feedback, collaborate with team
Document reusable functionality, reusable elements…creating a template for future projects.
Candidate will need to be very sound in creating a visual identity, patterns across systems and when not to use certain patterns.
You will work on new products not updating existing product.
Team working with Quickbooks (SBG) on design
Empathy to user not just a tech person. Will work with consumers and testing as well so they will need to be passionate and creative.
Able to take something complex and create experience for simple users.
Ideal person- No analysis paralysis – moves fast, high output team.
Startup experience good, needs to be able build relationships, high energy, not defensive about work, and can defend rational, emotion/ empathy, smart, humble, can influence people, not be an order taker.


Visual Designer
Join the Intuit Professional Tax Experience Design team as a Visual Designer. We are here to profoundly improve the accountant/client relationship through smart design. We’re reinventing professional tax preparation to serve the Accounting Firm of the Future: saving them weeks of wasted time, helping them make a meaningful difference in the financial lives of their clients, and helping them grow their practices.

You must be:
• Passionate
• Persuasive
• Articulate
• Entrepreneurial
• A problem-solver
• Innovative
• Self-directed
• Collaborative

You must embrace:
- Connecting with customers, emotionally.
- Customer-centered design processes.
- Solving serious problems.
- Ambitious – and sometimes ambiguous – direction.
- Collaborating with others to deliver bigger, bolder, and smarter.
- Agile and experiment-driven development.
- Negotiating, communicating, and presenting.

What you’ll do:
- Design for multiple platforms; contribute to a developing, flexible design ecosystem that serves
 three unique mindsets: the consumer, the small business and the accountant.
- Articulate complex visions through simple, elegant means
- Develop design intention through rationale, experimentation and case studies
- Deliver UI that communicates, compels and delights users
- Collaborate with different disciplines and contribute to experience-based requirements
- Participate in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing design community.

What you should already have:
- A degree in Design, or a relevant field (or experience in field in lieu of degree)
- Experience delivering big, important websites or v1 products. SaaS certainly a plus.
- Knowledge and understanding of design principles, methods, and techniques.
- Experience with design systems, and developing and delivering visual design requirements
- A demonstrated eye for how motion and spatial models communicate meaning
- A talent for conveying story and brand through design
- Compelling and effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
- A demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects efficiently and effectively.
- An impressive online portfolio that demonstrates all of the above
- Something extra special that makes you a truly unique team contributor
(skills, passions, and experiences that inform the work you do and the energy you’ll bring.)

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