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Visual Designer w/motion

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Aquent's client, a large tech company headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is seeking a Visual Designer for a 6–month assignment at their Seattle, WA location.

As a Visual/Motion Designer you will prepare design plans, concepts and layout for mobile using Sketch and Adobe After Effects. You will create & deliver high fidelity designs that can guide engineering teams for implementation. You will work with Creative Leads and teams to understand project scope and objectives, then assist in graphic design. Sometimes you will partner and collaborate with team leads and other designers to resolve design issues or contribute to developing product narrative through animation and storytelling. Research and analyze best design techniques and solutions to create visual designs for UI, UX . Participate in brainstorming session to share new design perspectives and ideas. More than anything, an attitude of exploration and openness will lead to success as a Visual / Motion Designer on this assignment.

Overall Responsibilities:
- Iterate rapidly within larger design team and communicate specifications to engineering
- Produce polished visual and motion designs that align with established product/brand design language
- Understands basic principles and practices for motion and animation
- Clearly demonstrate design intent to engineers and assist in translation
- Demonstrate basic understanding of user-centered design considerations

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Produce polished visual and motion design language in Sketch and Adobe After Effects
2. Create concise design specifications for engineering teams (redlines, layout, and motion prototypes)
3. Keep design decks up-to-date with latest thinking from broader design team

Required Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in a Design Program
- 5+ years experience working in a design role
- Portfolio that highlights a high level of craft
- Tactical hands on design capabilities
- Strong communications skills
- Genuine interest in technology and understanding of Android operating system
- 3 years of experience in Sketch and Adobe After Effects
- Ability to present solutions aligned to strategic goals and influence key stakeholders including VPs.
- Ability to invent, develop solutions across mediums, work and sometimes lead across disciplines

Nice to Have Skills:
- Ability to invent, develop solutions across mediums, work and sometimes lead across disciplines
- HTML/CSS/JS experience

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