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Visual UI Designer

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Our most forward-thinking and award winning Fortune 500 financial service client is on a mission to transform the web experience by hiring a contract/contract2hire Visual UI Designer to support the development of innovative, integrated digital products that will help turn their mission into reality.

In taking care of their customers, they view each contact not as a transaction or cost, but as an opportunity to create a lifelong advocate for their business. This digital creative team is not is not your typical corporate tech team. They work in lean, cross-functional groups (“squads”) rapidly iterating, validating with users and then delivering engaging customer solutions to meet and exceed goals. The client’s squad-based team structure is inspired by the very best technology firms that practice Lean & Agile at scale. As a Digital Visual Product Designer, you’ll make key product decisions, speak to real customers, prototype, test, iterate, learn and ship real products to our millions of Card Members.

You’ll be world-class in one or more disciplines but also bring broad expertise and other skills that support the delivery of amazing digital products. In other words, you’ll expand the breadth and the depth of our small, multi-disciplinary, agile team of technologists, designers and product strategists and will enjoy equal say in the product development process from start to finish. As well as being an outperforming Designer, you’ll also interact with the wider business at the highest levels and be an ambassador for our way of thinking.


Core Required Skills and Experience:
• Eagerness to build upon award-winning customer service by designing digital experiences that service and delight millions
• You are a design geek with knowledge, skills and imagination that spark new ways of thinking.
• In-depth knowledge of design disciplines, roles and principles
• Power user of industry-standard tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Strong collaboration skills with ability to receive and incorporate peer / stakeholder critique as well as provide meaningful critique
• Proven ability to translate user research and stakeholder insights into compelling user experiences
• Comfort with close collaborative work where you may lead or you may participate in any given project, always contributing fully.
• An outstanding body of work demonstrating products and/or design solutions for large scale problems that incorporates design thinking (or other similar) methodologies where people are the center of the solution.
• Proven ability to find simple solutions to complex problems with an eye for detail
• Proven ability to handle multiple design projects at different stages of delivery at the same time without sacrificing quality.

We the Client is looking for someone who is/has:
• Familiar with the end-to-end process of designing products for mobile and web
• 3 – 7 years of experience with visual and interaction design across multiple platforms, brands and environments
• Problem solver with analytical skills and an understanding of data-driven decision making
• is a team player with excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
• Is passionate about producing beautiful, elegant, simple work for real people
• Thrives working quickly under deadline in a constantly evolving environment.
• is highly organized and motivated, with a desire to prove him or herself within a company of talented individuals and is self-motivated and able to motivate colleagues
• Holds him or herself to high standards of accountability, owning responsibility around design decision, timeline and quality
• Understands the role of tradeoffs using iterative design processes on agile teams

Primary Responsibilities:
• Building visual design explorations, comps, interactive prototypes and production specification.
• Defining and analyzing metrics, objectives, key results and user testing strategy
• Collaborating with other designers / developers / squads to produce and ship product
• Working within existing brand guidelines and extending these guidelines in new ways

Educational Experience:
• Formal or untraditional design education
• Bachelor Degree in Design or field related to digital product development a plus.
• SaaS and Enterprise work experience a plus
• Familiar with Gamification principles and its application to sticky digital experiences
• Knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of social platforms from deployment to engagement
• Front end technologies (HTML / CSS / JS) including coding skills a plus

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