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UX/UI Designer (contract)

Job title: UX/UI Designer (contract)
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago
Discipline: Creative
Remote: Yes
Reference: 426086
Contact name: Hannah Sweet
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our well-known client, a key player in the retail space, is looking to add a UX/UI Designer to support their digital team on a long-term freelance basis. This role can be remote (however Chicago candidates preferred), will be 40 hours a week and can be up to 2 year contract,  with potential to go fulltime. 

Overview:

This req. is for a mid- to Senior level digital team. member Primarily solving functionality flows, thinking about transactions and how customers are interacting with that; how it looks visually and measures up to entire brand – a little bit of both sides (both UX and UI). This team designs the website and the mobile app – these roles are oriented towards information architecture, but also interested in candidates who also have visual design skills. *

Responsibilities: 

  • Team is primarily focused on both mobile web and our Native Flagship App. This contractor will augment team’s current capacity, to support roadmaps and manage overflow from there
  • Working alongside other UX/UI designers on team, with opportunities to stretch across channels (Omni-channel initiative)
  • Working with copywriter to review design proposals 
  • Partner tightly with business analysts that fall under App Product Team, Development Team
  • Working with copywriter to review design proposals
  • Partner tightly with business analysts that fall under App Product Team, Development Team 
  • Updates to our primary Retail design flows.
  • Some "Heads down” working on projects
  • Meeting structure, online collaboration, calls to talk through concerns, solutions with project partners;
  • Manager involved on many calls to get through blockers or solve problems, brainstorming/whiteboard sessions; weekly design reviews;
  • Further down the track, meetings with development – walk through solution with lead engineers on both platforms; reviews with stakeholders – would expect project leads to be prepared to walk through work, speak to rationale, take questions, take feedback to revisions before finalizations
Qualifications: 
  • Must have 3-5 years experience designing digital experiences that have retail / ecommerce customers as the primary user Wire-framing and building interactive digital prototypes 
  • Mobile Platforms – Android and iOs (design guidelines, understand at high level)
  • Design Workflow tools (in change period, current set is broad – Sketch, Zeppelin, Envision, Adobe Cloud – but looking to migrate into new platform called Figma)
  • Translating within specific design systems for branding/UI – taking guidelines and creating transactional flows Visual design skills Strong skills in persuading others, strong customer first focus
  • 3-5 years of experience; degree in Human Computer Interaction is preferred, but not required.
  • Bachelor's degree in design required. “Bootcamp” UX programs (designation, general assembly, flatiron, etc.) do not qualify unless they are on top of a college degree in design or if the candidate has at least 3 years

If you are interested in and qualified for this position, please forward your portfolio today! 

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