Digital

Freelance
03-03-2018
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User Experience Designer

Our client in the activewear industry seeks a UX Designer for a 3 month contract that is likely to extend and could convert to a fulltime role.

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER 

DESCRIPTION 

Digital Product Creation (DPC) delivers a competitive advantage by fueling product innovation and craft through premium maker experiences. To accomplish this, we leverage the power of modern technologies, skillsets and tools. We are looking for a User Experience Designer with 3 – 5 years of experience in interaction design, experience design, and visual design. A BA/BS degree in Experience Deisgn, Interaction Design, or related field is a nice-to-have. This user experience designer must be adept in developing UI/UX design concepts, wireframes, and mock-ups, and skilled at producing detailed design (inclusive of asset production, error states, etc) for hand-off and collaboration with DPC’s software engineering team. Above all, we are looking for a user experience designer with an aptitude and interest in creating cutting edge experiences that advances Digital Product Creation internally and serves the consumer. Ability to work well with others, a good attitude, and flexibility is a must. 

RESPONSIBILITIES – OVERALL 
• Create innovative experiences focusing on functionality, usability, and intuitive interactions 
o Articulate UI requirements using static, prototype, and motion deliverables; adept in developing UI/UX concepts, wireframes, detailed annotations, and mock-ups 
o Ability to execute detailed design, including error states. Exceptional attention to detail; able to deliver polished, organized, and clean design files for use in software development. 
o Create UI comps and components that align with UX wireframes and requirements using static, prototype, and motion deliverables 
• Fluent in current design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Invision) 
• Contribute to, maintain, and help evolve the design system and product design language (UI components and patterns, iconography, illustration assets, etc) 

FUNCTION WITHIN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT 
• Ability to work in an independent fashion, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate effectively in difficult situations. 
• Present work to cross-functional stakeholders and articulate design rationale 
• Handle projects from concept to completion 
• Partner with Software Engineering and Quality Assurance to bring experiences to life 
o Partner with Software developers to ensure quality of the experience, including but not limited to visual and interactive QA prior to story completion 
o Comfortable working in an agile environment, including working in JIRA to track work / status etc. with development 
• Must be organized, able to act independently, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment 

QUALIFICATIONS 
• 3 – 5 years work experience or equivalent degree 
• Strong knowledge of current design trends for web applications, coupled with an exceptional digital portfolio of past work or projects 
• Strong understanding of UI/UX paradigms, design standards, and best practices 
• Strong, clean visual sense; advocate for simple, modern deisgn and adherence to design conventions and best practices (e.g. responsive) 
• Passion for quality work with an understanding of how to prioritize and at times make trade-offs, and communicate that rationale to engineers and leadership alike 
• Ability to present and articulate design decisions, based on your knowledge of visual design, interaction patterns, best practices and design trends 
• Ability to consistently deliver polished and professional UI design 
• Ability to identify opportunities for applying new methods and concepts to user and organizational challenges 

NICE TO HAVE 
• Experience or education in 3D modeling, rendering, or animation 
• Professional experience in web applications or enterprise software is a plus 
• A solid understanding of what types of product design and engineering experiences are made possible by current technologies 
• Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and emerging technologies 

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