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UX Designer
Ref No.: 17-05999
Location: Towson, Maryland
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 07/05/2017
Company Industry: Industrial Tools and Household Hardware
Job Title: UX Designer
Duration: Contract-to-hire
Location: Towson. MD

As a User Experience Designer, you will design what our millions of customers use on electronic devices: our digital product experiences. In an agile and autonomous team, you will design the links between the physical and digital aspects of a new product line, and will be involved in all steps to make ground-breaking design happen from concept through delivery. Our digital product group works in a user-centered design process, employing design thinking while also contributing to new ideas and approaches. You will research new concepts (in our lab or out at pilot job sites), design and prototype (in Sketch, Marvel, Adobe Creative Suite, and with post-its and whiteboards) and test rigorously to improve (in small studies, and with larger usability tests). You'll always feel the excitement of building and evolving the look-and-feel of new digital products in a key area of our portfolio.

Job Duties:
  • Solve new product demands, and solidify the current system, with 20% exploration of future concepts and 80% implementation filling out the design of each upcoming version features
  • Create interactive prototypes, from low to high-fidelity, iterating based on metrics and user insights
  • Test those prototypes with customers, remotely and in person
  • Evolve and maintain design guidelines, including colors, icons, typography, imagery and interactions
  • Facilitate a consistent experience across channels and devices, making the most natural and intuitive user flows between the physical and digital worlds of each product
  • Work closely with product managers, software and hardware engineers, and marketing and brand, throughout the product development process
  • Directly collaborate with other designers and creative directors in the larger UX team, to help improve the usability and visual presentation of this product's features and where it connects to others
  • Critique the work of your peers, and incorporate peers' and directors' insights into your own designs
Job Requirements:
  • 3+ years of experience creating visual design for digital products on the web and on devices, or the equivalent in one major product experience on the job or at a fantastic internship
  • Strong online portfolio focusing primarily on: visual design, interaction design, information architecture, and human factors for mobile design —big pluses for demonstrating interactive prototypes you've made, and user research you've run —and a portfolio that clearly shows your role on each project
  • Degrees, certificates, and training demonstrating your knowledge and commitment to user-centered design
  • Understanding of design for mobile devices, responsive and adaptive design for cross-device functionality, and universal design for accessibility
  • Strong creative vision and the ability to communicate it, especially design specifications that developers can immediately pick up and start using
  • Determination to do what's best for the user, product and brand, even when it doesn't align with your personal style or preference
  • Willingness to accept constructive criticism, and to iterate on designs as part of a team effort
  • An ability to effectively manage time and multiple deadlines
  • Huge plus: experience working in Agile/Scrum, and your thoughts on UX design in that process
  • What we don't need: designers and portfolios focused on marketing websites —we need product designers
If interested, please send me your resume, salary requirements and portfolio to with a subject line of "UX Designer”