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Senior UX/UI Designer
Ref No.: 18-71770
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/28/2018

Senior UX/UI Designer
Chicago, IL or Fort Washington, PA
Contract (6 Months Posibility of extesnion)

About the position:
As a Senior UX/UI Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from supporting conceptualizing of ideas to tweaking pixels right before launch. Working closely with product managers and engineers — you will have a strategic role in defining the experience across our portfolio of products.

Chicago, IL or Fort Washington, PA

6 months. May be extended based on performance and client needs.

Job Description / Responsibilities:
• Apply design methods to translate user needs into intuitive interfaces.
• Create mockups and clickable prototypes for web and mobile apps.
• Work with design and development teams.
• Maintain consistency of interactions across all products.
• Conceptualize architectures, flow diagrams, and UI specifications.
• Work on multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize effectively.
• Manage complicated projects from start to finish.
Simplify complex content and ideas into functional, usable interfaces
• Ensure existing UI guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product
• Ability to quickly prototype clear, usable designs
• Create and Translate low fidelity wireframes/UX prototypes into effective and appealing interfaces
• Proactively recognize UX/UI gaps in design and propose solutions
• Conduct and/or participate in product usability tests with users
• Participating in research and user strategy for a growing education platform

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven UI design experience.
• Firm understanding of responsive design and usability
• Expert knowledge of typography and layout principles.
  • Advanced Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite skills. Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator; Zeplin, inVision, Axure and wire-framing tools or similar tools
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction Design or equivalent
  • Strong portfolio that illustrates abductive reasoning and problem-solving skills as well as an exceptional eye for detail in final products and interaction design.
  • Excellent visual design skills with solid understanding of human factors and its implications to UI design.
  • Experience in data visualization is a big plus.
  • Mastery of user-centered design principles and cross-platform, multi-channel development processes (responsive design).
  • Work in Agile environment.
  • Solid expertise in creating wireframes (low and high-fidelity) storyboards, journey maps, user personas, process diagrams and site maps.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to be self-directed as needed.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to present a thought-out rationale for design decisions.
  • Experience gathering user feedback

Additional Requirements:

Experience with:
• Current trends for UX/UI design and data visualization
• Agile and/or Scrum development methods
• Conducting or managing usability tests to validate design
• Managing style guides and pattern libraries for large, complex projects

Other Desirable Skills/Experience:
• Knowledge and appreciation of the advances in higher educational software, course materials, and digital publishing is a plus
• Background and/or experience in educational technology and/or publishing
• Comfort and/or experience in a startup environment
• Ideal candidate is self-sufficient and highly motivated, self-directed and possesses high energy and a passion