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UX Designer - 12 mo contract + extensions

Location: Deerfield, IL

Job Type: Contract to Hire



Key role attributes & responsibilities:

 1. IDEATION

You will be routinely assist in presenting concepts, sketches, wireframes, conducting brainstorm sessions, and working sessions with cross functional teams.

2. FRAMEWORKS AND GUIDELINES

You will contribute to the design of conceptual frameworks and guidelines at the start of a phase, and consistently implement these frameworks and guidelines with rigor.

3. INTERACTION DESIGN

You will demonstrate ability for laying out information architecture on a micro scale. You should be able to digest large volumes of information and make sense of it for the end user.

4. PRACTICE KNOWLEDGE

You will maintain cultural awareness of the design landscape and future trends. You will proactively consume relevant content on the practice and processes of UX design.

5. RESEARCH AND TESTING

You will regularly contribute to research stimuli creation, attend participant sessions, and take an interest in the insights derived.

6. PROTOTYPING

You will solve experience problems through prototyping (as applicable). You should be able to identify and apply the appropriate fidelity of prototype to net an efficient solution.

7. DOCUMENTING

You should understand the importance of documenting in a clear, concise, efficient, easy-to-digest manner, making it easy for those who need to approve and build what we’re designing.

 

8. COMMUNICATION

I regularly demonstrate the ability to communicate in a clear, consistent, and transparent manner. Equally I listen well and take action on clear direction.

 

9. DETAILS

You will have an eye for detail, and know it is important for me to make sure we’re designing the best experience possible. In parallel I provide concise UAT input throughout the process.

 

10. COLLABORATION

You should be able to think visually and collaborate with visual designers, researchers, product managers, and engineers, and can do so in both formal and ad hoc settings.

 

11. OPEN DIALOG

You will take initiative to meet early and often with other disciplines. The best work happens when we have open dialog and can engage organically.

 

12. FEEDBACK

     You will know how to give and get feedback, both positive and negative, in a constructive way, that helps move the work forward and creates the best experience for everyone. 


Job Requirements
Ideal Candidates Should Have
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design or Human-Computer Interaction
  • At least 3-5 years of user experience with experience design
  • 3-5 years of experience with user experience design for digital products
  • 3-5 years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • 3-5 years of experience with information architecture
  • 2-4 years of experience with prototyping tools

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