UX/UI Designer

US-MD-Rockville
Job ID
2017-1098
Category
Digital Strategy & Products
Department
Digital Strategy & Products - Web Content & Strategy
Job Status
Active
Type
Regular Full-Time

Role Summary

As a UX/UI (User Interface/User Experience) Designer, you will turn our software into easy-to-use products for our clients. UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements, and building navigation components. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs and help us grow our customer base.

What Will You Be Engaged In Day-To-Day?

  • Collaborating with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience.
  • Executing all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
  • Conceptualizing original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
  • Creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, and sitemaps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Conducting user research and evaluating user feedback.
  • Establishing and promoting design guidelines, best practices, and standards.
  • Understanding product specifications and user psychology.
  • Conducting concept and usability testing and gathering feedback.
  • Creating personas through user research and data.
  • Defining the right interaction model and evaluating its success.
  • Developing wireframes and prototypes around customer needs.
  • Finding creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g., usability, findability).
  • Communicating design ideas and prototypes to developers and/or the Lead UI/UX Designer.
  • Keeping abreast of competitor products and industry trends.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

What Qualifications Will Help You Succeed?

  • A B.F.A. or related degree in interface design, interaction design, information design, art, or a related field of study is required, plus a minimum of 4+ years of related experience, or equivalent education or experience.
  • Visual Design: A strong portfolio highlighting keen visual design principles, typography, and UI designs patterns. Mastery in applying that expertise on the web, mobile devices, email newsletters, and social media. Experience designing for responsive websites is required.
  • UX Deliverables: Experience contributing to the creation of wide range of UX deliverables such as persona, site architectures, wireframes, prototypes, interaction flows, or other documentation for developers to follow.
  • Prototyping: Experience developing low-fidelity and high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes using tools such as Axure, Balsamiq, and Invision.
  • Project Research: Familiarity with the UX process and project research deliverables including heuristic analysis, gap analyses, analytics audits, stakeholder interviews, and business and functional requirements workshops. Familiarity with usability testing and providing recommendations.
  • Front-End Development: Proficiency with HTML and CSS. Javascript, common frameworks, and development tools like jQuery, Foundation, Bootstrap, SASS, Grunt, Gulp, and GitHub are a plus.
  • Client Management: Ability to clearly articulate digital strategy to internal stakeholders.
  • Collaboration: Work with cross-discipline team members to design and develop digital strategies and solutions.
  • Analytics: Experience with common analytics software (Google Analytics, WebTrends) and their application in designing a user’s experience.
  • Section 508: Experience designing for accessibility and Section 508 compliance.
  • Communication: Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, is self-motivated, and exhibits a strong desire to grow in the position.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS): Experience with CMSs is a plus.
  • Content Strategy: Experience doing UX and design on large content-heavy websites including labeling and metadata. Familiarity with information architecture and card-sorting tools (Treejack and Optimal Sort) a plus.

 

Management retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

 

IQ Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran). IQ Solutions prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, status as a military veteran (including recently separated and other protected veterans), or status as a qualified handicapped or disabled individual, or as Vietnam-Era Veteran, in accordance with applicable law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click here.

 

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