Reference # 43234

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Title: User Experience Designer - Chicago, IL

Type of Opportunity: Freelance

User Experience Designer – Chicago, IL

Looking for a UI/UX Designer with 5-7 years of digital design experience (web, mobile, app, responsive) to bring onsite ASAP. You will be part of a larger scrum team, working with a developer, writer, and scrum master on a daily basis to complete a project.

Responsibilities:

  • Focus on user-centered design principles to create intuitive, mobile-first, and highly functional web, visual, and interaction design
  • 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/site
  • Present design concepts and negotiate with stakeholders to arrive at a design that supports both the business and a strong user experience
  • Conduct and/or participate in product usability tests
  • Communicate and work effectively with cross-functional team members.
  • Prototype designs using tools such as Adobe XD, InvisionApp, or Adobe CC
  • Translate low fidelity wireframes/UX prototypes into effective and appealing interfaces
  • Contribute to planning and daily stand ups with the development team in an agile workflow
  • Proactively recognize UX/UI gaps in design and propose solutions

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of digital design experience in a commercial software product company, design firm, or consulting firm
  • An understanding of best practices in responsive layouts and mobile design
  • Ability to leverage new technology, find unexpected ideas, and push the boundaries in solving UX problems with continued innovation
  • Ability to articulate user experience design issues effectively, presenting and justifying design thinking and rationale through key milestone deliverables to peers and stakeholders
  • Mastery of user-centered design principles and practices, focused on a mobile-first methodology
  • Mastery of UI design, including, but not limited to, concepts, prototypes, and data visualization
  • Experience creating site maps, wireframes, and customer journeys
  • Innovative, creative problem-solving skills with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Experience working in an agile development process
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening) and strong organizational skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and to adjust to frequent changes in project priorities
  • Knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript a bonus

Schedule:

Start: ASAP once background check clears
End: 3-6 month commitment, onsite
Hours per day: Full-time hours, 40 hour weeks

Background Check:

Chosen candidates must pass a drug screen and criminal background check before starting.

Reference Job #: 43234