Contractor - Product Design Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: 513029-770847
    • Job Location: Boston, MA
      Portsmouth, NH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Employee
    • Date Updated: May 11, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

You are creative, passionate about design and dedicated to making the complicated feel simple. You are passionate about color, typography, and hierarchy and absolutely addicted to the feeling you get when you create something elegant, beautiful and useful. You know beautiful interfaces are just part of the equation and can support your visual skills with a comprehensive understanding of user experience design methodologies such as heuristic evaluations, content/IA analysis, user research tactics, collaborative workshops and user testing options. You are innovative, curious and experimental and can put it all together to create stunning digital experiences.

These will be contract positions. Candidates who can eventually commute to our office in Boston, MA or Portsmouth, NH preferred, but will also consider remote working arrangements for the right candidate.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Design Leadership - leading design efforts to solve challenges for our top tier clients, including leading meetings, design reviews and guiding clients through the overall design process as a trusted advisor.
  • Experience Design Execution - creating flows, information architecture diagrams, and interaction concepts (i.e.: wireframes) for websites, web applications, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Visual Design - translating those flows into usable and beautiful user interfaces
  • Workshops - facilitate design workshops or sprints with our clients in order to gain alignment and develop new solutions.
  • Storytelling - rationalizing and explaining design decisions based on research, best practices, and psychology through storytelling, often with client executives.
  • Collaboration - working with other disciplines such as content strategy, experience strategy, behavior change design, and development to align output to a project’s strategic

Experience and Skills

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • 5+ years experience with digital design in a professional setting
  • Expert deployment of visual design principles such as typography, color and layout
  • Experience with creating and/or extending a "visual system" - including brand elements such as colors, typography, layout and tone - and summarizing in style guides
  • Comprehensive knowledge of experience design and usability best practices
  • Understanding of responsive/adaptive design principles including rapid iteration process, style tiles and breakpoints and how to consider different displays
  • Awareness of experience design best practices such as, but not limited to, accessibility, performance and usability considerations
  • Appreciation and knowledge of current trends in experience design, including research-inspired design, lean approaches, responsive processes, etc.
  • Independent drive and strong attention to detail of creative standards and client needs
  • Highly collaborative and eager to participate, able to effectively manage your time and deadlines
  • Keen understanding of how to work in a professional services environment that focuses on providing value for clients
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You absolutely love what you do
  • Big plus: native app design experience

SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED:

Proficiency in some of the tools we often use:

  • Figma
  • Sketch
  • Adobe XD
  • Mural
  • Invision