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User Interface Designer

Detroit, Michigan

Job ID: 6406 Category: Creative

As the UI Designer, candidate will be a vital part of translating the client brand into useful and engaging digital experiences for a variety of audiences, including consumers, members, agents, providers and your colleagues.

Candidate will work on a cross-disciplinary team with User Experience, Content Strategy and Development in a collaborative environment using Agile methodologies. This is an opportunity to work on a high-profile brand that’ s making a real difference in the lives of your family, friends and neighbors.

Candidate will create solutions that inform and delight audiences and also achieve the goals of the business. Candidate will determine the layout, color palette, visual hierarchy and typography, and create the visual affordances (cues) for interactive components within the interface. Candidate will also create and maintain style guides to ensure a consistent design language is used throughout each product and advise the team on the appropriate implementation of client brand guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Create beautiful, clear page layouts and screen designs for our digitalexperiences for both desktop and mobile platforms
  • Create and maintain cohesive style guides to ensure a consistent design language is used throughout each product, and the client brand is faithfully and appropriately represented
  • Create intuitive and engaging interface elements such as buttons, icons, controls and infographics
  • Present and defend your design decisions - all your design decisions should be based on achieving the goals of the user and business as well as your own design thinking and fundamental principles (i.e. color theory, visual weight, etc.
  • Offer and accept objective, constructive feedback in design critiques
  • Be a great team player, with the ability to collaborate closely and positively with product owners, developers, copywriters and UX designers
  • Continually keep yourself and your design team updated with the latest changes in design standards and methods

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’ s degree in related field preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of user interface design experience
  • Excel at solving design problems in new and creative ways so our products don’ t become trite or predictable
  • Beautiful portfolio of project work for various clients, audiences, and platforms (showing your process is a plus, including examples of how you gather and interpret requirements, initial sketches, prototypes and iterations, as well as final designs)
  • Strong understanding and rapid pursuit of fundamental design principles – you know how to guide the user’ s attention where you want, you use words like “ harmony" and “ hierarchy" when discussing design, and you know typography is about more than picking trendy typefaces
  • Able to comfortably and successfully pitch your work and negotiate changes with stakeholders and team members
  • We deliver experiences on a wide variety of platforms, so experience designing for both desktop and mobile (native, responsive/adaptive) is essential; familiarity with a “ mobile first" design approach is very helpful as well

Other Helpful Experience and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with customer and user experience best practices will help you craft appropriate solutions and better communicate with the team
  • Experience working on Agile teams will help you hit the ground running
  • Familiarity with front-end development languages will be helpful (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript) in communicating and planning with the team
  • Experience working in healthcare or a related field is helpful

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