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Visual Designer

Vienna, VA, USA


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**This is a HYBRID role that is open to US-based, authorized, W2 candidates who are able to be on-site in Vienna, VA on a 4x/month schedule.*

Our Financial Services client is seeking a Visual Designer to join their team. In this Consultant role, you will conceive visual design solutions to complex product initiatives through composition, typography and interaction models. In addition, you will keep deliverables engaging and on-brand, drive cross channel projects and work on moderately complex projects with minimal risk. You will participate in the creation and evolution of visual experience design strategy.  You will work independently with direct guidance and direction from higher level staff and management.

What You WIll Do:

Participate in

  • Develop and recommend comprehensive visual design solutions 
  • Assist in defining user experience goals through visual engagement
  • Design and implement user-centered deliverables 
  • Act as stakeholder in development, testing and implementation of UX design projects
  • Assist with managing multiple projects under tight deadlines across a broad variety of product categories and audiences

Assist Leadership

  • Collaborate with project teams to define the visual identity 
  • Perform as a project team member, owning UX deliverables throughout Development Lifecycle for multiple projects within various phases 
  •  Ensure that the IT deliverables meet design expectations

Bring Ideas

  • Optimize the user experience through creating visual on-brand compositions that drive improved experiences
  • Influence team members and business partners, explaining the impact of designing/developing with the end user in mind
  • Recommend user experience improvement opportunities 

Complex, Varied Tasks

  • Document project specification requirements for developers 
  • Create and apply visual design styles and best practices, such as composition, color theory, accessibility and typography, and guides the team in their use through style guide creation
  • Create prototypes for testing to ensure design meets business and user objectives

Make an Impact

  • Operate within the right Design Thinking methodology based on the product, channel, audience, and the application requirements or workflow
  • Stay on track to meet interim project milestones, project time/scope/quality/funding expectations 
  • Ensure design solutions remain engaging to the customer 

Demonstrate Expertise

  • Act as subject matter expert for design inspiration
  • Maintain and monitor solution effectiveness
  • Proactively draw out user experience or design issues and successfully address those issues to ensure projects
  • Remain abreast of emerging technologies, and industry best practices and trends
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

What You Will Bring:

  • Familiarity with UX design principles and ability to apply them
  • Familiarity with design fundamentals, such as color theory, typography and composition
  • Familiarity with project management to include establishing and leading project teams; managing timelines/deadlines/resources; ensuring successful project implementation
  • Knowledge of interaction design, visual design, and industry standards
  • Knowledge of user centered design processes and best practices
  • Knowledge of modern development standards, techniques and methodologies (e.g., HTML, XHTML, AJAX, JavaScript, CSS, etc.)
  • Effective detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies to usability and design challenges
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Exposure to managing multiple priorities independently and/or in a team environment to achieve goals
  • Exposure to performing analysis of business processes and functions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, User-Centered Design/Human-Computer Interaction, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Ideal Candidates Will Bring

  • Human Factors Institute Certified Analyst
  • Knowledge of web, mobile and application design

Successful candidates will be required to pass a background check and employment/education verification prior to starting.

Client Description

Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package.

Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with employer match and immediate vesting.

Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Sick Time
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks