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Visual Designer

Ref: 9222007

  • Negotiable
  • 15 Oct 2020
  • Dublin (Central)
  • Contract

 Our client are a major brand who are rolling out a large application. They are recruiting a contract Visual Designer who is energetic, creative and technically savvy to join their team initially for 6 months but which is likely to extend. This role is principally to design new Icons. You will be joining an established UX Studio in Dublin but with the support of a larger global team. You will lead on visual design assignments and positively impact the overall user experience by following a user-centered design process. You will partner with UX Designers, the Marketing/Brand Team, other UI Designers, Web Developers, Content Writers and the Director of UX to understand and translate wireframes and concepts into easy-to-use and aesthetically beautiful solutions. You will be part of the design systems team but embedded within a product team. You will be responsible not only for the creation of new UI designs, but also for the creation of and maintenance of a custom set of icons/illustrations which will be used extensively throughout the application. The Role: • Design visually stunning, cutting-edge user interfaces, animations and interactions for components, websites, portals and applications. • Produce visual assets needed by the development team. • Produce and manage branded assets including icons and illustrations to be re-used across our estate. • In partnership with user experience designers to design concepts representing information architecture, navigational components and page layouts. • Research and communicate trends and best practices related to visual design, data visualization and branding. • Develop design standards or guidelines and other documentation to assist the team, including the production of assets for websites and applications (mobile and web). The ideal candidate will have: • Minimum 4 years of experience designing user interfaces for the web following user-centered design principles. • A proven track record of delivering user-centric solutions, including a portfolio of past projects and designs. • Ability to adapt user-centered and visual designs to stakeholder requirements and technical constraints. • Previous experience in designing iconography and illustrations for digital products. • Expert knowledge in using the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) • Ability to work autonomously and manage time effectively. • Good communication skills, both verbal and written. • A good practice of selling ideas with good negotiation skills. • Ability to work collaboratively with team and internal clients. • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail. • Excellent leadership and relationship building skills. • High level of customer focus. Preferred • An undergraduate degree in web design, interaction design, multimedia, visual design, design or related field. • Experience working with Agile methodology preferred. • Experience with data visualizations is an advantage. • Experience with designing interfaces using Axure or a similar design tool. • A general understanding of user-centered design methodology and human factors principles. • Knowledge and understanding of accessibility principles and relevant standards relating to accessible visual design. The successful designer will work alongside a UX designer as part of an embedded team. In addition to UI design, the creation of a custom icon set for the application is critical. A designer familiar with iconography and the creation of the same is essential. Success factors of this project include: • Creation of custom icon set, workflows, UI patterns, beautified data visualizations (charts, graphs etc..) and component designs • Creation of modern look and feel UI design wireframes (in partnership with the UX designer). Please apply today for immediate consideration.