Contract UI Designer

BLVR is a brand development and design consultancy. Our promise is simple – we make Brand Belief. We do this by combining strong strategic thinking, powerful storytelling, and best-in-class design to create memorable brand experiences. As we strive to produce award-winning solutions for our clients, it is important that everyone at BLVR, regardless of their position, is a team player, takes ownership of their work, contributes their ideas, and is obsessed with quality. BLVR’s reputation is its greatest asset—to make believers, it’s on the shoulders of every team member to ensure that BLVR is producing the best work and providing clients with a customer experience that is second-to-none.

 

DESCRIPTION:
You are a talented UI Designer with the ability to create amazing user experiences. You have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior UI skills and are able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces on multiple devices. You work collaboratively with User Experience (UX) designers and other design specialists to make sure that every page and every step a user will experience in their interaction with the finished product will conform to the overall vision set by UX strategists.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Be a great team player, experienced in collaborating closely with designers, developers, copywriters and UX strategists
  • Create, improve and use wireframes, prototypes, style guides and user flows to effectively communicate your interaction ideas using any of these methods
  • Deep understanding of website plans, including site goals, required functionality, navigation flows, user personas, brand elements and content
  • Designs each key page of a website to adhere to and elevate the brand guidelines
  • Presents website designs to senior leadership, web project team members and to the client
  • Contributes with problem solving in order to generate creative ideas and solutions
  • Present and defend your design decisions
  • All your design decisions should be based on the overall design roadmap as well as your own design thinking and fundamental principles (i.e. color theory, visual weight, fonts, best practices, etc.)
  • Outputs website design files and prepares development notes
  • Reviews development sites and live sites to ensure design integrity
  • Promotes new ideas to grow BLVR’s digital design practice and to drive BLVR to be the best it can possibly be
  • Continually keep yourself and your design team updated with the latest changes in your industry’s standards
Job Qualifications:
  • Education: 5+ years visual design experience, preferably in an agency setting
  • Bachelor’s degree in visual design or related field—or equivalent experience
  • Ability to think strategically as well as aesthetically
  • Work independently and in a team environment
  • Assume hands-on design function to help complete projects in a timely, aesthetically compelling manner
  • Display a positive, team building work attitude under pressure
  • Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and other current design software in a Mac OS X environment.
  • Take accountability and ownership of assigned projects while understanding timelines and budgets
  • Possess people skills to effectively, persuasively engage with internal senior level management and clients
  • Strong conceptual skills and a strategic mindset
  • Knowledgeable in Print Production, Photography, Proofing
  • Knowledge of art materials, fabrication techniques, printing process and press runs
  • Drive consensus between peers
  • Hands-on experience creating wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, etc
  • Experience using tools such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, InVision, UXPin, Quartz
  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3 Javascript
  • Creative ideas with problem solving mindset
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  • Accepted file types: rtf, pdf, doc, docx.
  • Accepted file types: rtf, pdf, doc, docx.