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Senior UI/Visual Designer

Reston, VA 20190

Posted: 05/23/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Creative & Production Job Number: 616844 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Location: Remote (EST preferred) 
Pay Rate: up $70/hour (DOE)
Duration: 7 Months (likely to extend) 

Planet Interactive's client in the Education Administration Programs space has a HOT need for a Senior UI/Visual Designer with up to 7 years of experience in working with design systems within the education or higher-education spaceThis is a REMOTE 7-month assignment starting in May 2024! 

The Senior UI/Visual Designer will work closely across dependent product teams, along with our design and engineering leads, to create user-friendly designs, UI components, interactions, and templates that will be used to support the end-to-end student and educator experiences.

Senior UI/Visual Designer Responsibilities:
  • Designing engaging experiences through compelling UI/visual design, leveraging our design standards, patterns and UI elements.
  • Advocate for design process, methods, core system, and patterns in order to scale, educate, and evangelize consistency and best practices.
  • Build out assets of core components of the design system so that the team can leverage those assets in design software like Figma.
  • Working with the development team, clearly document the standards of the design system in a user-friendly way.
  • Use an iterative process, working closely with UX design and engineering counterparts to design, prototype, and validate design ideas.
  • Responsive to direction and comfortable working with multiple people from different disciplines to achieve an impactful experience.
  • Be a significant contributor to the fostering of the design process and quality standards based on objective, data-driven evidence.
  • Document and present system updates to stakeholders and users.
  • Work collaboratively with the Design System team to ensure brand and pattern alignment.
  • Nurture a culture of user empathy and deep curiosity that enables us to build simple, intuitive products for our customers.

Senior UI/Visual Designer Qualifications
  • Ability to generate and successfully apply product-specific visual ideas grounded in strong UX.
  • Advanced understanding of design systems, hierarchy, typography, visual design, data visualization, responsiveness, branding, illustration, iconography and interaction design.
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage multiple tasks with accuracy and attention to schedules, and communicate progress.
  • Understanding of user experience fundamentals, and their impact on UI and interaction design.
  • Experience working within a distributed design team - collaborating with designers on different product teams to create and ideate.
  • Must be comfortable designing/prototyping in Figma (med-high fidelity).
  • Have experience in design annotation and specs.
  • Designed large-scale, complex enterprise applications in an iterative environment.
  • Figma/Principle/Adobe.
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