Senior UI Designer

Location US – Boulder/Longmont, Colorado
Field User Experience Design
Job Functions  Print and Web design (requirements, analysis, concepts, production, specification), web/mobile/desktop software application design and branding.
Job Level Senior Consultant
Employment Type Temp-to-hire

Limina is looking for a talented Senior Visual Designer provide innovative, user-centered design work that contributes to an enhanced user experience. We present a unique opportunity for talented individuals who thrive in creative, entrepreneurial environments.  If you’re excited about the challenge of building a dynamic company, community, and brand—and are passionate about the power of the web to drive innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

As a Senior Visual Designer will be responsible for designing the aesthetic look-and-feel for the system including managing the online brand identity (color palette, fonts, and other brand attributes) and designing page layouts, graphics, iconography, and visualizations. A deep and holistic understanding of visual design and UX Design principles and best practices is a must as you will be expected to speak to best practices, value propositions, processes and deliverables with a general comprehension of contemporary methods and trends.  

While it is important for you to maintain deep expertise in a core UX focus area, we expect that you will develop skills and experience in some or all roles across the full UX discipline of:

  • User Research
  • Information Architect
  • Interaction Design
  • UI Development
  • Content Strategy

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Be passionate about creating elegant, smart, and intuitive designs for web, desktop, and mobile applications
  • Facilitate client workshops and discussions on branding, visual design, and overall user experience
  • Educate on design innovation and best practice while building consensus and buy-in from stakeholders
  • Create and communicate visual style with a thorough understanding of how typography, layout, color, usability and information architecture affect design
  • Able to articulate creative rationale to clients and team members
  • Advocate for brand and identity standards
  • Develop presentations, storyboards, and client feedback mechanisms to communicate visual designs process
  • Provide quality assurance of creative deliverables
  • 6+ years of design experience working across multiple industries and verticals
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in a related discipline: Interaction Design, Human Factors, Interactive Media, or Information Management with a specialty in User Interface Design or equivalent

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Strong understanding of branding and digital identity
  • Create  requirements documentation including brand audit surveys, creative briefs, mood boards and concept mockups
  • Lead rapid prototyping and executing design of complex transactional interfaces and taxonomies
  • Solve complex problems with innovative solutions that show a deep understanding of digital trends and emerging technologies
  • Can synthesize innovative yet practical solutions by combining our clients’ requirements with user-centered best practices
  • Able to learn from and inspire the Limina design and development community
  • Up to date on current UI/UX trends and user-centered design best practices and the ability to apply that knowledge to meet project needs
  • Experience designing for touch interfaces and responsive screen states
  • Willing to collaborate with teammates to conduct user research and/or usability studies at various stages of the project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of web interface and development technology best practices and trends (including content management systems, mobile platforms, HTML5, CSS3, Jquery, Angular, etc.) and the ability to apply that knowledge to meet project needs
  • Actively engages with and participates in the greater design community
  • Demonstrate capability to mentor and manage junior designers (nice to have)

 

PLATFORM, SOFTWARE AND TOOL SKILLS

  • Skilled with the Adobe creative cloud including Libraries
  • Experience with application prototyping solutions(ex. InvisionApp, Sketch, XD, Axure)
  • Proficient in Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience designing for Drupal and/or SharePoint
  • Experience working with JIRA a plus

 

GENERAL CONSULTING SKILLS

  • Excellent communicator
  • Consulting with clients and internal teams to establish strategic, measurable objectives for projects
  • Leading internal and client-facing presentations and facilitating consensus
  • Setting and meeting internal and client facing expectations on time with high-quality deliverables
  • Educating staff and clients on matters related to user-centered design
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Strong interpersonal communications with teams and clients
  • Capable of leading work independently or as part of a team
  • Comfortable working with both waterfall and agile software development processes
  • Expected to travel occasionally for business purposes

 

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Understands the business and technical implications of their designs
  • Can clearly articulate how their designs map to the business problem/solution, end users’ needs, and technical limitation/capability
  • Has a strong grasp of design patterns and can quickly customize and apply them to a given solution
  • Is analytical and creative with excellent organizational skills
  • Is able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks effectively  
  • Is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects simultaneously without errors
  • Understands big picture and detailed design implications (business/technical) of design direction
  • Expected to work closely with the Project Manager, Limina Staff, and client teams drawing on their input to articulate the user experience and ensure the design meets the client’s UX, accessibility, and usability goals
  • Is comfortable with working overtime as client commitment requires
  • Has authorization to work in the US
  • MUST be able to provide a strong design portfolio

Please address responses to recruiting@limina.co

Limina is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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ABOUT LIMINA

  • Our mission is to enable, expand and enhance human potential by simplifying complex computer interactions and creating more usable systems.
  • We’re fueled by empowering users to meet their maximum potential by elevating the quality of their work experience.
  • We thrive on creating highly useful and usable systems for maximum business value.
  • We specialize in technical and user experience design leadership for complex systems design and development.
  • We embrace agile practices, open source software solutions, and lean UX design practice.
  • Our relationships matter. We fulfill and maintain long-term contracts with venture-backed start-ups, large companies, and government agencies.
  • We maintain expertise at the forefront of innovation through our human-computer interaction work with both startup and enterprise breakthrough technologies.

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