Senior User Interaction Designer

Chicago, Illinois 60613

Employment Type:
Temp to Perm
Date Added:
June 10, 2015
Palace Gate is hiring a Senior User Interface Designer with creative agency experience for our interactive agency client in Chicago, IL. This is a contract-to-hire opportunity. Job Description The Sr. User Interface Designer is a hands-­on, experienced person who has excellent design skills, eCommerce experience and confidence to work with key internal and external stakeholders in sales, marketing and development. The Sr. UI Designer supports the creation, improvement and marketing of user interface / user experience design to effectively and creatively demonstrate proposed functionality for enterprise level web applications. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Engaged as early as the requirements / discovery process of the software development lifecycle or be brought in at any time thereafter to develop, refine or revise wireframes, mockups and prototypes for web applications.
  • Works closely with a cross-­functional team that includes business analysts, product managers and developers to create simple, easy-to-use interfaces.
  • Able to author easy-­to-­understand wireframe documents for the development team. An understanding of how to apply Information Architecture and User Experience to documentation that acts as a visual supplement to textural requirements documents is a must for any candidate.
  • Ideal candidates have worked on eCommerce systems and understand the nuances associated with creating effective catalogs, shopping carts and checkout processes.
Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related area
Required Skills
  • 6-8 years of experience in a design-related position
  • Above average working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and responsive web design techniques
  • Ability to take static designs and implement them using HTML5 and CSS3
  • An impeccable understanding of typography, layout, color, and all other elements of design
  • Ability to author clear, concise and effective wireframes with necessary documentation
  • An expert knowledge of wireframing tools such as: OmniGraffle/Visio and Balsamiq
  • Familiarity with concepts of Web-­based software applications
  • Exposure to Agile programming methodology
  • Strong interpersonal presentation and communication skills
  • A portfolio of wireframes demonstrating interface design capabilities with good documentation/annotation, preferably in the eCommerce space
Desired Skills
  • Working knowledge of Sketch
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics programs
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (Backbone, Angular)
  • Experience working with Back-End Developers on WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Ruby on Rails
  • Comfortable with git for source code management
  • Comfortable using browser developer tools for "in browser" design tweaks (Chrome DevTools, Firebug)
  • Comfortable with prototype development and wire framing
  • iOS and Android HIG (Human Interface Guidelines)
  • Familiar with task runners (Grunt or Gulp)
Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting and full-time placement firm that is committed to the success of our clients and our talented placements alike. Palace Gate is consistent in matching the right people with right opportunity. Our company approach is simple: understand our clients’ requirements, business needs and cultures in order to quickly identify the best resources to meet those needs and achieve business success. Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance, 401K, as well as weekly direct deposit. Qualified candidates may send their resume to: jennifer@palacegatecorp.com