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User Interface Designer

Company: Phase2
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Phase2 is a digital product agency passionate about customer experience, grounded in data and insights, and rooted in 20 years of successful technology delivery. We make digital products that inspire, engage, and create impact. For the most influential companies in the world, Phase2 is a proven partner, guiding our clients toward what's next in the digital landscape.Phase2 is looking for a UI Designer to join our Creative Team. The UI Designer will work with client stakeholders and internal team members to design user-centric and aesthetically-pleasing digital experiences that meet the client's business needs. By successfully utilizing and embracing modular design methodologies, the UI Designer will champion exceptional experiences for users, while also providing efficient and seamless developer hand-offs.The UI Designer will lead the charge in design and be involved throughout the project cycle. The work includes (but is not limited to): creating stylescapes to establish visual direction, designing compositions assembled from a component-based approach, establishing consistent UI elements that take into account responsive behavior, and documenting usage guidelines and rules for all components. Design work at Phase2 is not limited to aesthetics and art direction. It is paramount that the UI Designer engages all aspects of a project's needs, such as discovery, wireframing, prototyping, and heavy integration with content strategy. Teamwork is of the utmost importance, as the UI Designer will work closely with teammates in a collaborative manner to make sure all relevant perspectives are brought into the design process. In addition to being a team player, it's also important that the UI Designer has the ability to speak to their designs and provide rationale as to why particular design decisions were made - both internally and directly to clients. Lastly, all designers must have the ability to prioritize and self-project manage. There will be times where multiple projects and deadlines are occurring simultaneously and thus it is crucial that projects and tasks are prioritized appropriately.This position reports to Phase2's Director of Design.Responsibilities

  • Can lead mid-level design engagements with limited oversight.
  • Work in partnership with key stakeholders to define visual language and establish art direction that upholds any existing brand guidelines and strategies.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to facilitate/participate in design workshops to achieve specific outcomes for a particular project goal.
  • Create and improve on a range of artifacts and deliverables throughout the project life cycle, including but not limited to creative briefs, stylescapes, high fidelity compositions, style guides, pattern libraries, and design system documentation.
  • Seeks to receive and give feedback in reviews with stakeholders and peers by using empathy along with deep listening skills.
  • Understand limitations and functional range of what is possible within the realm of designing for the responsive web, but also constantly striving to deliver innovative work.
  • Design, develop, modify, and manipulate graphic images, photography, logos, and icons for client and internal web projects.
  • Take a role in developing and refining team processes and workflow efficiencies.
  • Document processes and techniques for re-use on other projects, or improve existing documentation.
  • Understand and provide feedback on clients' existing brand guidelines and strategies.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with project teams, Phase2 Sales & Marketing, and clients.
  • Work within project parameters and priorities as defined by the Project Manager on both internal and external projects.Minimum Qualifications
    • Must possess at least 4+ years of web design experience
    • Knowledge of design elements, key principles of design, and established UI and visual design best practices
    • Continually learn emerging web technologies
    • In-depth knowledge of typography, color theory, layout, and interaction design
    • Strong skills in visual design/communication skills, deep knowledge of user-centered design, and good usability sensibilities
    • An excellent portfolio exhibiting good taste and a breadth of interactive visual design skills and experience that spans a multitude of web properties
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and ability to adapt to new design tools
    • Intensely collaborative and highly practical, with the ability to handle a wide variety of design challenges
    • A BA/BS or higher degree in Graphic Design, Interaction/Digital Design, or equivalent experience in a related field
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and be willing to transfer skills to other team members
    • Requires strong communication (verbal and written) skills with team members and clients
    • Ability to manage time across a variety of tasks and projects.Preferred Qualifications
      • Experience with Agile development methodologies such as SCRUM or Kanban
      • Experience with illustration and vector graphic creation
      • Experience with branding and identity strategy as well as execution
      • Ability to create artistic compositions by hand using traditional mediums such as pencil on paper, or stylus on-screen
      • Understanding or experience with online publishing, open government, or community-based systems and business practices
      • Knowledge of web-based solutions including data-driven websites, portals, web services, content management systems (CMS)
      • An understanding of HTML, CSS, and other basic syntax
      • Other frontend development experienceAdvancement Criteria Phase2 is committed to transparency for career advancement. Eligibility for advancement requires:
        • Two or more favorable performance management evaluations to include supervisory reviews and peer reviews OR sponsorship from two or more senior leaders.
        • Meeting the minimum qualifications for that role.The typical advancement path is to Senior UI Designer.Physical Demands
          • Frequently remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
          • Occasional adjusting or moving of light objects up to 20 pounds in all directions.
          • Continuous communication on live video chats, calls, and through emails and messaging platforms for the purpose of exchanging information.
          • Continuous repetitive movements that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
          • [If applicable] Travel (approx. 15% - 25%) when required (travel not required during the pandemic)Mental Demands
            • Comprehension - Must continuously be able to understand direction and adhere to established procedures. Must also be able to gather information from clients and employees and synthesize this information in a meaningful way. May also be responsible for making improvements or recommendations to existing procedures.
            • Organization - Must continuously be able to gather and classify information, store information learned from conversations and communications, and then be and be able to quickly recall, interpret, and explain information.
            • Reasoning and Decision Making - Must continuously use logic to analyze and interpret information, and prioritize.
            • Communication - Must continuously express or exchange ideas and meaning with employees and clients.
            • Resilience - Must continuously adapt well in the face of workplace stressors.Regarding COVID-19 VaccinesPhase2 has contracts with the federal government, subjecting it to federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. If you are under consideration for work on a government contract or plan to work from a Phase2 office location, Phase2 will require you to be vaccinated. Phase2 will permit limited medical and religious exemptions. Upon offer of employment, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status.More About Phase2Candidates being considered will be contacted by email first. Every job requires at least 2 interviews--both conducted via video. A representative from Employee Experience will conduct the first interview via video and the invitation will be sent from a valid, Phase2 email address. Additionally, all job offers are delivered via DocuSign with security validation. Phase2 has an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.As a remote-first company, we are able to compete for the best talent, no matter where they live. Our salary structure is commensurate with accomplishment. We offer a full benefits package including 401K with an automatic company contribution. We have more than 140 employees in our Arlington, Virginia, New York, New York, Portland, Oregon, and "everywhere" offices.We are dedicated to creating an environment of openness and engagement. Each member of our workforce can bring the fullest expression of themselves to work every day in order to best serve one another and our clients. We commit to keeping our workplace free from discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Phase2 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Phase2, Arlington , User Interface Designer, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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