UI/UX Graphic Designer

SimplePin - Quebec City, QC (16 months ago)

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User Interface / User Experience Graphic Designer
The UI/UX Graphic Designer is responsible for gathering requirements and definitions, for designing new applications and altering existing applications, for developing and maintaining dynamic user interfaces for the multiple SimplePin web and native mobile applications, for driving the evolution of corporate front-end standards, and for branding guidelines. More specifically, the UI/UX Graphic Designer is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Duties, responsibilities and tasks
Create holistic design solutions that address all business, brand, and user requirements
Evolve and enhance the User Interface of the core SimplePin application and Company website
Participate in the analysis, elaboration, and estimation of customer requirements and specifications
Analyze business requirements and provide the feedback to stakeholders.
Track time and deliver time-sheets on weekly basis
Design new production-quality features and functionalities that meet customer requirements
Effectively communicate conceptual ideas and develop the rationale for and the specifics of a user-centered design process
Work closely with the business team to develop user scenarios, storyboards, and high-level requirements
Work with web developers and engineers to deliver final products
Build high-quality mock-ups and design different prototypes
Conduct usability testing and user research
Conduct competitor and customer analysis
Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, technical constraints/opportunities and usability findings
Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flows for on-device software applications for a variety of screen sizes and interaction models
Create process flows, wireframes, and visual design mock-ups as needed to effectively conceptualize user flows and communicate detailed interaction behaviors
Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
Present design work to the user production team, development team, and executives for review and feedback
Work with other team members on release planning and deployment activities
Innovate and improve product design, creative processes, and tools by advocating designs that promote efficiency, reliability, and reusability
Provide creative solutions related to the User Interface and the User Experience
Ensure all personal deliverables are completed with highest level of quality within the assigned deadlines
Ensure that the goals and the objectives are accomplished within defined timeframes and allocated budgets
Assist with content development for corporate website and marketing campaigns
Skills, competencies and qualifications
Three or more years of experience in user experience design or industry experience (corporate, software, web or agency)
B.A./B.Sc./B.Eng. degree in graphic design, design communication, human-computer interaction or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
A fundamental understanding of designing for different technologies, platforms and browsers
Fluency in the principles of user-centered design methods, information architecture, usability, and interface and interaction design
Ability to present cohesive design approaches to a non-design audience (including business, product and technology teams)
Ability to create information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, and screen flows
A firm grasp of a range of UX tools, processes, and outcomes
Ability to practice continuous improvement and promote knowledge sharing
Capable of managing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines
Strategic creative thinking with the ability to develop and implement actionable plans
Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and writing skills
Multi-tasking capabilities with the ability to adjust to a paced environment
Ability to work under minimal supervision, with general guidance from technical management
Technical skills
In-depth knowledge of graphic design software such as
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Interaction Design - Adobe after effects or principle, Axure, Invision, Marvel or any other software used for making prototypes
Experience with video-editing software is a plus
Experience in HTML5 technologies, Angular, Bootstrap, and/or CSS
Experience in design for responsive cross-browser/cross-platform UIs for web applications
Knowledge of Atlassian products, including JIRA and Confluence
Drupal CMS experience is a plus
Experience with financial math is a plus
Reports to
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Software design and development