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User Experience Designer

Kinect Recruitment Ltd
London, UK
Closing date
16 Dec 2020

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User Experience Designer

Location: initially remote (ideally based near Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol or London)

Rate: depending on experience

3-6 month contract

Initially this role will involve remote working however ideally based near Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol or London, as eventually there will be office meetings and workshops that the contractor will be required to attend.

We are looking for contractors at the market rate, dependent on experience.

We haven't made an IR35 determination for this role yet, however it is likely that this will fall Inside IR35 from April 2021.

Please note: An updated CV and portfolio is a mandate to process your application.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced User Experience Designer join our growing national Creative Design team. We're looking for someone with strong user centred design skills, who communicates clearly and persuasively to clients and engages with colleagues. The person for this role would be willing to expand upon their already exceptional skills and learn from other designers and technical disciplines in a fast-paced, progressive environment. Supporting the UX/UI Technical Lead by working with the web development team and other designers to deliver world class engaging websites and applications.

This role offers great scope to grow your experience areas, whether you're developing wireframes and prototypes for MVPs, or consulting on user flows and interaction patterns for existing platforms. There's a huge opportunity to bring greater value to our variety of engineering, infrastructure and architectural design projects. You will bring your ideas, passion and problem-solving approaches to help us deliver fresh, digital solutions. You will also be comfortable in workshop settings, both face-to face and virtually, as well as conducing user feedback sessions. Being a collaborative team player is key, ensuring that delivery is of the highest standard, both visually and technically.

User Experience Designer Responsibilities:

Responsible for designing, amending and implementing small and large scale digital initiatives driven by user needs.

Use a high degree of technical judgement to resolve design challenges.

Utilise your understanding of Information Architecture to apply designs to different development frameworks.

Collaborate with team members and clients to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience.

Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows, site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.

Create prototypes that can communicate to clients/customers for user testing.

Facilitate client workshops in order to gather requirements and evolve your designs.

Closely work with project managers and other disciplines through the project lifecycle to ensure high quality delivery.

Continuously enhance knowledge and keep up with emerging trends in design.

Support on developing time estimates and project proposals.

Track time spent on projects tasks and communicate with project leads and account handlers on task progress.

Required skills:

Developing wireframes and task flows based on user needs

Collaborating with Designers and Developers to create intuitive, user-friendly software

Confident running or contributing to workshops, gathering feedback and running user testing

Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback

Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers

Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs

Familiarity with interaction design and information architecture

Excellent verbal communication skills

Good problem solving skills and attention to detail

Desirable experience:

Knowledge of HTML/CSS; JavaScript is a plus

Good working knowledge of Scrum and Agile development methodologies.

About Creative Design

'Creative Design' is not your typical in-house team. We are a proactive and creative team of over 60 designers, developers, visualisers, filmmakers and immersive media specialists, delivering world class interactive solutions to a wide range of our clients including EDF, Highways England, Transport for London, HS2, Environment Agency, Faithful and Gould and the University of Edinburgh. We work collaboratively with our clients teams and external clients, getting to the heart of problems and adding value and innovation to every project.

Our design principles underpin everything we do. We're problem solvers who are excited by working together to find a solution. We create bespoke communications which focus on bringing meaning to content, make information more accessible and add value to projects. We create and implement viable concepts that utilise technology in a way that enhances outcomes and creates efficiencies. We invest in innovation and focus on upcoming technologies
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