Fantastic opportunity for a Visual Product Research Designer!
Our Chicago-based client is seeking a Visual Product Research Designer to partner directly with other UX practitioners working on consumer and support representative experiences. Preferably in the Candler/Phoenix AZ area-
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri (CST) 8 AM - 5 PM
What are the top 3 things you are looking for in this contingent worker?
"(1) User Experience Architecture - system thinking, flow diagramming, wire-framing, sketching
(2) Visual Design - details comps with an appreciation and understand for color & brand impacts on the digital user experience
(3) User Experience Research - ability to create prototypes as well as conduct research when necessary"
"Is there a chance this contingent worker could be hired as a permanent employee?
(If not, we may leverage Visa and subcontracting candidates to expand the pool of candidates to review.)"
Work Location (Address)
Preferred Chandler, AZ office outside of Phoenix, AZ. Remote is also possible, would prefer candidates in the Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones as to align closely with the manager's and rest of team's timezone.
How will this individual interact with other members of the team?
The role is part of an existing UX team of 14 other design disciplines including: writers, researchers, architects, product designers, and visual designers. The product designer will be placed on a squad of 4 other team members and responsible for delivering design features in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology. They are expected to be good teammates and attend all team meetings such as (but not limited to): stand-ups, plannings, reviews, WIPs, and solution demos.
"Product Designers are multi-faceted and possess proficiency in more than one UX discipline: Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Product Strategy, Experience Strategy, and User Research. Product Designers are responsible for defining and delivering experiences that are engaging, usable, useful, and solve a true customer & business need. This person will work within Consumer Engagement Management Ecosystem (CEME) team, on Design initiatives for end consumers with journey owners, product managers, stakeholders, and other UX practitioners.
Partner directly with other UX practitioners working on consumer and support representative experiences
Design & envision future experiences iteratively in a dynamic test & learn driven environment
Use design thinking methods to construct concepts that can be tested and validated with users
Leverage data and user feedback to help draw actionable conclusions that drive and influence stakeholders design decisions
Actively participate in design discussions and workshops with key stakeholders
Help to conduct secondary user research and use analysis methods to answer questions and fill knowledge gaps
Depending on needs of a project, ability to create storyboards, wireframes, user flow diagrams, prototypes, and other interactive designs
Work collaboratively with other UXD practitioners (UX Architects, Visual Designers, Product Designers, Content Strategists), Technologists, and management, on interaction design principles, best practices, and feasibility
Continuously learn new skills and capabilities by monitoring consumer trends, attending workshops, joining professional groups and mentoring others in UX design methodologies
2+ years as a UX designer in highly collaborative environments
Proficiency in at least two UX disciplines such as: Interaction Design/Information Architecture, Visual Design, User Research, Front-End Development, or Product Design Strategy
Experience using a wide breadth of UX methodologies
Excellent communication, organization, presentation, and time management skills
Proficient in Sketch, Axure, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, or other design tools
Understands the constraints of technology and data platforms: Native Mobile, Responsive Web, and Internet of Things (IoT)
Ability to communicate and present concepts & research findings both verbally and visually
Bachelors degree or higher in the following is a plus: Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Sciences, Psychology, Human Factors, and/or Computer Science
Experience designing in insurance, financial or highly regulated verticals is a plus
About the Company:
Peterson Technology Partners (PTP) has been Chicago's premier Information Technology (IT) staffing, consulting, and recruiting firm for over 23+ years. Named after Chicago's historic Peterson Avenue, PTP has built its reputation by developing lasting relationships, leading digital transformation, and inspiring technical innovation throughout Chicagoland.
Based in Park Ridge, IL, PTP's 250+ employees have a narrow focus on a single market (Chicago) and expertise in 4 innovative technical areas;
PTP exists to ensure that all of our partners (clients and candidates alike) make the best hiring and career decisions.