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UI Designer

$4,750.00 / week and a $20.00 sign-up fee

Monthly Rate*
  • Rapidly build and iterate prototypes that express design intent, using the best and most appropriate tools and techniques for the task.
  • Help define both long and short-term strategy for User Interface patterns and roadmap within the digital properties.
  • Creates product prototypes.
  • Collaborate alongside digital creatives, data researchers, product managers and developers.
  • Meeting with clients to discuss website needs and function.
  • Ability to build designs and prototypes using Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, etc. Experience with HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Build traditional desktop websites, responsive mobile sites and/or native apps.
How many months?

Background:

  • Passionate about developing and evolving creative ideas.
  • Experience defining overall user interface design systems for large complex experiences, components library, and platforms, for reuse across multiple products in a suite.
  • Establish best practices in micro front-end architectural pattern adoption by ensuring reusability of fragments and pages.
  • Experience designing across multiple platforms, and working with technical/design teams to create user flows, wireframes, and building user interface mockups and prototypes.
  • Highly collaborative mindset with other designers and partners in Product Management and Engineering.
  • Outstanding conceptual and interaction design skills and experience in designing and shipping successful platform experiences for enterprise users.
  • Ability to turn ideas into richly functional and visually slick mockups and prototypes.
  • Team player.
  • Ability and skill to train other people in procedural and technical topics.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

*Max allocation of resources limited to 160 hours per month.
**Overtime rate: $140/hr.

High Fidelity Prototyping
Prototyping skills include:

  • Fluency with prototyping tools. UX designers use software like Sketch, Figma, InVision, or Adobe XD to create wireframes and prototypes.
  • Visual communication. When wireframing and prototyping, designers visually describe design solutions in varying degrees of detail.
  • Command of design theory. Design decisions should reflect core usability heuristics like consistency, user control, system status visibility, and more.
Visual Communication Skills
Visual design is very important to UX. It involves the look and feel of a website and a lot more than that. There are some standardized UI elements like the playback button. Whenever users see this button, they know that it is clickable and what it does.

The main goal of good visual communication is to minimize the need for written instructions. Ideally, users should need nothing more than visual cues to navigate and find whatever they need.

Typography Skills
Typography skills are highly important in UI/UX design. Typography can enhance user interface and experience by focusing the users’ attention on important elements in the design. Knowing which font to use and where or where to use a bold or italic is an important skill for designers.
Interaction Design Skills
Intuitive interaction design is important for digital products. It helps users achieve their goals with minimal effort. UI/UX designers should be highly concerned with information access, screen layout, and user flows.
Analytical Skills
A UI/UX designer has to keep monitoring data on product usability and keep identifying ways to improve products. Whenever a new app or website is created, they have to test it. If they understand what all the analytics means, it can help them evaluate the design.
Information Architecture Skills
UI/UX designers have to concern themselves with the users’ need for knowledge and education about the product. If the product is something like a complex software application, it will require a content strategy.
Agile Methodology
Agile is an iterative approach to project management and software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster and with fewer headaches. Instead of betting everything on a “big bang” launch, an agile team delivers work in small, but consumable, increments.
Branding
Designers build, maintain or augment styleguides for clients. When working with a brand, they utilize an in-depth understanding of what makes that brand unique. Then, they bring that brand to life through logos, colors, typography, illustration, photography, graphic elements, and more. Designers are able to create work that is consistent across platforms and that speaks to the right audience.

Strategy
UI Designers are strategic thinkers – they consider how certain design elements work together and how to best convey meaning while adhering to design standards and components. This involves conducting market research, brainstorming, thumbnailing, developing ideas, and evaluating designs.

Problem Solvers

Think of a design brief as a problem: a client needs something to be communicated, and the right design will solve their problem. UI Designers use problem solving skills throughout the design process. This may involve troubleshooting design issues or revising designs to meet client needs.