As a Senior Visual Designer, you will employ skill and knowledge in the craft of Design across the digital space to create experiences that are distinctive and memorable. You will be called upon to push the boundaries of typography, color, pattern, imagery, and technology in the service of great ideas while upholding accessibility and usability. You’ll think in terms of need, purpose, and systems before executions. You’re empathetic, dangerously curious, and you thrive in a collaborative team environment.
Work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of Information Architects, UX Designers, Content Managers, Content Strategists, Copywriters & Visual Designers in addition to Client Service, Project Management, Development, and Digital Marketing teams to create purposeful digital experiences for our clients.
Translate client business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into solutions that are visually enticing, intuitively usable, and emotionally engaging.
Collaborate with front-end and back-end developers to ensure desired interactions and animations function as intended.
Support the design of multiple projects in multiple visual styles simultaneously.
Ability to work autonomously and effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams across the agency to ideate and develop creative concepts for the web, social channels, email, and digital advertising campaigns.
Demonstrate an aptitude for time management, organization, and communication.
Generate clear ideas, explore conceptual directions, and execute high-quality visual project solutions from beginning to end.
Present the user interface visually so that information is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to find while adhering to accessibility standards.
Oversee and support the creation of documentation, reference materials, and necessary artifacts to guide internal development teams.
Maintain a current understanding of the latest industry, UX & content trends.
Clearly and effectively present strategic recommendations to internal teams and clients both in-person and remote as necessary.
Support the development of consistent internal processes and the standardization of all client-facing deliverables and artifacts.
Support the Associate Design Director on visual design across projects by providing clear direction to junior visual designers and freelance resources when necessary.
Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication skills, and presentation skills.
Comfortable speaking and presenting to various stakeholders internally and externally.
Experience collaborating with creative copywriters to conceptualize, iterate and formalize high-level ideas into strategic and tangible recommendations.
Extremely outgoing, personable, and positive attitude toward colleagues and clients. Attitude is everything.
Strong working knowledge of Atomic Design methodology and creating comprehensive Digital Design Systems and style guides.
Experience building functional prototypes and communicating intended system behaviors necessary for UI components and patterns.
Impeccable attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
Solid understanding of Responsive Web Design, various frameworks, content management systems, and the technical constraints associated with each.
Strong conceptual and brainstorming skills.
Experience designing accessible products that uphold WCAG standards.
Ability to pivot quickly from high-level strategic thinking to tactical execution.
Driven to learn new skills, share knowledge and support other teammates.
Proficient in Sketch, Invision, Adobe Suite, and other relevant design tools.
Working understanding of HTML5 and CSS3.
Driven to learn new skills and share knowledge with other teammates.
Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of digital design, and how you have successfully implemented it for clients. (Approach, Methodology & Processes)
Experience with Design Thinking Methodology
Experience working with Higher Education Clients
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
OpenArc is a technology consulting firm providing industry-leading technical talent placement, software development, and technology strategy services to clients nationwide. Through a unique blending of people and software, OpenArc has a business practice that delivers amazing enterprise, mobile and consumer-facing apps and the best talent for contract, contract-to-hire and direct placements for clients and partners alike.
Staffed with the most-trusted recruiting experts, elite software developers, UI/UX designers and market experts, our team provides clients with the best resources, the right techniques and world-class support resulting in powerful measurable success.