Senior UX Designer

Bethesda, MD
Jul 28, 2022
Aug 12, 2022
Full Time
Who We Are:Brightfind is a specialized digital design and web development agency, with more than 25 years of experience providing award-winning services to associations and not-for-profit organizations nationwide. Our efforts center on Web Strategy, Information Architecture, Web Design, Content Management, and Usability.Brightfinders are hardworking, forward thinking, creative, and passionate about creating outstanding digital experiences. We understand highly technical concepts and have the unique ability to translate them into plain language for non-technical users. Brightfinders love to share, but also value listening to our clients, to our client's web visitors, to our partners, and to each other.Who We're Looking For:A UX designer that is inspired by technology and passionate about developing innovative digital experiences that make lasting impressions.A deep understanding of UX best practices.An innovator that is consistently ahead of the curve on UX and UI trends.The ability to lead the user research tasks, sitemap, wireframe, and design stages of a project.A highly collaborative and communicative team member who works across the entire project life cycle to ensure all client UX and UI goals are being met.The ability to conceptualize ideas and develop attention grabbing and visually engaging web design systems.Possess strong presentation skills.What You'll Do:Lead user research tasks such as card sorting, surveys, focus groups, information architecture exercises, and journey mapping.Work with clients to understand content requirements and design wireframes and sitemaps accordingly.Design UX assets for all device sizes.Design UX assets for a variety of end-user experiences including websites, apps, blogs, newsletters, forms, workflows, and a variety of other online asset types.Participate in requirements gathering discussions and present resulting deliverables to clients.Receive and incorporate feedback with an appropriate demonstration of expertise and professionalism.Guide clients in the proper use of designed assets and in meeting best practices for related disciplines such as accessibility compliance.Work closely with project managers to develop reasonable timelines and adhere to the same.Work closely with business analysts to define and document functional needs resulting from UX designs.Work closely with creative team members to create cohesive, bespoke design systems.Collaborate with developer team members including front-end and back-end developers to convey requirements and ensure projects meet client expectations from start to finish.Serve as a company resource on questions of user experience best practices and represent Brightfind as a subject matter expert at industry events.What You Need:Bachelor's degree or higher in design or communication field of study.Alternatively, candidates may have a certification from a nationally recognized user experience training firm such as Nielsen Norman Group or General Assembly.Have 5+ years of digital experienceCreative design is a strong benefit but is not requiredExpert in Figma and Adobe Creative SuitesFamiliarity with other tools such as Invision, Sketch, Moqups, and Axure is valued but not required.Professional experience presenting user experience assets and methodologies. (Candidates may be asked to submit short, sample presentation videos.)Must have and provide a portfolio that demonstrates a wide range of web design projects.Experience providing UX and design assets that meet WCAG accessibility standards. (Candidates may be asked to provide examples.)BenefitsNo Commute. Work Remotely. Work at home, a coffee shop, on a beach wherever you can comfortably get your work done.Competitive Compensation As great as we are, we realize you'll want a paycheck too.Comprehensive Health Care Taking care of yourself is pretty important. We offer comprehensive medical and dental insurance.Disability We hope you never need this, but it's nice to have it if you do.Paid Holidays Because everyone loves a long weekend!Unlimited Paid Time Off Everyone needs time away. We encourage you to take it.You've read this far so you might just be a good fit, so let's talk. Apply Now!

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