UX/UI Designer

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Aug 24, 2022
Closes
Sep 28, 2022
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a passionate UX/UI designer with experience in designing responsive and mobile adaptive websites and applications. An expert who can design new visual identities through user-centric problem-solving for digital experiences with a wow factor. Encompassing user experience, interaction design, and in-depth branding knowledge. Candidate will work in an exciting, collaborative environment in the Interaction Design Studio (IxD) and project teams to design top-notch, innovative digital solutions. Candidate must be excellent at client communications, presenting work and with a design strategy in a clear, concise, and inspiring manner. Must be able to confidently guide discussions and articulate UX decisions with clients and project teams. 

Job Responsibilities: 
•    Generate innovative, effective, and engaging creative visual solutions for web and mobile products using Figma and the Adobe Creative suite. 
•    Work collaboratively with the IxD team to ensure proposed design concepts align with project goals and client needs.
•    Collaborate and ideate with project teams to produce effective solutions for various types of products. 
•    Create best in class and visually impactful UI components and style guides.
•    Create digital brands and incorporate custom illustration as needed.
•    Work multiple projects concurrently and shift priorities as required to meet business requirements and deadline.
•    Participate in the discovery process through ideation sessions with project teams and clients.
•    Present work to clients and participate in meetings.

Basic Qualifications: 
•    A Bachelor's degree with at least 5 years of professional experience in UX and UI design.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    A comprehensive portfolio, demonstrating visually stunning UI through UX process and methodology.
•    Proficiency in Figma and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator). 
•    Demonstrate a clear understanding of UI and UX modern methodologies.
•    Be able to design/refresh full website experiences from concept to launch.
•    Collaborate with developers on specs, functionality, package files, and QA.
•    Effective in tackling complex feedback from clients and project teams. 
•    Provide smart and strategic solutions for data visualizations and informational products. 
•    Articulate design strategy with clarity and facilitate discussions internally and externally.
•    Ability to multitask and manage time effectively and outstanding attention to detail.
•    Expert knowledge of web design principles and latest best practices.
•    Very familiar with HTML and CSS with solid experience in responsive and mobile design.
•    Ability to create fresh, new, and modern designs, progress established trends, and innovate. 

Preferred Qualifications
•    Expert knowledge of UX/UI trends and latest best practices. 
•    Ability to create captivating digital branding systems and logos. 
•    Strong communication skills to effectively present design solutions internally and to clients. 
•    Strong portfolio of web examples.
•    Use of AA 508 compliance and accessibility best practices. 
•    Fluency in design best practices across all web platforms (mobile, tablet, desktop).

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

 

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.