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Job Post: UI Designer

Grant Z.
InContextCareers
Ann Arbor, MI
Post #: 1
Position: UI Designer
Company: InContext Solutions
Location: Chicago, IL
Check us out at http://www.incontexts...­

Company Description:
InContext Solutions has developed the most advanced online 3D technology to deliver insights to the biggest brands in the world. We are both a technology company and a market research firm. We invent and perfect software to solve our clients’ problems faster, better and more accurately than the competition. We believe success comes from bringing smart, talented people together and providing strong leadership to help them do what they do best. Our company culture is unique and rests on three core principles: Attracting and Keeping the Best Talent, Delivering the Best to our Clients and Creating and Maintaining an Exceptional Work Environment.

Recently named the ninth fastest growing privately held technology company in the United States, we are currently looking for a User Interface Designer to join our team at our Chicago, IL office.

Position Scope:
Working closely with our Product Manager, UX Architect and engineers, the User Interface Designer will play a key role in designing and implementing the front end visual design and interaction for new features and products. He/She will lead visual and interactive design development throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables. As such, the candidate must be able collaborate effectively and efficiently with multiple teams. We are looking for a designer who is ambitious, hungry and has the desire to make a difference.

Position Description:
This User Interface Designer will work closely with our Product Manager and UX Architect and interact with multiple teams at InContext. He/She must be able to understand and respond to performance data (metric tests, usability studies), and steer the direction of future creative designs. This person will be responsible for translating conceptual ideas into engaging and user-friendly visual presentations, interactions and designing solutions. As such, the candidate should be able to produce deliverables such as storyboards, templates, wireframes, screen layouts, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and prototypes.

Skills/Qualifications:
InContext is all about people. We are committed to finding, training and growing fun, interesting and ambitious people who demonstrate integrity, intelligence and the ability to make things happen. Candidates must possess a theoretical and practical knowledge of visual and interactive design to be a fit for this role. At the same time, however, they must be a strong cultural fit, sharing our commitment to building a world class company. Candidates should:

- Have at least 3-5 years of experience in user interface design
- Have experience either leading or playing a major role in the visual and interactive design of a commercial software product, specifically creating user experiences for desktop, web and mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad or Android – ideally in a B2B setting with heavy emphasis on business application design versus static, informational websites
- Have experience designing user interfaces and interaction for software, web or games/simulation; ideally all three
- Be well-versed in fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines and principals
- Have also the technical and theoretical knowledge to design a superiorly engaging and pleasant user experience
- Have the ability to visualize, own and execute the creation of an experience from initial conception to collaborating with engineers on implementation
- Be capable of rendering beautiful visuals – anything ranging from content layout to form elements and textures
- Be proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and Illustrator in particular)
- Be proficient at prototyping or mocking up functional user interfaces
- Have the ability to deliver solid designs on a tight deadline
- Be comfortable with an iteractive design process that includes accepting and managing feedback and constructive criticism
- Be self-motivated with the ability to work independently
- Have excellent collaborative skills
- Preferably (but not mandatory) have knowledge of HTML and CSS plus knowledge of other front end web technologies, i.e. Javascript frameworks
- Be able to share an online portfolio of previous work
- Have experience working closely with interaction designers and product mangers in the past
- Preferably have experience designing for tablet devices, or wishes to build this knowledge

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to careers@incontextsolutions.com, please include the position title and location in the subject line of your email.
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