Intermediate UX Designer – Toronto, Canada | Freelance

We’re seeking a talented User Experience Specialist to work with our downtown Toronto based client.

As the User Experience Specialist you will be working closely with the UX and Visual Design team under the project's lead UX Designer, as well as more broadly with a cross-functional team to deliver a highly effective, well-crafted and evidence-based digital experience.

The ideal candidate will be able to quickly synthesize business requirements, research and design principles into well-considered flows, wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes, working on different aspects and deliverables of the project as it progresses. You will need to be able to identify and solve problems; explore different design solutions and articulate for the user in each solution; and present to and collaborate with a wide range of project team members and stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Consume and understand business, functional and technical requirements
  • Design user interfaces by applying the fundamental principles of user experience design, research experience, industry best practices and balancing those against system constraints and business objectives
  • Create and revise user flows, sitemaps and wireframes based on specifications
  • Develop rapid interactional UX prototypes
  • Participate in design review sessions with project teams
  • Document detailed user experience specifications

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a user experience designer or similar role
  • 1+ years of experience working on complex web projects with medium to large-sized teams
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in UX
  • Bachelor's degree in design or a related field
  • User-focussed and analytical; the ideal person for this role will have a deep understanding and appreciation of the process of identifying users’ needs
  • Excellent skills in creating flows, low and medium fidelity wireframes and prototypes for different screen breakpoints (responsive design)
  • Well versed in fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines and principles and user behavioural psychology
  • Highly comfortable presenting and substantiating design decisions (in both formal and informal settings), based on industry best-practice guidelines, personal experience and research findings
  • Excellent proficiency in Axure RP and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Experience in related UX/UI design software desirable: InVision, Sketch, Principle
  • Previous experience with Agile design/development methodology
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in user research techniques (e.g. usability tests, focus groups)  
  • Understanding of web and mobile technologies; experience coding in HTML/CSS/JS an asset but not necessary

Please apply now for immediate consideration.

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We appreciate your interest but due to time constraints we can only contact candidates in consideration. Creative Niche is dedicated to matching outstanding communication, design and interactive professionals with the right companies. If you are not contacted for the current role(s) for which you have applied, please be confident that your application will be electronically filed for future searches.

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