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Senior User Experience Architect
Onward Search's client, a nationally recognized retailer, is seeking an experienced and creative UX architect to join their team. In this role, you will create end-to-end designs for their digital experience. You will be responsible for all aspects of the mobile web experience, from creating high-level user flows to detailed wireframes with annotation.The ideal candidate's portfolio will show a variety of work in mapping and wireframing across responsive sites. This position is a mobile-first company that is recreating the entire consumer experience. You will be very comfortable explaining the input and owning your contributions to the enterprise applications you have been a part of.Experience:A/BS Degree in Interaction Design, HCI or similar fields. 3-5 years minimum experience in UX design for consumer-facing Internet company. E-commerce experience preferred. Experience solving complex UX challenges, creating user journey, task flows, and annotated wireframes. Experience in creating interactive prototypes to support A/B testing or usability testings. Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced, agile environment. Plays well with others and can collaborate with UX researchers, product managers, engineers, writers, and other designers. Empathetic and inquisitive, with a positive attitude and openness to collaboration. Communicates effectively across all levels of the organization, from engineering to management. Expert knowledge of Sketch, Adobe CS, Axure, or similar tools. Potential Candidates need to show examples of both responsive web and mobile app design. Strong problem solving and communication skills. Experience in usability testing and customer research experience is a huge plus. Experience with analytical tools and A|B testing methodologies is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
If you’re a usability researcher, we have multiple opportunities for you with one of our growing clients. You will design, build, administer and assess usability research studies across many websites and applications. This will involve working with UX to build studies, generating insights that lead to improvements, and helping to establish usability goals for future projects. Additionally, you will track changes in user experience over time.Responsibilities:Experience designing, building and running usability research studies. Insight into user behaviors and expectations as well as different methods of conducting studies. Ability to interpret findings and recommend action items. Exceptional communication and presentation skills.Experience:1-5 years of experience conducting user research studies. Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major). Up-to-date resume. Experience using analysis and analytics to uncover usability issues.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Junior UX Architect
Front End Developer
Onward Search's client, a web design and development company that builds and creates digital and web brands designed to convert, is seeking a Web Designer to join their team. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience to fill the role. Responsibilities:Have solid design chops, great presentation/client skills, and a solid passion for UX. Love making websites that are beautiful AND user-friendly. Nerd out on just being creative.Experience:Can lead all design related discussions to uncover functional requirements, brand guidelines, and audience personas. Can participate in all client meetings to confidently present and defend designs related deliverables to peers, clients, and executive level stakeholders. Has strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must have an excellent eye for design hierarchy, color, typography, and layout on the web. Must have a portfolio with at least 5+ years of web/interface design experience. Must have experience working in a team environment (design agency background is a definite plus). Has an excellent understanding of information architecture, usability, and responsive web design principles/limitations. Has an excellent understanding of SEO, analytics, and content strategy. Can execute and prioritize tasks on short deadlines. Stays up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques, and technologies. Is highly skilled in Sketch and Photoshop, with experience using InVision.Does this sound like you? This is an onsite role, located on the north side of the City. Please apply today!
Front End Developer
Onward Search is seeking a Marketing Coordinator for a 3-month extendable contract opportunity in Downtown, Chicago. Our client, a premier financial institution, is revered as one of the top companies to work for and is known for its collaborative and engaging work environment. The ideal candidate is organized, creative, and eager to jump-start their career in marketing. Apply today to speak with one of our associates and learn more!Skills and Requirements:Coordinates and implements marketing communication projects with responsibilities that include public relations, special events management, advertising, and creating brand awareness. Organizes the preparation of proposals and presentations using marketing resource materials such as brochures, data, slides, photographs, and reports. Prepare status reports on marketing efforts. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. MS Office and/or Google Suite experience required.Apply below to be considered for this opportunity!
Onward Search's client, a well-known financial institution and technology brand has an exciting opportunity for talented advertising professional to join serving as an internal subject matter expert responsible for advertising strategy, planning, development, and implementation of advertising creative for Brand and assigned Lines of Businesses (LOBs). The ideal candidate will have experience strategizing, developing and implementing advertising campaigns across a variety of media including traditional and emerging platforms. You will be responsible for ensuring that advertising plans align with the overall marketing strategy and deliver on Brand objectives. The role also includes management of external Agency partners. Responsibilities:Collaborate with Brand Strategy, Media, Sponsorships, Social and Marketing & Analysis teams to develop integrated marketing campaigns. Develop advertising creative that drives innovation and impact by incorporating new and traditional creative in unique ways. Evaluate research, develop points of view and craft advertising strategies and tactics to address business objectives. Support Brand and LOB (line of business) advertising plan execution and maintenance; manage agency authorizations and plan actualizations. Manage advertising campaign budgets, including monthly reconciliation and reporting. Collaborate with other brand team members to ensure integration across channels and campaigns. Develop a solid understanding of financial services competitive category, stay current with advertising trends and identify opportunity areas. Develop a strong agency partner and vendor relationships Influence business partners on an advertising approach via succinct, data-driven presentation. Track, benchmark, and report on key performance indicators. Foster an environment of motivation, inspiration, curiosity, and passion for the work we do.Experience:Previous management of large multi-media advertising campaigns and budgets. Proven communication and influence skills. Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects based on business-critical needs. Experience in writing advertising briefs and working with marketing strategy and agency partners. Experience in developing advertising campaigns (national and local) for media including television, radio, print, out-of-home, digital and mobile. Strong digital advertising experience including desktop, mobile, social, video and SEM. Bachelor’s Degree or Military experience. At least 5 years of professional experience within an advertising agency or corporate environment in an advertising creative development role.Preferred Qualifications:Master’s Degree. At least 5 years of experience managing national and local integrated advertising campaigns and budgets. At least 1 year of experience managing advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 brands.3Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Junior Motion Graphic Designer
Are you a Motion Graphic Designer looking for a quick hit? Does your book speak to high-level advertising agency pedigree? If so, continue reading!Junior Motion Graphics Artist Start: ASAP – 3 weeks Based in Downtown ChicagoWe are looking for someone that has a range of skills to cover for one of our designer/animators that are out on leave. Ideally, we are looking for someone who can bridge the gap between Photoshop and After Effects for some OLVs and GIFs.Key personal requirements: Reel showing motion graphics work, patience, attention to detail (this is a pharma client).Knowledge of: Adobe Suite (especially After Effects, Premiere, and Photoshop). Solid understanding of export settings and codecs for online delivery is helpful. This will hire off of your book, so don't delay in applying below! Looking forward to chatting about the opportunity.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
eCommerce Marketing Assistant
The eCommerce Catalog Specialist II is responsible for supporting one of our clients’ largest eCommerce businesses units. The core responsibilities of the role will include updating the online catalog, including new product setup, optimizing and product assortment.Skills:Own, manage and update catalog related activities and responsibilities. Work cross-functionally with the client and internal team members. Plan and execute management of new item setup process to maximize SEO content. Manage content updates, including images, descriptions. Work with Sales leads to optimize product assortment and update pricing structures. Address and manage all customer requests on catalog related issues.Requirements:Bachelor’s degree. Consumer Products industry or eCommerce experience/internship preferred - Recent grad acceptable. Solid understanding of eCommerce components and strategy. Strong Excel skills with V-lookups, pivot tables needed. Strong problem solving and multi-tasking skills. Fast learner of technical systems, data sources, and processes – SAP experience is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!