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User Experience Architect
Onward Search is currently seeking a talented goal oriented User Experience Architect to join their growing design and development team located in Chicago. The User Experience Architect is responsible for optimizing the usability of a website or mobile application to allow the various user roles to accomplish their objectives in a manner that results in the best possible user experience. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, analytical, intuitive, and possesses a keen understanding of technology as it affects user experiences. Responsibilities: Help drive new features and enhancements to the digital landscape with a focused perspective on increasing conversion rate, revenue per visitor and site performance Develop usability test plans and materials Work closely with the development team to build the best consumer solution to any UI challenge Work with Product Management to drive project kickoff discovery sessions, helping to clarify business goals and problems, identifying user needs and tasks, and setting UX timelines Requirements: 2-4 years of dedicated experience and/or college degree in some combination of the following: Interaction Design, Human Factors/HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Information Science, Cognitive and/or Behavioral Psychology Strong working knowledge of standard UX design tools: Axure, OmniGraffle, Sketch, or Adobe Creative Suite Strong Organizational skills and attention to detail Proven experience creating interactive prototypes, low and high-fidelity wireframes, user stories, workflow diagrams and storyboards for digital site experiences If you have the experience, skills, and desire to join a growing company, apply now!
Onward Search is looking for an experienced Presentation Designer to bring a high level of creativity to our client in Chicago. From day one, you’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of designs that translate brand messages while maximizing current technologies and trends. Skills: Strong design abilities across a variety of genres, with an ability to create engaging presentations Ability to conceptualize ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects Creative department trafficking skills Requirements: 3+ years of design experience Experience with print and digital design assets Experience with InDesign and PowerPoint required Experience with Keynote is a plus Portfolio with samples of solid presentation work If you are available for new opportunities, and interested in being part of a great company, apply now!
Our client is looking for a creative email designer to join our fast-paced design team in Chicago. The Email Designer will create images, graphics, HTML elements that support our clients email programs. You will conceptualize and create graphic solutions for emails under the direction of the Director. The Email Designer is primarily responsible for developing creative design solutions from conception through implementation that translate our clients brand strategy. You will work on existing digital platforms and assist on new projects in development. Skill Set: Programming and design skills Creating & designing Email Graphics for our Email marketing campaigns Insure that project deliverables are well executed and on schedule. Thorough understanding of the creative objectives of each project and partner with various departments and teams. Responsible for maintaining consistency of all assets and how the brand is represented Adhere to guidelines and offer new ideas. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in digital and graphic design or equivalent Superior attention to detail. The candidate should be organized and flexible and able to think and work beyond the creative brief. Able to implement online marketing best practices A portfolio of work demonstrating experience leading the design of creative across multiple platforms including e-commerce, mobile and social media High-level competency in Photoshop Proficient in web enhancement technologies; Flash, GIF, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, CSS and web optimization Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now!
Our client is looking for an experienced web designer to join their growing team in Chicago. While creating fresh and dynamic graphics for web properties ranging from websites to landing pages to banners, you’ll work with the web development team to brainstorm ideas for mock-ups. You’ll also design looks for highly engaging web experiences, prepare finished files for programming, develop style guides and comply with existing branding standards. Sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply now. Skills: Design skills that cover all facets of the web Ability to maintain, update and improve various online properties An understanding of web design concepts from a user perspective Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team Desire to stay current on web design trends with an eye towards the future of web design Requirements: 2+ years of web design experience Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, design or a related field Up-to-date resume and portfolio Experience with industry standard web design software Apply now for immediate consideration!
We’re searching for an experienced Graphic Designer with exceptional creative skills for one of our clients in Chicago. As a designer, your abilities will be put to use translating brand messages and implementing creative ideas that showcase current technologies and design trends. You’ll also contribute to brainstorming sessions to develop ideas for presentations, trade shows and other needs. Skills: Design abilities in areas ranging from line looks and logos, to typography and basic structural studies Turning conceptual ideas into solid designs Ability to independently manage projects Creative department trafficking skills Requirements: 1-2 years of design experience Experience with print and digital artwork Experience with industry standard design software on a Mac Up-to-date resume and portfolio Get the most from your design skills. Apply now!
3D Scenic Designer
Our client, a brand engagement agency with offices in the Loop is seeking an experiential designer to work on developing sets and stages for conferences and similar venues. The ideal candidate: is a 3D set/scenic designer has an architectural background fully understands designing for conferences and similar venues Experience required: 2+ years in 3D design Previous experience creating and designing environments for trade shows, conventions, etc Up to date portfolio This is a contract role that starts right away! Apply today.
User Experience Architect
Are you a UX'er that is looking for their next global experience? Do you enjoy wireframing, flows, design changes, etc on an enterprise level? Do you crave the deep dive into existing work to improve the overall user experience? This might just be the one you have been waiting for.... Summary: Their Global Mobile Application is being enhanced with functional and design changes to formative flows in the current experience. While initial designs have been created, additional expertise is required to further vet from a technical, data and design standpoint that the proposed solutions are optimal. The UX and IA will be responsible for assessing and modifying current or proposed designs to reflect newly agreed solutions, and producing documentation, guidance and oversight for the onsite development resources responsible for bringing these designs to bear in the front-end design experience. All changes are intended for eventual rollout in market. Deliverables for this team: Prototype concepts defined by the Global Digital based on priority and feasibility for US market, and as required and prioritized prior to development Requirement / story grooming, technical design, development, and testing (QA) activities in support of the app for the US market Provide ongoing support for estimating, planning and executing new projects for adding/enhancing features and capabilities to the US market application. Please DO NOT hesitate to introduce yourself by applying below. Readily available and local candidates will have first consideration!
Interaction Designer E-Commerce
As a Senior Interaction Designer we need your expertise to make an impact in a highly strategic and important initiative within the Customer Experience of our client’s Global eCommerce Division. Specifically, your assignment is to apply your deep knowledge of user interaction design (research, conceptual design, prototyping, testing) as part of the team to deeply engage the customer. You will work within cross-functional teams and dedicate their collective creativity and execution to delivering experiences that bring delight to our customers, meeting them where they are. Ultimately, your passion to serve and a growth mindset will make you a valuable member of this cross-functional team, owning and crafting effective designs from top to bottom to create a delightful and effective eCommerce experience. The right fit is a strategic thinker with an advanced interaction design background, passionate for building in the ecommerce space, who will jump in and make an immediate impact. What You'll Do: Think conceptually - applying a user-centered approach to requirements and interdependencies - to develop engaging interfaces Steer interaction design decisions based on good judgment, experience, research, and data Make a real impact at scale through new product launches and interface improvements that affect billions of our customers every day Qualifications: A strong product design portfolio that demonstrates how you design to solve for both business requirements and customer needs Stellar interaction skills (track record of deploying user interface standards and conventions, functional communication flows, dynamic engaging interfaces) Excellent grasp of the design thinking and process including Product/Interaction/Visual, with the know-how to move from pencil on paper to layout to pixel-perfect handoff Deep understanding of design principals and industry trends Expert communication and presentation skills with ability to clearly present your work; you are articulate and can advocate design rationale Expert partnering with cross functional teams in launching new products and improvements to existing features Preferred Qualifications: Experience building efficient scalable systems or in eCommerce Bachelor's in Design, User Experience, Human Computer Interaction, Mass Communications or related field Bachelor's degree and 5+ years designing for multiple platforms experience, with 3+ years as a senior interaction designer or equivalent practical experience
Onward Search is seeking a Graphic Designer to help our client’s team. They work collaboratively in a friendly, open environment to produce great work, helping clients from around the world bring their projects and can conceptualize ideas into reality. You will jump in hands first and help create masterpieces as well. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for designing digital presentations, web pages, identity work, print. This is a contract to hire role and could lead to a Sr Designer or Art Director. Work Experience Requirements: 3-5 years of experience Maintain graphic integrity of the established brand in all materials Exceptional portfolio showcasing typographical and design skills Proficient in PowerPoint Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Ability to handle multiple projects at one time Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within short time frame
Front End Developer