Designer

zu is looking for a UX/UI Designer to help us continue to create best-in-class design solutions for our clients. This role requires strong visual and information design skills to help us create elegant digital solutions. Strategic thinking is crucial to zu’s visual designs in order to best serve our existing and future clients. Using elements such as typography, illustration, photography and layouts, a strong designer always has an extremely creative mind that can absorb visual trends and deploy them in fresh and exciting ways.

    Responsibilities

    • Will be able to estimate project timelines and participate in project definition phases
    • Create user-centred UI/UX concepts on time and on budget
    • Must be able to multitask in order to work on a variety of digital projects
    • Must balance client needs, personal design aesthetic, and UX best practices
    • Will be able to conduct information architecture, wireframing, and UI designs
    • Must understand how to translate content and strategy concepts into wireframes and visual designs that create desired user experience
    • Build or understand existing brand guidelines
    • Build robust style guides defining a product with distinct visual design identity
    • Annotate your designs for hand-off to internal developers
    • Work in a team environment with other remote UX designers and developers
    • Responsible for communication and knowledge transfer to other team members and clients on all aspects of the project
    • Self-manage, prioritize tasks, and proactively communicate status and challenges and changes to project managers
    • Lead usability testing, decide best practices and communicate results to the rest of the team and zu clients
    • Staying up to date with industry trends

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
    • 2-5+ years as a UX/Product/UI Designer (or similar)
    • Experience in digital and web
    • Must have a strong UI-focused portfolio demonstrating a diverse range of experiences
    • Must have the ability to work in cross-functional teams
    • Experience in implementing responsive designs
    • Working knowledge of what is feasible to implement on the web and mobile apps
    • Self-driven, team oriented, and able to articulate your opinions and design decisions internally and externally
    • Shipped at least 1-2 enterprise level solutions or web applications
    • Expert skills with Adobe Suite or other design tools 
    • An eye for detail and deep knowledge on user-focused, human centric designs
    • Ability to recognize both short and long-term perspectives of a proposed product
    • Ability to iterate quickly
    • A strong verbal and written communicator, skilled in explaining your work, process, and decisions to cross-functional stakeholders, accepting feedback and integrating into the finished product
    • Highly organized, including clear file management using Google Drive 
    • Knowledge of technologies and front-end development is considered an asset

    *Applications without portfolios will not be considered