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Senior Visual Designer

Senior Visual Designer

(Temporary / Contractor  based out of London, UK)

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At TechSoup you'll find the raw energy of a start-up, an extraordinary vision, and a group of brilliant, talented, quirky people who believe fiercely that the benefits of technology should be available to everyone!  We are a nonprofit organization that believes that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. 

If you think changing the world sounds like a fulfilling way to spend your day, if you want to use your technical and organizational skills to help low-income and disadvantaged people, if you want to work in a fun, challenging, and creative environment, come work with us!

Position Summary:

Our leadership team is looking for a Senior Visual Designer (Temp) that is based out of our office in London, UK that is passionate about human-centered design. This individual will perform the design role from ideation to pixel-perfect asset delivery. The ideal candidate will have an expert knowledge of contemporary design principles and a strong appreciation of emerging technologies and participate in product ideation and conceptual development of experiences.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create visual designs that effectively communicate product function and brand identity, including the design and production of screen layouts, navigation systems, color palettes, typography, user interface elements, and icons.
  • Design motion graphics and animation effects.
  • Produce design specifications, digital redlines, storyboards, scenarios, interaction models, and design prototypes.
  • Successfully communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale, both verbally and visually.
  • Translate wireframes and functional diagrams into designs that convey simplicity, despite system and user need complexity.
  • Engage users through storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping.
  • Give data meaning through information visualization
  • Maintain and inspire high standards for all aspects of the creative process.  
  • Operate as the design lead to a geographically-distributed team that includes project management, business analysis, product strategy, data architecture, and software development.
  • Work closely with development team to ensure that design specifications are executed and pixel-perfect visual assets are implemented.
  • Collaborate with remote UX team to establish and maintain design direction and strategy.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a visual designer, UX designer, interaction designer, orequivalent professional experience.
  • Experience producing visual designs for responsive applications acrossweb, tablet, and mobile platforms.
  • Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Suite; experience with Sketch and InVision; familiarity with Jira; hands-on expertise with HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Knowledge of web technologies and responsive design practices.
  • Well-rounded understanding of web and mobile usability best practices.
  • Capable of independent design process, project, and schedule management.
  • Tolerant of a range of projects, from vague to well-defined, simple to complex, implementation to innovation.
  • Ability to switch easily between different projects and flexibility to handle a rapidly changing environment while delivering high quality results.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative and pragmatic problem solver with an eye towards design details.
  • Ability to solicit and incorporate diverse perspectives.
  • Professional, team player with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communicator, presenter, and collaborator, regardless of organizational structure or hierarchy.
  • Strong portfolio available for viewing showing great sense of design, color, creativity and good communication skills.

Position is based out of London, UK



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