Our client, one of the largest financial industry clients in Canada, has an immediate need for a Visual Product Designer. This is a contract position for one (1) year located in Toronto, ON (Temp Remote).
What are the main responsibilities of the role?
The designer will be part of a 4-person squad (Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, Content Designer and Design Researcher), led by a Design Lead and working on a daily basis with a number of cross-functional partners: product managers, project managers, business analysts, developers and quality assurance teams.
What capabilities makes the designer you’re replacing (or current designers on your team) successful?
A curious, strategic, and collaborative team member with an open mindset; a natural leader who ignites design conversation by inviting and responding to feedback; a self-starter with solid time management and presentation skills; a skilled product designer that lives and breathes mobile-first, comfortable working on multiple projects; An experienced Visual Designer with a natural feel for typography and design.
What does the future state of success look like for the new designer?
Has adapted relatively quickly to our ways of working (3 months), has extensive knowledge of the app’s design system and patterns, fully collaborates with the immediate team (squad) on a daily basis, is self-motivated, self-sufficient, understands well how to be successful in a larger team environment and with multiple cross-functional partners, can identify opportunities for improvement within the team and contributes enthusiastically.
What are the must have skills (4-5 max)?
- Mobile Product design experience, in a Visual Designer role (Native Mobile App or responsive web)
- Solid typography, visual hierarchy and concepting skills
- Experience working with complex design systems
- Lean UX and working with Agile dev teams
- Usability research
What are the nice to have skills (3-4 max)?
- Has worked with large design teams and multiple stakeholders (Product/Business/Technical partners)
- Experience creating user journeys, wireframes, and information architecture
- Figma experience
What skills would you like to build within your team?
Product strategy, Data analysis, Measurement frameworks and metrics
What are the hours of work? Please specify break times as well.
9am to 5pm – 37.5 hours a week. As a contractor there are no benefits, or paid vacation time, contractors must take 20 unpaid days off per year and do not get paid for statutory holidays.
What program/technology/software knowledge is essential for this role? Describe in what capacity the selected candidate will be using it?
Figma will be used the majority of the time, we also use Mural, Confluence, Jira, and Keynote.
Strong communication and presentation skills, ability to collaborate with other designers and cross-functional team members, ability to manage stakeholders and build relationships. Experience in facilitating workshops is a nice to have.
- Client requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination to access job site. Providing proof of vaccination is a condition of employment with Ian Martin” for this opportunity.
- The resource can work from home to start but will be required to work onsite in Edmonds at least 2 days per week once covid worksite restrictions lifted
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