Experience Designer, Visual Design

| Chicago

Visual Designers with the Experience Design team are responsible for the creative direction and visual aesthetic of our client projects. We are seeking strong creative thinkers that can, both as part of a team and independently, communicate their design perspective clearly and articulately to our team of experience designers, developers, and our clients. This includes the discovery or creation of brand attributes, design direction, and the application of design principles and best practices that support them. Our Visual Designers build off or work in parallel with our UX designers’ Research, Content Strategy, Information Architecture, and Interaction Design to implement the design direction into solid and presentable concepts to the client and production teams.  Working closely with the project team, Visual Designers, in conjunction with the project lead, communicate design intent throughout the development of the project ensuring quality and effective solutions.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong aesthetic style, creativity, and a knack for pushing the boundaries of digital experiences
  • Strong understanding of user centric principle, design, and software development
  • Possess a natural inclination towards user experience and general usability, ensuring quality accordingly
  • Produce deliverables that are professional, polished, visually appealing, and support best practices with a minimal amount of oversight
  • Strong skills in design fundamentals such as knowledge of composition, form, shape and color, layout, typography
  • Deep knowledge of current design trends
  • Skillful communication and conversation skills including experience in presenting to and partnering with clients
  • The ability to think! Strong problem solving, analysis, and decision making skills
  • Mastery of common creative tools. Adobe Creative Suite, OmniGraffle, or equivalent

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • A strong portfolio of work exemplifying 3+ years of designing user interfaces showcasing excellent user interaction, visual design, and meaningful transitions between visual states
  • Experience  designing interfaces for multiple interface paradigms (e.g. desktop, touch, responsive, gesture etc.)
  • Experience working in a variety of different industries’, clients’, or brands’ esthetics
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (Information Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Human-Machine Interaction, Computer Science) or equivalent level of experience required.

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with clients to define and develop brand materials (e.g. logo, iconography, brand strategy)
  • Acumen and interest in general user experience skills, including the architecture of projects for web, mobile devices, social media platforms, and other applications. Experience in solving problems through analysis, synthesis, creativity, and insight.
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Location

Our company is located in the booming West Loop. We are close to the Blue Line Halsted stop, have nearby paid parking and also a bike room.

An Insider's view of Nerdery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What I appreciate the most is the solution-focused attitude. Projects inherently have risk and problems will happen. When they do, there is no energy wasted on assigning blame. Everyone involved, from president to engineer, asks 'how can we solve this?' and 'how can we learn from it?' We solve it and move forward as a whole.

James

Ng

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited to be embedded within large clients. The Nerdery is a driving force for change and it's cool to be at the forefront of that. We're responsible for bringing a client's code and development practices up to date with modern standards. It's not always fast or easy, but is rewarding.

Zelda

Hessler

How does the company support your career growth?

I've been able to stretch my learning muscles on a variety of interesting projects centered around my discipline. The folks on other teams are also excited to talk to about the work that they are doing. Personal growth appears in many forms. Continued success through specialized focus and discussions of polyglot natures are both supported here.

Tyler

Keating

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I feel that my job is to hire really talented people and then get the heck out of their way. At The Nerdery we are always encouraging our teams to build on their curiosity through office projects, meetups, training and more. My role in this is to be the advocate for our Nerds in supporting this growth.

Gregg Walrod

Head of Engineering

What are Nerdery Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We encourage our team to be Nerds. On top of all the things listed above we have over 300 clubs including board games, Magic, beer and more. We have a softball team and a hockey team, themed conference rooms, and Lego building. We host multiple Meetups and two of our own events, Nerd Therapy and Nerd Interface. We have weekly gatherings we call Bottlecap where we celebrate cool work at the end of the week and get updates. Plus, special events to encourage Nerd gatherings and bringing in your kids aka Kidzcap.

We feel we are one big family and encourage every Nerd to come as who their are and put their dent on Nerd culture.

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