Visual Designer

| Chicago

Morningstar is passionate about helping our customers improve their lives through better investing, budgeting, saving, and debt management decisions. We reach millions of investors around the world directly through our consumer products. We strive to create software that is easy to use, beautiful, intuitive, and the best in our industry. 

The Role: We are looking for a visual designer to join our Individual Investor team.  This designer is charged with collaboratively creating the visual style of our website feature and editorial content. We expect this designer to foster collaboration across design, engineering, brand and product to provide solutions that drive business outcomes.  

Morningstar is looking for an experienced visual designer who is passionate about user experience, data visualization, and typography. We need a designer who loves the challenge of turning complex data into great communication design, translating wireframes into beautiful, compelling interfaces, and creating rewarding experiences for our client base of individual investors, financial advisors, institutional research analysts, planners, and financial services enterprises. Visual Designers work with user experience designers, software developers, project managers, product managers, and business owners to develop the next generation of our software and assist in the critical evaluation and continuous improvement of existing applications. 

This position is based in our Chicago office.

 

Some responsibilities required from you…
+ Assist in the design of user experiences for our web and software products and services to improve the quality of the user interactions through design, information presentation, and flow.
+ Work in a cross-disciplinary environment and interact with the marketing team, product teams, and developers throughout the company.
+ Make complex information understandable and formulate design concepts that are engaging, attractive, and user-friendly.
+ Solve challenging information and communication design problems and present multiple concepts for consideration.

 

Requirements
+ Bachelor's degree in graphic design or equivalent experience/training in the graphic arts.
+ At least 5 years of experience designing for software, web and/or digital products
+ Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills; self-directed, comfortable working independently, and able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.
+ Solid understanding of information architecture, web usability, and best-in-class user-interface design; candidates should have experience in both print and interface design.
+ Demonstrated design skills, especially concerning typography, information hierarchy, and data visualization.
+ Curiosity, resourcefulness, and a desire to solve challenging information and communication design problems.
+ Comfort with production work and ability to work with, and improve, routine processes.
+ Strong knowledge of Sketch, Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS X.
+ Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working with Design Systems is a plus.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.
 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602
22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

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Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
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Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
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Tuition Reimbursement
Unlimited PTO
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