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Product Designer
Waukegan, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on October 25, 2020
Job Id #43766 Posted October 15, 2020

  • Brainstorm and collaborate with Product Managers, Engineers, and UX Researchers to understand, identify, and take on complex business requirements and user needs
  • Work across the design lifecycle following the user-centered design workflow that comprises: design, prototyping, presentation, sharing and soliciting feedback, influencing key decision-makers, and collaborative handoffs with developers.
    • Create design concepts and drawings to determine the best product
    • Present product ideas to relevant team members for brainstorming
    • Employ design concepts into functional prototypes
    • Create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for multiple devices
  • Leverage design and research methodologies, for running quantitative and qualitative research, such as usability testing, analysis, interviews, and field studies.
    • Perform research on product technologies and structures to implement into design concepts
    • Maintain up to date on current industry trends and market conditions
    • Watch consumer trends to identify desirable product traits
    • Use data collected from research, user testing and market analysis to create truly user-centric designs
  • Solicit and provide feedback on design ideas, prototypes and overall design         
    • Modify and revise existing designs to meet customer expectations
    • Suggest improvements to design and performance to product engineers
    • Modify products in accordance with feedback from users and test groups
  • Coordinate with other designers to ensure accurate communication and efficiency in the design phase
  • Develop and maintain detailed design documentation including specifications, redlines, and style guides
  • Serve as a liaison between the commercial, regulatory and legal teams in getting the design/ copy changes completed
  • Create a portfolio with beautiful, usable, straightforward, and lovable designs that demonstrates technical product thinking and an understanding of user-centered design methodologies.

 

Skills

  • UX and interaction design, User Research, Website & Product Strategy, Mobile app design, Persona Creation, Journey Mapping, Usability Testing, Prototyping, Design tools

 

Qualifications

  • Previous working experience as a Product Designer
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to details
  • Working knowledge of design tools and product development platforms: Sketch, Figma, Axure, Invision, JIRA, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience working on a product team, communicating with developers and product managers
  • Understanding of user-centered design and of UX concepts

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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