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Graphic Designer
New York, New York  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on February 4, 2023
Job Id #60897 Posted December 12, 2022

Job Description
We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable, detailed, and driven Junior UI Designer to join the growing web marketing team. As a junior designer you will collaborate closely with both internal cross-functional teams and external vendors to develop the best-in-class digital user experience for our customers, agents, and job seekers. You will make impacts on helping our customers to understand complex information and achieve greater financial security and prosperity.

Key Responsibilities
Design:

- Responsible for day-to-day design production in our content management system (Adobe Experience Manager), leveraging our emerging design system to maintain brand consistency for all digital properties across various viewports
- Design for web and other digital properties for consumers, agents, and recruiters
- Create UX-related documentation such as wireframes, sitemaps, user flow, journey maps, and prototypes to help illustrate solutions.
- Conduct image research and image editing
- Utilize human-centered design methodologies to understand, design, evaluate and advocate for user experience
- Strong foundation in UX/UI design, demonstrating the ability to produce clean and simple layouts using components
- Stay up to date on and continually apply leading UX/UI best practices, patterns, and disciplines
- Ability to effectively communicate design ideas, solutions
- Passionate about problem-solving
- Self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision and guidance to meet team goals and complete assignments within established time frames, be flexible and willing to learn

Research and Testing:
- Facilitate user research studies, workshops, and other UX activities.
- Collaborate with internal cross-disciplinary teams, including research insights, product teams, designers, writers, SEO, engineers, and business stakeholders to deliver first-class digital products in an agile environment
- Evaluate existing digital user experiences to identify areas for improvement across devices and provide solutions
- Desire to continually explore the competitive landscape and trends within the financial service market

Qualifications
Education:

- Bachelor’s degree in design, graphic design, human-computer interaction, fine arts or equivalent

Experiences and Expertise:
- Minimum 2 years of working with CMS
- Minimum of 3 years of digital design experience in UI or product design
- Experience applying/working within design systems
- Strong proficiency with design tools such as Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and other relevant design software
- Working experience with AEM a plus
- Familiarity with accessibility standards such as WCAG and ADA
- Experience working in an agile/waterfall hybrid environment

Soft Skills:
- Excellent team collaboration and relationship management skills
- Strong communicator to articulate concepts and design to a variety of key stakeholders
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple milestones and projects efficiently
- Attention to detail and organized with design deliverables
- Self-motivated and ability to work independently with minimal guidance

Bonus Qualifications:
- Experience of working with Adobe Experience Management or other CMS systems
- Understanding the value of SEO
- Experience working with financial/insurance industry

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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