User Experience Designer, Visual Design: Minneapolis

Nerdery UX has a wide-reaching practice which includes content strategy, design research, experience strategy, interaction design, information architecture, and visual design. The majority of our designers are located at our headquarters in Bloomington MN, but we maintain offices in Kansas City, Chicago and Phoenix  as well.  Our designers work in small multidisciplinary teams in order to promote diverse ideas and collaboration.

The Nerdery culture is based on a few central principles -- Tenacity, Empowerment, Pragmatism, Integrity and Humility. We value people who are not only passionate about their work, but also passionate about helping others do their best work. We are committed to hiring a diverse team of designers who contribute to a respectful, inclusive and exciting work place.

THE WORK

We apply professional experience and human insights to solve problems for a wide variety of industries, organizations, and partners. Since our designers are involved with such a broad range of design problems, no two projects are the same. For example, depending on your area of focus, you could spend your time helping a client:

  • Forge a new brand, and creating all the logos and visual assets they need
  • Craft a brand-resonant content strategy, while modeling how that content should live and flow through many different media
  • Lead contextual inquiry research, then synthesize the findings and give actionable recommendations
  • Team up with Development, Quality Assurance and Project Management to plan a new mobile product, iterate on a current app or plan for future growth of a native mobile product
  • Work collaboratively with clients to create the right website or web service to serve their customers and solve their business problems

Overview


Visual Designers with the User Experience team are responsible for the creative 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 UX 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

  • Native mobile design experience required
  • Strong aesthetic style, creativity, and a knack for pushing the boundaries of a 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

  • Experience leading design teams

  • 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

  • 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 motion graphics

  • Familiarity 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.


See Inside the Office of The Nerdery

Founded in 2003, The Nerdery is a developer driven interactive production shop, partnering with advertisers, marketers, and other creatives to build award-winning interactive projects. The Nerdery was founded by three developers and has exploded into a fast growing company, working collaborative to deliver top results—and be the best place in the world for nerds to work.


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