Product Designer at Morningstar

| Chicago
!Sorry, this job was removed at 1:09 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

About Morningstar
Morningstar brings inspired problem-solvers together with one goal in mind—to empower investor success. At our core, we’re one of the world’s top investment research and data companies. But what sets us apart is how we take that data and research, and pair it with the latest technology and thoughtful design, to deliver insights with a purely independent view that address a wide range of needs for our customers. This foundation of research, data, technology, and design uniquely positions us to provide a more complete set of services to investors all around the world—ultimately helping people make better decisions about their money or the money they manage for their clients.
 
Our Design Culture
The Morningstar design team is dedicated to creating thoughtfully-designed financial products and services so that people across the world can make the best investing decisions for themselves and their clients. We synthesize complex financial information into experiences that empower our users to deliver better outcomes. We do this by not only creating the look and feel of a product but also driving product direction: prioritizing the biggest opportunities to support our users and the business while maintaining a strong sense of product ownership and its resulting success. The design organization is made up of several disciplines—visual, UX, communications, content, and research—united to help each other, and the whole company, grow. We’re always seeking designers who are motivated, are driven to deliver user-centered outcomes, and are equally committed to craft and compassion.

Position
Morningstar is looking for a user experience designer for our Products group to help lead user experience design within a cross-functional team developing software for financial advisors and financial professionals. We’re looking for a designer who loves the challenge of turning complex data into great communication design, translating usage patterns into intuitive interactions and workflows, and working in an incredibly collaborative environment.
 
This position is based in our Chicago office. 
 
You’ll be great at:
• Identifying connections between products, services, and touchpoints to account for a great user experience.
• Guiding teams to build coordinated solutions that will support the end-to-end vision of the product experience. 
• Solving navigation and information organization challenges.
• Articulating decisions around information structure, relationships, and strategy.
• Visualizing and communicating a user’s task flow through various parts of a product and system. 
• Utilizing user-centered design methods (such as user research, prototyping, and other design thinking) in day-to-day work to inform design decisions.
• Creating wireframes, prototypes, task flows, and other artifacts to visualize and communicate design direction.
• Supporting the Morningstar Design System by defining and specifying consistent interactions, patterns, and conventions. 
• Making informed design decisions around typography, space, color, and iconography while using the Morningstar Design System and expressing the Morningstar brand.
• Applying creativity, logic, and critical thinking in new situations to find the best solution while continuously striving to find better ways of doing things.
• Actively seeking out new challenges and tasks and be tenacious in overcoming obstacles to achieve results.
 
You’ll also do things like:
• Collaborate with the product owners, designers, and engineers on your squad to make product decisions.
• Clearly articulate design decisions and share your process with stakeholders and other designers.
• Participate in critiques, workshops, design studios, and other design activities.
• Participate in user research and prototyping activities, such as helping with planning, taking notes during sessions, and helping analyze the data.
• Adapt your work and approach to meet changing priorities as they occur.
• Be curious, resourceful, and have a desire to solve challenging information, communication, and systems design problems.
 
Basic Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree
• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience designing for software, web and/or digital products. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Strong knowledge of Sketch, Invision, Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS X 
• Knowledge of HTML and CSS
• Degree in a field related to human-computer interaction, design, library sciences, psychology, or communication 

How to apply:
Include a link to your online portfolio or attach pdf samples along with your resume.

Read Full Job Description

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

More Jobs at Morningstar66 open jobs
All Jobs
Finance
Data + Analytics
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
HR
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product
Project Mgmt
Sales
Content
Content
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
new
Content
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
new
Operations
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago
new
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Sales
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
new
Operations
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Project Mgmt
new
Chicago
Project Mgmt
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
new
Product
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
HR
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Developer
new
Chicago
Data + Analytics
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Finance
new
Chicago
Marketing
new
Chicago
Design + UX
new
Chicago
Operations
new
Chicago