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Senior Visual Designer

| Chicago

What We Do

We are building the predictive analytics platform to make the world more productive, reliable, safe and secure. We take data from an expanding range of industries and combine our strengths in data science and software development to deliver solutions with actionable insights to companies worldwide. This creates quantifiable efficiencies for businesses, and dynamic challenges for us.

What You’ll Do

As a Senior Visual Designer, you will be responsible for understanding target audience needs, product requirements, and business strategy in order to transform them into high-quality, user-centric, interactive products. You will deeply understand content with the intent to improve user experience, user processes, and services delivered to the user. You will contribute to building a platform that supports workflows across multiple industry verticals and ensures our users capture the immense value from our solutions. Visual Designers work collaboratively with User Researchers and Interaction Designers, as well as the strategy, product and technology teams.

Some Of The Things You Might Find Yourself Doing

  • Defining a unique look and feel for Uptake’s branded product experiences
  • Creating highly usable, on-brand and forward-thinking visual designs
  • Creating a systematic visual design language to create cohesive user experiences
  • Crafting beautiful icons, controls and visual elements
  • Creating, maintaining and evolving visual treatments that adapt and flow with responsive design systems
  • Producing standards and style guides for creating interactive, user-centered products
  • Focusing on consistency and looking for areas of reuse in visual patterns across platform
  • Ensuring all products live up to the highest quality of Uptake’s visual standards
  • Delivering detailed, annotated high fidelity mock-ups with supporting assets for implementation
  • Revising and updating designs based on user and client feedback
  • Communicating to cross-functional teams, advocating for best UX practices
  • Discussing and defending design decisions, articulating design rationale
  • Making timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks of a project or task
  • Contributing to brainstorming sessions, rapid-iteration and sketching
  • Managing multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Accurately assessing and estimating work
  • Being flexible and cool under pressure with the ability to shift as priorities pivot

Key Characteristics

  • Naturally curious and willing to share work/findings
  • Thorough and detail-oriented
  • Articulate and clear in communicating process and decisions
  • Strong organizational, time management skills

Qualifications

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in visual communication, graphic design, or equivalent experience
    • 8-10+ years in-depth knowledge and experience of user interface design with software applications and mobile devices
    • Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary UX and/or product teams (motion, interaction, UX research, engineering, UX writer) on technical implementation
    • Experience implementing visual design systems across a range of platforms in an iterative software development environment
    • Knowledge of web based technologies and mobile operating systems and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions
    • Experience with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and industry standard design tools
    • An in-depth understanding of HTML, capabilities of web browsers
    • Demonstrated command of visual design principles, especially around typography, iconography, information hierarchy, responsive design and data visualization
    • Demonstrated expert typographic skills including experience with web based typography
    • Demonstrated experience working within a user-centered design process and transforming user findings into best-in-class user experiences
    • Experience designing complex visual systems
    • Experience working with Agile methodologies
  • Preferred
    • Experience in time-based animations in web applications and tools
    • Strong knowledge in visual/interactive/motion design trends
    • Knowledge of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, site architecture, and navigation
    • Experience mentoring, directing, and developing less experienced visual designers

Please Submit

Resume, work samples and/or links to your work.

Why Work Here

We build and deliver, then explore to build more. Curiosity and flexibility enable everything we do, and we get stronger as we make each new industry smarter. As a team, we bring our diverse backgrounds, beliefs and experiences to solve problems no one has yet to solve, at a speed no one has yet to experience. We support and challenge one another to bring out a new best in each of us, and we might have a little fun along the way.

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Location

600 W Chicago Ave Suite 620, Chicago, IL 60654

What are Uptake Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Open PTO policy. Paid parental leave. Speaker series. Lunch stipend.

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