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Visual Designer - Midwest

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00554441

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The digital revolution is changing everything, transforming how we work and play.  Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries.  At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.  Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.  
 
Accenture Interactive
Accenture Digital is powered by three practices – Interactive, Mobility and Analytics.  Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands delight their customers and deliver superior business performance and customer experiences.  As part of Accenture Interactive Delivery, you’ll balance art and science to create award-winning digital experiences for today’s connected consumers through integrated and dynamic solutions that incorporate strategy, marketing, creative and technology.
 
Job Description
There will never be a typical day at Accenture Interactive, but that’s why people love it here. The opportunities to make a difference while working on exciting client initiatives are limitless in this ever-changing space. Accenture Interactive is looking for experienced designers that know what it takes to deliver creative ideas, designs and deliverables for a responsive design ecommerce build. Here’s a snapshot of your responsibilities:
 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Apply design thinking to create world-class digital experiences across multiple platforms and channels, by bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
  • Develop the digital brand and identity strategy for our customers
  • Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
  • Create instant tangibility for the team and the client through storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping
  • Develop the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
  • Give data meaning through information visualization
  • Create style guides and brand guidelines to supplement design comps for our implementation partners
  • Work directly with customers, peers and creative leads to design end-to-end experiences using participatory and iterative design techniques including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights, learn about user behavior and verify design concepts
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes other designers, program management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers
  • Collaborate effectively with remote and onsite team members, including designers, researchers, engineering, product management, marketing and others.
  • Participate in and contribute to Project Debriefs, project templates and design POV’s.
  • Play an active role in client meetings.
  • Vocalize opinions and ideas to clients and the project team.
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
  • When necessary, manage work streams directly with clients.
  • Open-minded and willingness to work with and learn from people from different disciplines.
 
Other Requirements:  
  • Seek out opportunities for self-development.
  • Effectively manage administration such as time reporting, expense submission etc.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop and maintain open honest and trusting relationships.
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner.
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take complex solutions and make them simple to explain and digest
YOUR ROLE: Visual Designer
 
YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in user interface visual design with consumer applications, and web sites, preferably around responsive design and mobile first applications.
  • 2+ years Ability to give design direction to other designers and lead design teams.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Travel required
 
SET YOURSELF APART: Preferred Skills
  • Experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research.
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and Axure.
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, mood boards, design comps, design directions, animations, etc)
  • Knowledge of web based technologies and mobile operating systems and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, including browser and OS considerations.
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage.
  • Knowledge of designing for mobile, tablet and desktop platforms is an advantage.
  • Good task management skills and the ability to brief and on-board other Designers.
  • Ability to articulate and justify ideas and design solutions to clients.
  • Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Willingness to travel, working with onsite teams.
 
WHERE YOU LIVE: Midwest
 
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU 
  • Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement
  • You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects
  • Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments and collaboration with experts across the company
  • Access to leading-edge technology
  • Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package that includes generous paid time off, 401K match and an employee healthcare plan
 
CALL TO ACTION
Now is the time to become a digital disrupter. The opportunity is here—what’s stopping you from pursuing it?
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 
 
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity:
 All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law. Job Candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 
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