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Federal - Sr. Visual Designer

Job Location: VA - Arlington

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00536557

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect. 

 

As a designer and illustrator, you know what it takes to communicate a message through visual language. If you are passionate about creating the connective fabric that ties our services to the solutions we provide for clients, we’d like to meet you.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proven experience with User-Centered-Design methods/approaches
  • Lead conceptual thinking to create world-class digital services across multiple platforms, smartly bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
  • Conceptualizes sound UX concepts, including the definition of customer needs, task analysis, and the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
  • Create digital brand and identity assets as required by the project
  • Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
  • Conceptualize the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
  • Give data meaning through information visualization
  • Create light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
  • Lead the communication of 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
  • Participate in and contribute to Project Debriefs.
  • Interest in the big picture beyond your own horizons; comfortable with Service Design, Business Design, UX-Design and Technologists
  • Happy to take your thinking into the space (Whiteboards, Post-its, building blocks, etc.

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. Strong and eloquent presenter.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to integrate smoothly into ongoing multi-player creative processes.
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided.
     

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience (at least 2 of them on digital playgrounds)
  • Expert at driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
  • Expert with design and prototyping tools, such as the Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Fireworks
  • Expert in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc)
  • Proficiency in web based   technologies   and   mobile   operating   systems   and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, for example Flex, Ajax, Flash, HTML 5, CSS, scripting, iOS, Android,  Windows7/8…,  and various  other technologies are a plus
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage
  • Knowledge of mobile, tablet and desktop platforms is an advantage
  • Proven ability to create, iterate and complete distinguished visual languages
  • Exceptional storytelling skills
  • Great understanding of content and how to translate it into various visual forms of expression
  • Great understanding of the requirements and processes in digital environments
  • Proficient with prototyping tools and techniques
  • Self-organized and structured, with the ability to define your own tasks
  • Ability to switch working modes between quick & dirty and hardcore attention to detail

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 


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).


Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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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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