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Accenture Interactive - Visual Designer/UI Designer

Job Location: Woodmead

Regional Description: South Africa

Job Number: 00535328

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Background

As the ever evolving world of digital products and services continue to blur the lines across platforms and devices, challenging organisations in their approach to business and how they engage with their customers across an increasingly complex landscape of customer touch points, Design and Innovation forms an important part of Accenture Interactive’s offering, helping our clients shape their customer experience and product offering - from facilitating rapid innovation sessions and delivering product strategies, to building design capability within some of the largest organisations in the world.

 

We’re proud to be affiliated with Fjord, Accenture’s Design and Innovation arm, a large family of service designers situated in more than 12 offices across the globe, with access to a wealth of knowledge and experience in bringing Service Design to the South African market.

We have a big vision for Service and Experience design in South Africa and the continent, and we hope to share with you what is truly an exciting time in design; shaping the way the world is doing business and engaging with their customers.

 

The role of the Visual Designer

The Visual Designer is involved in and contributes to the conceptual development and delivery of visual design. They possess excellent visual design skills and a strong sense of graphic, web and screen design, as well as a high level of understanding of visual solutions for smaller portable screens. They can contribute to design projects and pitches and have an appreciation of interaction design. The Visual Designer can communicate effectively and possesses a commercial understanding and awareness.

 

Key tasks and responsibilities

Design facing:

• Participate in brainstorms or user-focused offerings.

• Assisting the development of branding and identity solutions for both internal and external clients.

• Provide screen-based solutions focusing on UI design and concepting across channels such as mobile, web, PC applications and interactive TV.

• Able to input and design for animation/motion solutions and demos created in Flash, 3D or similar software.

• Be involved in the preparation and crafting of presentations for conferences, events and workshops.

• Actively seek and receive ‘critical’ feedback (critique), and participate in feedback conversations.

• Work on projects from concept and sketching to final design and asset creation.

• Work with high profile brands and within tight brand guidelines and timescales.

• Assist in the creation of set brand guidelines and specifications.

• Contribute to the Experience Design knowledge base.

• Contribute to and be involved in photo shoots or similar activities.

• Ensure continued professional development in personal area of specialism.

• Gain, develop and maintain a high-level knowledge of all the capabilities and skill sets within Accenture Interactive.

 

Client & Project facing:

• Participate in and contribute to Post Project Reviews.

• Willing to be flexible and open to trying new and innovative approaches and solutions.

• Play an active role in client meetings.

• Continually strive to exceed client expectations.

• Effectively build and maintain relationships across disciplines.

• Actively share knowledge and experience.

• Offer project support and assistance to Senior Designers.

 

Team facing:

• Effectively build and maintain relationships across disciplines.

• Actively share knowledge and experience.

• Offer project support and assistance to the Interaction Design Lead.

• Offer guidance, support and direction to Visual Designers.

• Assist in raising the profile of Accenture Interactive, working closely with the Design Leads and Marketing department.

 

Knowledge, experience and technical skills:

• Proficient in relevant software packages including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

• Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage.

• A good understanding of 3D graphics packages, motion graphics software and Office packages are an advantage.

• Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently.

• Able to demonstrate good written and verbal English skills.

• Willingness to perform other related duties as and when required.

• Keen to learn, with a willingness to broaden skill set across all Design competencies.

• Able to multi-task, prioritise and perform well under pressure.

• Proactive, self-sufficient and professional, with strong organizational, time management and communication skills.

• Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams.

• Ability to develop and maintain open, honest and trusting relationships.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Able to function, adapt and succeed in a constantly changing environment.

• Able to demonstrate initiative.

• Passionate and enthusiastic about excellence.

• Keen to seek out opportunities to promote Accenture Interactive.

• Keen to seek out opportunities for self development.

• Willingness to travel and work overseas.

 

Outputs can include:

• Design Moodboards and Style Tiles

• Concept Posters

• Illustrated Storyboards & Contextual Scenarios

• UI Designs for Design prototypes

• UI Screen Designs and assets for implenentation

• Design annotations and documentation

• Brand Identity Design guidelines

• Motion graphics

• Infographics

Relevant Bachelors Degree and minimum of 5-8 years relevant work experience.

Please include your portfolio in your application.

Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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