IBM Visual User Interface Designer in HURSLEY, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Description Visual Designer

Are you looking to make an impact and use your UI Visual Design expertise to help define and build the next generation of IBM Z software? IBM Z produces some of the world’s most complex, and cutting-edge technologies in cloud computing, virtualization, and cognitive solutions. Enabling our clients to reliably host and serve millions of transactions per second in mixed language applications with more security, scalability and cost efficiency than other platforms. The world is in the midst of a digital transformation. As businesses adapt to capitalize on digital, trust will be the currency that drives this new economy. Trust is why 44 of the top 50 banks and 90% of the largest airlines run on IBM Z ® mainframes and rely upon IBM Z software.

We’re looking for Visual Designers with a background in UI and interaction design who are excited about collaborating with User Experience designers, Design Researchers and Developers to ensure the visual look-and-feel enhances the overall user experience of our products.

The successful candidate will create irresistible user interfaces for strategic product and service offerings within our portfolio, and work with and enhance our brand design language to produce iconic user experiences. They will use their experience in designing visual communication, layout, typography, colour to elicit emotional connections and intuitive, intelligent responses from our audience. Pixel perfect precision and demonstrated skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and other design software are a must.

Responsibilities

  • Work hands-on, creating interface and visual design solutions from concept to final code

  • Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as a part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Team with user experience designers, design researchers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience

  • Contribute to storyboards & task flows designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and sponsor users

  • Work with Design Researchers to understand stakeholders, users and the markets in which they operate

  • Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelity designs to enable front end development to deliver prototypes to engineering

  • Collaborate on user experience planning with the team’s UX lead

  • Consult with architects, product leads and key stakeholders

  • Participate in user research activities

  • Promote a user first approach to the stated problem

  • Possess a fundamental awareness of enterprise, technology, developer, and design trends

  • Evangelize the importance of design research as part of IBM Design Thinking and educate product teams that are new to design research methods in order to help them integrate real users into their design lifecycle

Key Skills

  • Excellent creative, conceptual, and problem solving skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills

  • Strong strategic skills in assessing business and user scenarios, approaches and deliverables

  • Deep understanding of objective visual design decisions

  • Knowledge of industry standard design tools

  • Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and CSS used to deliver feasible designs

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in typography, colour theory, page layout, and iconography

  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines Please provide portfolio of work that demonstrates skills/ability - website link is perfect.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Previous experience in Visual Design and Customer Interaction

  • Experience with Sketch, Adobe Creative Cloud and/or other design tools

  • Secondary skills in Interaction Design and/or Front-end Development

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Previous visual user interface design for SaaS enterprise applications

  • Formal education and experience in visual, interactive, or UX design

  • Demonstrated foundation in industry standard design processes, methods, and tools

  • Demonstrated innovative vision supported by a disciplined attention to detail

  • Communication skills and an ability to drill down to a customer's requirements

  • Proficient in HTML and CSS

  • An understanding of guidelines and standards of web design

  • An understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for all screen sizes and devices

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, team based environment

  • Familiarity with design and technology trends

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

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Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

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EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.