Country:

Canada

Cities:

Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Experience Design

Job Description

Over Avanade's 20+ years, we've delivered the most intelligent, engaging, industry leading, award-winning experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. As technology and human expectations evolve, we see incredible opportunities for customers, products, and workplaces—where imagination is the only limit. Avanade Experiences is our way to bring unconventional thinking, exceptional creativity, and our unparalleled engineering heritage to think big and make it real. Our vision of the future goes far beyond concepts to enable and deliver the impact our clients, their people, customers, and communities need. We support each other with great work to push boundaries, connect technology with what matters to people first, and grow with our clients. If you feel this is a great fit for your path, we’d love to talk. 

To be considered for this position, you must include your portfolio, website, or other samples of work.

As  senior member of the Experience Design team, you will extend your knowledge of human-centered design to various work streams. You will apply your skills to client interest. 

Understand the basics of HTML/CSS/JS, in order to be aware of how visuals translate to code, Integrate core tenets of responsive and adaptive design into work. Use Prototyping Tools to convey Design intent as Appropriate actions and daily operations, and advocate for the best design practices with the user in mind.

About the role

As a Visual Designer, you will participate to customer engagements and build UX and creative transformation deliverables on projects. Your role focuses on design focused work, translating users’ needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities from concept to implementation with exceptional attention to detail. 

Day to Day you will:


Research


·       Conduct research from a visual design perspective to gain insights that will guide design decisions

·       Conduct visual design explorations to generate ideas, find the best solutions and craft a compelling visual language

Design

·       Build a design strategy that includes the brand’s promise, insights from users, and competitive analysis, to inform interface and interaction elements

·       Develop a visual language that communicates what the brand is trying to achieve and express its rationale so that other visual designers, developers, and future teammates can build upon it

·       Produce high-quality visual designs—from concept to implementation, including those for desktop, web, and mobile devices


About You

You are hardworking Visual designer with a passion for solving business problems. You have both phenomenal technical and people skills.  You are able to design great work of your own, have the desire to mentor junior staff and the ability communicate well with clients. You should have a strong portfolio that demonstrates an expert capability in design principles and solutions.


Most likely you have a Bachelor’s Degree in design, graphic design or similar subject, though experience may substitute for a degree. You have about four years of relevant design experience.

We’re looking for an excellent communicator. From writing to presenting to design deliverables, your ability to articulate your ideas and affect change is a crucial part of role. You will transform business requirements into meaningful designs that will positively impact our clients and their customers. Day-to-day, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to solve user problems and meet business goals. You are interested in contributing to the larger experience design practice at Avanade through growing yourself, learning new skills, and advancing the team.

  • Extensive experience with visual design, principles of user interface (UI) design, layouts, graphics development, typography, color and visual theories
  • Knowledge of user experience disciplines such as UX architecture, research, usability and content strategies
  • Proficiency in design tools including Sketch, InVision, Adobe XD, Figma, and Adobe Suite for production and prototyping
  • A solid foundation of typography, layout, and color theory
  • Translate and elevate wireframes into UI elements that create a visual language for the client
  • Knowledge of current design trends and future design considerations
  • Familiarity with UX practices and willingness to problem solve alongside UX Designer
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite; capability with W3C HTML, XHTML, CSS, and Adobe Flash a plus
  • Training and experience in digital design and web and mobile development in an enterprise environment, and Motion experience
  • Experience in crafting with mobile layouts in mind.
We encourage you to speak candidly with your recruiter about your career aspirations and expectations throughout this recruiting process. In return, we are committed to being transparent with you about our intent and goals around this position.
Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.


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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 


We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.


We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 


Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com