• Visual / UX Designer

    Location US-MI-Grand Haven
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2018 6:25 AM)
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  • Job Description

    Who We Are
    Amazon Publishing and is the full-service publishing arm of Amazon. Our mission is to invent new and better ways to connect authors and readers across a wide spectrum on content and mediums. Storytelling is in our DNA and we’re looking for a designer that’s passionate about delivering great visuals that drive engagement.

    Position is based in Michigan with our creative services team.

    Who You Are
    The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, self-directed, enthusiastic person who works well under pressure and can thrive in a deadline driven atmosphere. They must have a strong individual sense of aesthetics and be able to bring stylish, elevated ideas to fruition. In addition, they should have the ability to deliver dev-ready assets based on existing designs, style guides, and brand guidelines in a fast-paced agency environment for Amazon.com. This position requires strong organizational skills, digital UX experience, intrinsic design abilities, and acute attention to detail. The ability to manage multiple projects and communicate with key stakeholders is essential. You will collaborate with a team of passionate UX Designers, Art Directors, Product Managers, and Developers to design the UI architecture, interaction flows, visuals, and assets for new and existing products and experiences.

    An online portfolio of work is required.

    • Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of applications and experiences
    · Contribute to the design of useful, usable, and desirable user interfaces in a team environment
    · Present design solutions to senior creatives and get sign-offs
    · Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications and design patterns
    · Refine and extend screen comps based on an established visual toolkit
    · Create fun and engaging designs for consumer and merchant customers
    · Bring big ideas to life through iteration and collaboration
    · Understand usability principles that help drive successful design
    · Partner with development teams to build experiences: provide redlines; cut assets; review finished interfaces
    · Work with the Art Directors to develop campaign concepts for new products and services

    Basic Qualifications

    · At least 2 years of visual design experience - user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role
    · Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
    · An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions is a requirement for application
    · Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Fireworks, and InDesign
    Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides
    · Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and the ability to gracefully defend your design decisions
    · Redlining experience
    · Strong project management and organizational skills
    · Knowledge of information architecture, usability, and UI Design
    · Experience producing production assets for a variety of screen resolutions
    · Demonstrated knowledge of the latest interaction design patterns and trends
    · Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field
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