Human-Centered Visual Designer
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 29, 2020
About UsInterested in working for a human-centered technology
company who prides itself on using modern tools and technologies?
Want to be surrounded by intensely curious and innovative thinkers?
Seeking to solve complex technical challenges by building products
that work for people, meet and exceed the needs of businesses, and
work elegantly and efficiently?
Modeling ourselves after the 1904 World's Fair, which brought
innovation to the region, 1904labs is seeking top technical talent
in St. Louis to bring innovation and creativity to our clients.
Our clients consist of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies
headquartered here in St. Louis. We partner with them on complex
projects that range from reimagining and refactoring their existing
applications, to helping to envision and build new applications or
data streams to operationalize their existing data. Working in a
team based labs model, using our own flavor of #HCDAgile, we strive
to work at the cutting edge of technology's capabilities while
solving problems for our clients and their users.The RoleAs a
Human-Centered Visual Designer you will work on an Agile
development team to create user interfaces and other aspects of the
user experience for a variety of software products. We build
cloud-based, data engineering, and decision science software and
solutions for our clients in a variety of domains, including
geospatial/mapping tools, financial tools, healthcare solutions,
business software, big data analytics, and others.
Human-Centered Visual Designers create beautiful, elegant,
innovative, accessible, usable user interfaces and other aspects of
the visual experience using iconography, typography, color,
texture, space, and imagery to help users understand and enjoy
using what we build. We believe that everything we produce needs to
be visually pleasing, should communicate through the use of
visuals, and be accessible to all users.
You'll rely on human-centered design principles and research to
produce high-quality visualsfrom concept to executionacross many
platforms. You will prototype designs and interactions. You will
collaborate with developers, human-centered designers and
researchers, client stakeholders, and users to ensure your designs
help to balance user, business, and technical wants and needs.
Although you specialize in visual/graphic/creative design, you are
able to leverage all of your own and your teammates' skills and
abilities to help drive research-informed design into products.
You'll work in an Agile environment, and will be embedded with
developers to define and deliver new solutions for our clients.
You'll work closely with members of the delivery team to help
translate concepts into living, breathing code. You will iterate on
interactions, informed by data, to deliver a superior user
While currently not necessary - there is a potential for upwards of
25% travel for this role. We want to make sure to be as open and
honest as possible so let us know if you are open to
- Lead and implement the visual design for a wide range of
interactive projects including large-scale responsive websites and
applications, native mobile apps, in-house identity design, and
email and social media graphics
- Present the user interface and other aspects of the user
experience visually through mockups and prototypes, demonstrating
usability, readability, understandability
- Create novel, beautiful, usable designs for all aspects of the
- Engage in user research to understand user wants and needs, and
use research findings to create solutions
- Apply best practices, design systems, and pattern libraries to
the creation of your deliverables
- BFA/BA/BS degree in Design (e.g., graphic, visual
communications, interaction, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a
related field or equivalent practical experience
- 5 years of experience in visual design or a related
- Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary product teams
(HCD research, product development, business analysis,
- Agile or Lean knowledge and experience
- Experience implementing visual design systems across a range of
platforms (including multiple browsers, mobile, etc.) in an
iterative software development environment
- Proficiency with industry-standard design tools (e.g.,
Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Axure).
- Accessibility knowledge and experience
- Qualitative research skills and experience, including the
ability to conduct requirements gathering, prototype evaluations,
and other user research methods
- Portfolio of design and/or research artifacts or other work
- Excellent team/professional skills (communication,
collaboration, empathy, desire to learn)
- Consulting experience preferred
- Standard Benefits Program (medical, dental, life insurance,
401(k), professional and personal development, PTO)
- Innovation Time - we allow 10% of your time to be devoted to
innovation hours. This time can be used to foster individual ideas,
personal projects, start up ideas, improve an open source tool or
for career advancement and self-education, all during traditional
- Dress Code - we don't have one
This role is located in St. Louis, MO. While we would prefer local
candidates your current location is not the most important factor;
please help us understand why you would like to call St. Louis home
if you would be relocating.
Some travel may be required; please indicate in your application
how much travel you are open to (%age).
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