Freelance product designer

New York City, NY, United States Per Project Senior
What you’ll do
  • Work with WSJ PDE (Product, Design & Engineering) and the WSJ newsroom to build tools and products to produce digital news experiences
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to implement and deliver final products
  • Implement design direction and the WSJ design language system, ensuring a consistent and coherent user experience and aesthetic voice with a high level of quality and polish
  • Rapidly produce designs and innovate within the fast-paced environment, whilst maintaining bigger picture design and brand consistency
  • Work with UX researchers to observe and analyze usability studies
  • Take part in design communication across a multidisciplinary team throughout each phase of a project
  • Support the team in developing new approaches to complex design problems
  • Prioritize and manage work, adhering to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Stay informed with design trends and techniques, and proactively pursue ideas for professional development
Requirements (Web, Tools/CMS)
  • Availability for full-time, 4-month contract beginning March 2018
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • 5+ years experience with designing and building products for mobile and desktop experiences
  • Passion for identifying and solving problems
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic workplace
  • Experience with industry standard digital product design tools (Sketch, Adobe CC and prototyping software such as InVision)
  • Familiarity with digital product design best practices and procedures
  • Experience with applying experience design, information hierarchy, user flow, and typography principles
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