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UX Designer Part Time
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Contract UX Designer

Marcel Digital is an award winning digital marketing and web development agency established in 2003 and located in the River North area of Chicago. We have cultivated a family of A Players and we work hard to maintain and grow our strong culture. We extend these expectations to our contractor / freelance relationships.

We are looking to add one "A Player" as a 1099 contractor in the role of Part-Time Digital Designer to assist our design team on a continuing basis.

Position Summary:

This PT UX Designer will create web design and digital marketing creative assets in tune with our clients' needs, doing so with a flair that sets us apart from the crowd. Expect 5-20 hours a week and most of this work can be performed remotely. We are however going to need occasional office time so local is a huge plus.

Functions and Responsibilities:

* Work to design engaging visual solutions, specifically responsive wireframes, mockups, and deliver HTML /JS/CSS for development
* Identify and translate project requirements and business goals into intelligent UX and engaging design
* Identify user pain points and create intuitive design to alleviate
* Create user experiences that are data-driven and conversion-focused
* Communicate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely, while also being open to receiving feedback and direction
* Work closely with development team

Skills + Traits + Abilities:

* 3+ years experience in UX & Web/Digital design
* Understanding of user experience and how it influences design
* Fluent in UX architecture, concepting, interactive wireframing & rapid prototyping with a variety of tools.
* Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and/or other modern prototyping tools (Sketch, etc.)
* Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript
* Demonstrated experience in CSS Frameworks (Twitter Bootstrap), and CSS preprocessors (SASS/LESS)
* Experience with content management systems (Umbraco a plus)
* Strong sense of web design principles, especially use of color, imagery, typography, and composition
* Affinity for current industry developments, design trends, and technologies
* Ability to work on multiple projects under varying deadlines and quickly respond to creative and technical direction while managing all details.

Summary of the freelance relationship

In exchange for your contributions, Marcel offers competitive pay, and an opportunity to work on great projects with a supportive team that will challenge you to be your best. We are looking for you to be bold and want you to contribute your great ideas. When you are at the office you can expect a casual, laid back and fun work environment.

We have a friendly and transparent hiring process! Apply today and please remember to provide samples of your work.

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