Senior Visual Designer

Visual DesignerAt Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today ? investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. What we offer is the opportunity to join a recognized leader in developing and delivering groundbreaking solutions for today's dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership. The Global Markets Visualization and Design Practice is not just changing the experience for the end-user, but pioneering new hybrid approaches for the user researcher, designer, technologist, and business analyst to create and innovate together. We're leading the way on how new technologies and modes of interaction, information design, visualization and interactive experiences will reshape the way we think about designing technology driven experiences. We are grounded in understanding our users context (not just the what, but also how and why) and innovating in terms of the user interface, interaction, and information design. Job Summary:Have you created innovative information designs and visualizations that helped your client see the world in different or more effective ways?Are you a conceptual thinker and a detailed designer?Have you designed websites, software applications, interactive spaces or mobile applications?Are you able to excel at bread and butter application UI design?Assist Art Directors to develop and frame creative concepts according to creative brief requirementsApply brand identity systems, typography, photography, color and other ingredients appropriately to create innovative visual solutions that meet business and user needsVisualize, design and conceptualize user experiencesCreate visual prototypes or screensExtend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretationProduce the creation of visually compelling representations of high-level interaction models and comprehensive visual design systems that describe key aspects of a proposed experience solutions; present deliverables to senior clientsTranslate complex and unstructured data into efficient and effective visualizations that engage and empowerPlan, and lead tracks of creative work/projects in the development of a quality solution; track progress according to the plan created for the project (e.g., conduct design reviews and creative status meetings as needed). (The project manager writes formal project estimates. The associate designer just does some time management or ballpark guessing)Visualize, design and conceptualize user experiences, prototypes, and screens. Work closely both with information architects to develop interactions and with front end developers to bring those designs to life. Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Javascript are helpfulExtend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretationIdentify tools, templates, and techniques that evolve existing approaches for the larger creative community at SapientAssist and participate on internal thought leadership and innovation initiatives2-5 years of industry experienceStrong design portfolio with 4 years education preferredAbility to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must.A solid working knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs -- Mac OS, Adobe Creative tools, Sketch, Omnigraffle, etc.A good working knowledge of interactivity and the WebPassion for design and eagerness to collaborate with other creative peopleSelf motivated, organized and accountableSome travel may be required. Looking for someone who can quickly understand a user's context, create information design solutions, and visually communicate correlations that enable meaning. You can sketch, whiteboard your ideas, and are amazing with color, layout, and dimension.Someone who is a great communicator, a storyteller who thrives in intense, fast paced atmospheres, who can quickly identify and abandon a dead-end and doesn't lose it in business formal. Know how to prepare and can present ideas and hold their own when on site with a client.Curious about what users do, why they do it, and how technology can help? You are passionate about the solution, your skills, your growth and growing the people around you.Experience in financial services (application design, research portals, trading applications, portfolio construction and management tools) is a bonus but not a pre-requisite. We're designers, not bankers.You want to work with talented people, for really smart clients, in a culture that values openness, people growth, creativity, relationships and a commitment to delivering for our clients ? all while helping build a global team.We are looking for people who are passionate about design and crave working with other smart people to solve the toughest design challenges. Your proactive approach to creative problem solving will be essential to the success of your teamPrimary Responsibilities:Experience Guidelines:Qualities: Creative and AnalyticalCommunication and AttitudeFacilitation and Client ManagementCurious and PassionateFinancial ExperienceCommitmentAbout Global Markets Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis.Sapient, is a leading provider of services to today's evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers. For more information, visit Sapient is a registered service mark of Sapient Corporation. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary for the known physical or mental disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the Company's business. Sapient US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants to Sapient US will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. LI-MC2

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