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Product Designer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #53065 Posted January 7, 2022

As a product designer, you will work to support a product team, helping to shape the strategy & experience of our financial products. In addition to supporting your product, designers will also work to support & evolve client's design system. When delivered, your work will range from sketches to prototypes to high-fidelity mockups—focusing not on prescribed steps but what is right for the project. Applicants can expect a highly collaborative environment, working alongside other product designers, design technologists & UX researchers.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively collaborate & contribute to the larger product design team efforts
  • Work with UX researchers to help deliver validated & tested work that enhances the client experience
  • Aid design technologists & front-end developers to implement prototypes & completed designs into code (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)
Oversight:
  • Works with general supervision and follows established procedures
Communication:
  • Effective oral and written communication skills along with logical, analytical and abstract thinking skills
Leadership / Facilitation:
  • Ability to work in teams 
  • Create and communicate design solutions using wireframes and mock-ups 
  • Work within client's visual design language, pattern library & usage guidelines 
  • Actively participate in design critiques, stakeholder reviews & company-wide demos
Skills & Abilities: Quantitative & Analytical Skills: Skill Level: Basic: Take ownership of design solutions from concept to implementation.

Experience:
  • 1-2+ years of experience.
  • Solid understanding of graphic design fundamentals (typography, color theory, layout, etc.) 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written) 
  • Basic proficiency with Sketch / Adobe CC software 
  • Basic proficiency (or strong interest in learning) with HTML/CSS
Software & Technology:
  • Sketch, Adobe CC, Prototyping software (such as Invision), Visual Studio Code (or other code editor)
Education:
  • 2 / 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience
Premium Skills:
  • Ability to deliver production-level HTML/CSS to our pattern library 
  • Experience working with Git (or other version control software) 
  • Experience working closely with UX researchers 
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, experience & interface 
  • Understands & advocates for creating accessible software 
  • Experience working in the financial industry
Required:
  • A portfolio of sample work that clearly communicates successful customer/user-focused website and application solutions that drive business success.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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