The UI Designer collaborates with instructional designers, developers, and content editors to design responsive user interfaces for both desktop and mobile applications. This position creates a cohesive visual design and collaborates with team members to ensure an optimal user experience by incorporating principles of graphic design and a user-centered mindset.
Location: Arlington, Virginia
- Develops user interfaces for a variety of products—including responsive web pages and games.
- Works with a cross-functional team in a fast-paced, agile development environment to deliver aesthetic and usable interactive experiences that keep the user’s focus on the content rather than the interface itself.
- Prepares interface sketches and style guides.
- Contributes graphics for mock-ups, prototypes, and finished products.
- Monitors current industry practices to stay abreast of user interface trends and advances.
- Meets with stakeholders to gather requirements and user stories.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience in designing mobile apps for iOS or Android.
- Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience with Agile methodologies.
- Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience with game and simulation interfaces.
- Additional Experience - Demonstrated experience with eLearning courseware and learning management systems.
- Additional Experience - Demonstrated understanding of Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
Education and/or Experience
Minimum Education Required
- BA/BS degree in graphic design, user interface design, web design, or a related discipline.
Minimum Experience Required
- Minimum 2 years of experience as a graphic artist, or UI Designer.
- Demonstrated proficiency in digital tools used to implement UI/UX designs (including, but not limited to Adobe CC).
- Demonstrated experience designing responsive websites.
- Demonstrated history of collaborating effectively with cross-functional development teams.
- Demonstrated understanding of web development technologies
The UI Designer creates responsive user interfaces for both desktop and mobile applications. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is require to ensure the UI Designer has the appropriate technical knowledge of visual design. The minimum experience reflects the need to demonstrate proven performance in the field, particularly in responsive design, which often calls for performance considered above entry-level for the field.