Principal Visual Designer - TandemSeven - USER EXPERIENCE CONSULTING FIRM

The Principal Visual Designer has 10 years of experience in visual design for a consulting company or interactive agency. The Designer is expected to provide innovative, user-centered, information and visual design work that contributes to an enhanced user experience. They are responsible for directing and contributing to the development of a variety of visual design projects across multiple clients from concept to delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and work on engagements independently or manage large teams of visual designers and developers
  • Develop and oversee client pitches from a creative perspective
  • Be the creative subject matter expert of the company on sales calls
  • Foster strong relationships with clients that develop into future work based on excellent delivery and trust
  • Strong communication skills and ability to articulate creative rationale to clients and team members
  • Develop and communicate industry-leading creative concepts
  • Strong visual style and thorough understanding of how typography, layout, color, usability and information architecture affect design
  • Develop the design piece of SOW’s and Project Timelines
  • Design large-scale design systems for use in design templates or creating design language
  • Develop presentations, storyboards and client feedback mechanisms to communicate visual designs process 
  • Provide quality assurance of creative deliverables
  • Work along side of creative and design director to install new processes and create best practices
  • Mentor and lead junior visual team members

Experience Guidelines

  • Design problem-solving skills—ability to work through designs that are of extreme complexity
  • Expert working on applications, marketing sites, and ecommerce sites
  • Inspire and mentor junior level designers 
  • A passion for creating great user experiences through the use of visual design
  • Strong understanding of branding and digital identity
  • Experience managing teams of designers
  • Ability to lead client relationships
  • Actively engages and participates in the design community 
  • Understanding limitations of Flash, Flex, CSS, AJAX, DHTML, RIA and other emerging technologies like mobile.
  • Strong presentation skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong design portfolio
  • Knowledge of basic human factors techniques
  • Understanding of motion graphics

Preferred

  • Minimum 10 years of design experience for large, Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries and verticals
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a design agency or consultancy 

Software package expertise

  • Adobe Creative suite
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Microsoft Project

Education

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts or design degree (Master’s degree a plus)

30-50% travel depending on project. Candidate should be comfortable with travel and overtime as client commitment requires.

As part of TandemSeven's standard employment process, candidates will undergo a complete background check, which may include fingerprinting, prior to an offer being extended. Background checks are conducted by a professional third party firm at no charge to the applicant and include: prior employment verification, education verification, social security trace, criminal background check and motor vehicle records (where required for position).

TandemSeven supports Workforce Diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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