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UX Designer

  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Darlington, County Durham
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 12/09/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH87245

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UX Designer


3 Months



Your job will be to design accessible public services that are simple enough for everyone to use. You'll be excited by the challenge of creating digital services that work across multiple channels, devices, browsers and platforms. The suitable candidate will be able to see the bigger picture as well as the fine detail, and be able to sketch in code as well as on paper. You'll understand the way that the internet works and how to design in an agile environment and will want to help our business transform the way it delivers services, so that they're more efficient, simpler, faster and easier to use.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Understand user needs and how to design services that meet them
  • Design user-centred interfaces and transaction flows
  • Create and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas
  • Work with user researchers and front-end developers to turn concepts into user-centred services
  • Ensure that the design of services is consistent, both internally and with the rest of our website
  • Contribute to cross business interaction design patterns and standards
  • Contribute to the wider community of designers in our business

Skills and Experience:

  • Understand how the internet works
  • Have a design related degree, or relevant industry experience
  • Be able to sketch and prototype on paper and in HTML
  • Be able to work efficiently in an agile environment
  • Be able to explain ideas in a way that other people understand
  • Be able to constructively review the work of others
  • Know how to interpret user research
  • Have a basic understanding of typography
  • Know how to design accessible, secure, responsive user interfaces
  • Understand how form and function work together
  • Know how to remove complexity from services
  • Be able to write for user interfaces
  • Explain design decisions and be able to represent a service at a service assessment
  • Put forward the case for design with a product manager
  • Collaborate on designs with a developer
  • Engage the whole multidisciplinary team with the design process
  • Lead a workshop

Suitable candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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