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Visual Designer

  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 09/02/2018
  • Job reference: J380844A

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Role: Visual Designer

Duration: 5 months

Location: London

Job description

Our clients Global Creative Services/Enterprise Messaging team are seeking a user-obsessed, Visual Designer to help build their new marketing website platform. The ideal candidate will have a strong visual design background with thorough knowledge of both user-centered design and traditional design principles. Your primary focus will be to develop visually compelling user interfaces that fit within our design system WEL - Web Experience Language. You will work closely with the back-end and front-end development teams to create and bring ideas to life with the goal to constantly push creative boundaries and create truly impactful experiences for our customers.


  • This role will involve some maintenance type design work (managing design system files, clean up work and validation that things are developed to design specifications)
  • Create exceptional customer experiences and visuals that reinforce our brand guidelines as well as meet business goals and requirements
  • Work with WEL Product Manager to create guidelines to ensure that our WEL (Web Experience Language) is being used consistently across the business
  • Collaborate with both internal and external design teams to build upon the core platform/design system for our marketing websites. This includes:
    • Design comps/layouts with existing components
    • Create new components or component variations
    • Ensure that new components adhere to the design system and new patterns are only introduced when necessary
    • Take designs created by other teams and problem solve on how to bring those designs into our design system
  • Sit with our developers who are based in London and validate that designs are developed to specifications and give design approvals necessary to keep development moving forward.
  • Iterate and improve designs based on analytics, testing and data

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a visual designer
  • Bachelor's degree in design or equivalent professional experience required
  • Experience designing for web and mobile
  • Knowledge of typographic, design and branding principles
  • Experience with a variety of design tools such as Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Online portfolio or design samples demonstrating visual design skills and relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of user-centered design principles and traditional design principles
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations of ever evolving platforms and technology
  • Strong organization skills and pixel-perfect attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain high design standards in a lean, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with a global team across many time zones
  • Strong project management skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from stakeholders and development teams
  • Experience with brand/identity development and design systems

Please include a digital portfolio with your resume.