Randstad Visual Designer in Reston, Virginia

Visual Designer


Reston, VA

Date Posted:

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:



Randstad Technologies

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Visual Designer

Position Description

In your role as a visual designer, your day-to-day tasks will consist of creating visually engaging, innovative, and functional mobile and web products. You need the ability to bring your vision and concepts to life in a fast-paced, experiment-driven environment. As a member of our User Experience Design team, you will partner with human factors engineers and interaction designers to deeply understand our customers tasks and problems in order to develop safe and effective solutions.

A key aspect of your role is a thorough understanding of the right balance between business, design, and our customers and serving our brand s purpose, business missions, and customer needs.

Job Responsibilities

As a visual designer, your responsibilities will include areas of design such as typography, iconography, color, data visualization, and consistent application of patterns and guidelines. You will use your knowledge, expertise, and skills in all of these fields to help our customers successfully navigate and become comfortable with our software products.

More responsibilities in detail:

  • Present the user-interface visually so that information is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to find

  • Generate clear ideas, concepts, and designs of creative assets from beginning to end

  • Work collaboratively with other designers to ensure a consistent, integrated, brand perception and user-experience across our offerings

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team that includes engineers and product managers in order to create simple, easy-to-use products

  • Translate our customers business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging

  • Work well in an agile & experiment-driven environment to rapidly identify potential design solutions

  • Present your work well and articulately explain your design rationale to stakeholders at all levels

  • Push and evolve our visual framework, patterns, and brand guidelines

  • Collaborate with human factors engineers, experience designers and cross-functional stakeholders to create emotionally engaging designs

  • Participate in a collaborative, knowledge-sharing design community to inspire others to create innovative designs


  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in designing brand identities, grid systems, editorial layouts and applications for web, desktop and mobile.

  • The ability to refine other people s ideas and come up with new ones to create a highly designed visual experience across various software properties

  • Well organized, responsible, and passionate about our customers

  • Able to successfully work on multiple projects and deliver refined designs in a short timeframe

  • Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly and work in a fast-evolving environment

  • Expert skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Sketch, Invision, Axure and other relevant design tools

  • A BA or MA in Visual Design, Human Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, or a related field

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience delivering software products or services, particularly data visualization abilities

  • Phenomenal graphic design skills, with an eye for typography, palette, and pixel-level attention detail

  • Deep knowledge of design principles and methods, innovation, prototyping, and ideation tools

  • Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator with able to explain the rationale behind design choices

  • Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner

  • Use proven HFE methodologies and tools to improve the overall usability of our products and to ensure safe and reliable user experiences

  • Work collaboratively with key internal product stakeholders and customers to understand and support product design goals for existing and new products

  • Demonstrated track record of success analyzing user needs via contextual research, usability testing, and other validation methods

  • Outstanding portfolio showing examples of your own past work and the design rationale

Desired Skills

  • Proven ability to focus on the user s needs and to translate those needs into effective designs

  • Expert knowledge of interaction design/user-centered design principles

  • Well-versed with UI industry standards for visual design and in user testing methodologies

  • Capable of working independently and efficiently on multiple, complex projects

  • Ability to deliver high-quality, innovative work on tight schedules in an Agile environment

  • Front-end coding skills or, minimally, enough familiarity with coding standards to be able to consult and negotiate with web designers, coders, and R&D engineers

  • Desirable: management or mentoring experience with small teams; ability to manage project schedules

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