User Experience Designer

Northwestern Mutual

(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual?has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach including both insurance and investments, we empower people to be financially confident. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and leading-edge technology to best serve our clients.
The UX Designer can analyze tough problems, think though design challenges in a systematic way, and has experience completing most UX deliverables. This designer will work under the guidance of a more senior UX designer, while still having ownership over his or her work. The UX Designer will follow an an iterative design process to wireframe, prototype, and validate design ideas.
This designer produces work that follows UX best practices, internal guidelines, and also brings fresh ideas to the table. The UX designer will collaborate with other designers, product owners, and technologists, and contribute to the larger design team through research, presentations, and internal projects.
Ideal Candidate
* A self-starter who is user-focused, detailed, and solutions-oriented. * Basic knowledge of the fundamentals—user-centered design, visual design, brand development, and how products are put together. * An extreme passion for understanding the user, and a strong communicator of the user’s perspective throughout the design process. * An understanding that UX is more than just UI, but includes all user-centered design activities from research, concepting, flows, sitemaps wireframes, prototypes, annotations, and more. * Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Invision and anything else needed to get the job done. * A strong online portfolio available for viewing.


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