Illumina: Visual Designer

Posted by | July 9, 2012 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: San Diego, CA

URL: http://www.illumina.com/

Job Summary:
 
Illumina is seeking a creative and visually articulate designer capable of communicating ideas through compelling high-fidelity illustrations and prototypes to join our UX team. You will work closely with UX Designers and the rest of the software development team to conceive, design and deliver simple, intuitive, and visually stunning software solutions. Successful candidates must have a solid grasp of illustration and user interface principles as well as a keen sensitivity of design, color, and typography.
 
Responsibilities:
 
• Develop art standards for the department and help keep them updated and maintained
• Produce and document design deliverables that can be shared and reused across software programs. Actively contribute to and promote the use of a shared repository of design patterns and artifacts
• Conceive, design and develop dynamic and visually stunning user interfaces for web, desktop and mobile devices including icon to application design
• Create wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, illustrations, high fidelity layouts, icons, and other graphical assets that visually communicate technical concepts
• Stay up to date on current trends in visual design for web, mobile, desktop and tablet apps
 
Requirements:
 
• Bachelor’s degree in design, human-computer interaction, fine arts or related field
• 5+ years of industry experience in visual design, graphic design, or UX
• Critical eye for detail and pixel perfection in all aspects of visual design, including typography, iconography, and color
• Demonstrated understanding of visual and user interface design principles with a proven track record of creating simple and intuitive visual representations of complex information and interactions
• Solid understanding of contemporary user interface design conventions and branding strategy
• Experience designing applications for a variety of platforms including web, desktop and mobile devices
• Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other visual design tools
• Ability to deliver high quality work under tight timelines
• Self-motivated with exceptional communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills
• Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams of engineers, scientists, and product managers
• Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple complex projects in a timely manner
• Strong portfolio available for viewing
 
Additional Desired Skills:
 
• Ability to create functional prototypes using HTML5/CSS/JavaScript
• Experience working in agile (Scrum) development environment a plus
• Basic understanding of genomics or biology a big plus
• Eager to try/learn new things and willing to step outside your comfort zone
* Please attach a link to your portfolio
 
 
Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Employer

To apply: https://www.illumina.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=4437&CurrentPage=1

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