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Lead Visual Designer (Visual Designer IV)

OVERVIEW

Rackspace is looking for a passionate lead visual designer who will play an important role in evolving our  brand and unifying the visual design language across all customer touch points. Close team collaboration is expected, working with a cross functional team including User Researchers, Interaction Designers, Product Managers and Developers to create visually engaging designs. The position requires a supremely talented designer with a passion for simple, well-executed design and a solid understanding of user centered design methods and techniques.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the look and feel exploration, conceptual and visual development, and final execution of design directions
  • Provide direction and leadership to designers working on their project teams, scope design phases of projects accurately and efficiently and industry events as required
  • Work on multiple projects while adhering to creative direction, technical specifications, brand identity and meeting tight deadlines
  • Champion the brand evolution and be a key contributor to the development of unified design language
  • Execute wireframes from the UX team and develop user interface and visual designs
  • Keep up to date with the industry's trends and standards, latest tools and preferred practices
  • Present visuals and help communicate design strategies and executions
  • Participate in frequent design ideation sessions with UX and Product Teams
  • Cultivate a positive team dynamic and exhibit a professional attitude by demonstrating a good balance between creativity and practical flexibility

 

REQUIREMENTS

Technical

  • Expert: Design software (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Expert: User centered design methods and techniques
  • Strong: Web-based technologies (HTML, Flash, CSS, and AJAX)
  • Strong: Creating wireframes, storyboards and style guides
  • Proficient: Wireframe tools (Balsamiq, Fireworks, Axure or similar)
  • Proficient: Analytic software (Omniture and Google Analytics)
  • Proficient: Mobile and responsive design experience

Competencies

  • Well versed in design fundamentals including composition, color theory, typography, concept development and motion design
  • Understands information architecture, user interface essentials, interaction design, brand image management and style guide creation
  • Strong knowledge of user-interface and information architecture principles and how to design web sites with complex information or functionality
  • A deep understanding of how basic design principles are applied to the web
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills when articulating and advocating design concepts and rationale
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality designs in a collaborative environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to work independently and build strong relationships with functional team partners

 Education/Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (design related field preferred)
  • A minimum of 7 years of design experience with a stellar portfolio

Travel

  • Expected to travel to the Castle (Rackspace Headquarters) in San Antonio twice a week on average if based in Austin

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I am interested in a senior level position offering the opportunity for thrive working in a collaborative team environment.

I've spent the last year and a half working full-time as a ux mobile designer for a LATAM's biggest online retailer. During that time, I've logged thousands of hours doing everything related to the mobile user experience process, including native apps, mobile websites,

conversion rate, and quality assurance. I currently work close to the dev team and I ensure that the quality of every submission meets our high visual standards. I'm also very familiar with agile process and design sprints.

What I like most about my current job is that it gives me the opportunity to learn and be creative, and it looks like this position would do the same. I feel that I could be a valuable asset to your team, and I bring to the table all of the skills that you require in an visual designer.

 

I look forward to discussing my qualifications further and can be reached by email at fracazo[at]gmail[dot]com or by phone at +5521981878812.

 

Thank you so much for your time.

 

Best,

Alex Fracazo

 

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