Visual Designer at Cognizant (Philadelphia, PA)

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As part of Cognizant Digital Business, Idea Couture is a network of studios of human-centered design practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences that help organizations navigate change and innovate by creating extraordinary experiences.

As a strategic innovation and experience design firm we're all about bringing new things-products, brands, solutions, services, technologies, strategies, structures, systems, and organizations-into the world. We love big ideas and even bigger ambitions. We stand out because we put human experiences at the core. Using design thinking methodologies, we solve problems and identify business opportunities-generating new growth, meaningful differentiation, and economic value for our Fortune 500 companies, while improving everyday lives.

Among us you'll meet anthropologists, sociologists, futurists, strategists, designers, technologists, engineers, and other super smart people-and everyone collaborates. We foster an environment where people are encouraged to explore beyond the walls of their job descriptions.

If you're thoughtful, ambitious, and intellectually curious,we'd love to hear from you.

Visual Designer

Your professional journey has brought you to this moment. As the visual designer, you are the center of the visual design universe. Visual designers are responsible for the look and feel of an experience. They listen to their hearts and minds, using both emotion and reason to find the perfect balance between form and function. They construct and document design systems from the primitive layer (typography, color, spacing) to more complex system parts (components, templates, and page layouts). They create interaction models and prototypes to demonstrate how a design system works in the context of an experience. They know how to excite your retina and cause your pupils to dilate.

The idea of working for high-profile, internationally recognized brands gets your blood pumping. Owning the UI end-to-end is your sweet spot. You initiate and manage design activities from working sessions to prototype development. That voice in the room is your voice, leading the UI conversation with clients, guiding their decisions while securing approvals. You're a teacher and foster professional growth within the design ranks. You lead a small band of talented UI folks that bring experiences to life. And when you're not making clients deliriously happy, you might also find yourself designing concepts to help land the next big deal.

Responsibilities

  • Know the business objectives, requirements, and project goals
  • Demonstrate to internal and external clients an understanding of their products and marketing challenges, and are responsive to the strategic and creative needs of the brand
  • You can see the forest for the trees and are able to independently evolve rough sketches and whiteboards into exceptional production ready screen design
  • Manage the client in all matters relating to UI and visual design
  • Direct both on and offshore UI and visual designers on your team
  • Translate research findings and discovery data (workshops, lab studies, field visits, ethnography, stakeholder interviews) into visual concepts and solutions that are on-brand and tied to project goals
  • Lead UI design, development, and management for "best in class" creative digital products across all digital channels
  • Produce mood boards and style tiles
  • Create and evolve design systems from primitive layers (color, typography, spacing) to complex components, templates, and pages
  • Provide ideas and feedback to fuel collaborations with UX/UI designers and technical teams in an agile design and development process
  • Collaborate effectively across disciplines, product lines and roles
  • Originate design as needed while delegating and supervising team members assigned to projects
  • Develop, lead, and inspire design team members, each responsible for defining and delivering end-to-end UI design
  • Foster career growth and skill excellence for junior level UI design team members
  • Present UI/visual design deliverables to internal teams and client stakeholders and coach junior members on how best to do the same
  • Contribute to business development efforts including concepts, project approaches, and estimations
  • Work effectively in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple meetings, ubiquitous project asks, and the unexpected

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of creative design experience for software and web applications
  • 2+ years' experience managing direct reports
  • A college degree in graphic design or related field of study
  • Proven client-facing role experience
  • Experience working with teams on large scale, long-term projects
  • Current with UI design patterns, trends, and best practices
  • Skilled in the design of modern iOS and Android native mobile apps
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Well versed in web accessibility guidelines and compliance
  • Advanced skill level in the creation of clickable prototypes using Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, or equivalent

Nice to Haves

  • Experience working in Travel & Hospitality, Life Sciences, Food & Beverage
  • Versed in photo compositing techniques, and photo retouching
  • Ability to design and produce original iconography
  • Illustration capabilities
  • 3D capabilities
  • Other areas of interest, education, or hobbies beyond visual design that broaden your perspective and add value back to your professional practice

Application Requirements

  • A stellar portfolio that demonstrates your mastery of UI design. Samples should include well-written descriptions of your journey from problem solving to solution

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About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, please email [email protected] with your request and contact information.
More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 534 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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