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This is a Contract position through Upwork’s Talent Innovation Program (TIP). Our TIP team is a global group of professionals that augment Upwork’s business. Our TIP team members are located all over the world.

Work/Project Scope:

  • Collaborate with user researchers, product managers, data scientists, developers, and other designers to frame problems and take ideas from ideation through implementation
  • Demonstrate high-quality design practices by ensuring decisions are made with appropriate user insight and follow existing UX/UI systems while making well-informed decisions to create new patterns
  • Lead projects through an end-to-end design process: research, ideation, strategy, information architecture, interaction design, launch, and testing
  • Build a variety of design assets to communicate your concepts to a broad range of partners and end-users; ranging from strategy and experience concepts to detailed design systems and assets
  • Work closely with developers to deliver a polished final product

Must Haves (Required Skills)

  • Demonstrated ability with industry experience as a UX designer dedicated to the complete UX design and development lifecycle of several successfully launched desktop or mobile applications
  • Experienced at crafting experiences across multiple channels and operating systems including desktop and mobile.
  • Must be a self-motivated, excellent communicator, as comfortable taking direction as you are giving it
  • Able to successfully lead all aspects of a project from start to finish
  • Fluent in business English communication (verbal and written)
  • Availability to take meetings during the Pacific Time zone workday. Looking for minimum overlap of 8:30 am–12 pm.
  • An outstanding portfolio. Please include a link or PDF portfolio containing detailed UX case studies (minimum 3) as well as examples of strong visual design; designers without a portfolio will not be considered
  • Experience designing and prototyping using Figma