Fjord Visual Designer - Toronto, ON | Accenture | FreshGigs.ca | 02/01/17
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Fjord Visual Designer Full-Time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Accenture ()
Category: Advertising / Branding, User Experience

The digital revolution is changing everything. It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play. Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries. At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises. Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.

ACCENTURE DIGITAL

Accenture Digital is powered by three practices–Analytics, Interactive, and Mobility. As part of our Interactive practice, you’ll help businesses grow in entirely new ways. You’ll drive revenues, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. All while enhancing a little thing called brand equity.

Fjord

Fjord is a service design consultancy, acquired by Accenture Interactive in 2013. We create useful, effective, and desirable digital services that people love. We help the world's leading businesses make complex systems simple and elegant with the power of design. Founded in 2001, Fjord employs a diverse group of over 200 design experts in nine global creative hubs including Berlin, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Stockholm. Clients include the BBC, Citibank, ESPN, the NFL, Nokia, PayPal, Qualcomm, and Telefónica, among others.

Our work environment appeals to self-motivated, flexible team players that have great interpersonal skills and lots of curiosity. We believe in peer relationships rather than hierarchies; in teams rather than lone thinkers. Fjord is all about an open collaborative approach and we think it is the key enabler for us to deliver innovative, ground-breaking work.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Apply conceptual thinking to create world-class digital services   across   multiple platforms, smartly bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
  • Develop sound UX concepts, including the definition of customer needs, task analysis, and the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases
  • Develop the digital brand and identity strategy for our customers
  • Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
  • Create instant tangibility for the Fjord team and the client through storytelling and rapid prototyping methods, ranging from paper sketching to digital prototyping
  • Develop the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
  • Produce animation/motion   solutions and demos created in Flash, 3D or similar software
  • Give data meaning through information visualization
  • Create light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
  • Work directly with customers and prospects to design end-to-end experiences using participatory and iterative design techniques including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of qualitative and quantitative research to uncover insights, learn about user behavior and verify design concepts
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes   other designers, program management, business and brand strategists, and hardware   and software developers
  • Collaborate effectively with remote team members, including designers, researchers, engineering, product management, marketing and others
  • Participate in and contribute to Project Debriefs.
  • Play an active role in client meetings.
  • Vocalize opinions and ideas to clients and the project team.
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
  • When necessary, manage work streams directly with clients

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years’ experience working in user interface design with consumer applications, preferably mobile devices, rich web apps/site, interactive TV within the media, telecommunications and broadband industries
  • Experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Flex and Visio
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc)
  • Knowledge of web based technologies and mobile operating systems and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, for example Flex, Ajax, Flash, HTML 5, CSS, scripting, iOS, Android, Windows7/8…, and various other technologies are a plus
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage
  • Knowledge of mobile, tablet and desktop platforms is an advantage
  • Good task management skills and the ability to brief and on-board other Designers
  • Ability to articulate and justify ideas and design solutions to clients
  • Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Seek out opportunities for self-development
  • Effectively manage administration such as time reporting, expense submission etc.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Develop and maintain open honest and trusting relationships
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided
  • Ability to meet travel requirements, when applicable

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Seek out opportunities for self-development
  • Effectively manage administration such as time reporting, expense submission etc.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Develop and maintain open honest and trusting relationships
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner
  • Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.   Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.

We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

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