Visual Web Designer
- Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- Toronto, ON, Canada
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Visual Web Designer
Position: Visual Web Designer Site: MaRS Centre, Toronto Department: Genome Informatics Reports To: Manager, Web Development Salary: Commensurate with level of experience Hours: 35 hours/week Status: Full-Time, Permanent
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a Visual Web Designer with UI/UX experience to design websites and application features, and contribute to meaningful projects. As a key member of the creative team, the candidate will apply their mastery in design to create amazing web page and application designs. The ideal candidate has experience working from scope requirements to a great product design and is comfortable to collaborate with teams, working together to satisfy user experience and product understanding, and adapting to aligned objectives. The ideal candidate is motivated and passionate about creating a positive impact in cancer research, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, with the practical expertise to make the role of design, a meaningful and viable practice as guided by research.
Perform intelligent organization and design analyses to new situations, creating outstanding design concepts that visually interpret problems and achieve UX design objectives within aesthetics, usability, and usefulness; and, help to predict user behavior with increasing accuracy and correctness;
Problem-solve in collaboration with stakeholders, but also design and development teams, to capture credible answers (content and information) to best solve problems as visual designed web pages. Artifacts from design analysis include, but are not limited by, designing user personas and describing user scenarios, designing skeleton wireframes and storyboards, incorporating branding and visual mock-ups, incorporating content language, sitemaps and designing information flow;
Produce high-quality designs for web, mobile and email systems, with working understanding of web browser devices and mobile device resolutions, web technologies including web input forms and accessibility guidelines, and an openness to create working understanding web platforms (Twitter/LinkedIn/Facebook, Google/GitHub);
Perform quality control analysis with visual language/brand, accessibility, application workflow comparison, and implementation reviews; Provide effective collaboration to support communication, user engagements and product goals;
Act as a positive example to peers and students.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Visual Communications or recognized equivalent;
2+ year(s) of visual design experience, including website designs and graphical designs produced for people and their projects;
1+ year(s) of writing experience, which may include web, technical, scientific and lay audiences;
Knowledge over the design analysis processes to integrate content, structure and tone into user experience that may discover the users’ real needs;
Experience producing high-quality design analysis deliverables including, but not limited to, designing user personas and describing user scenarios, designing skeleton wireframes and storyboards, incorporating branding and visual mock-ups, incorporating content language, sitemaps and designing information flow;
Mastery over design, prototyping and feedback tools including Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Sketch, Figma and InvisionApp; Knowledge and understanding of Print Content Designs and Writing for Emails, Web Content Page Designs and Writing for the Web, Software Product Designs and Application Flows, Responsive Web Designs and Designing for Mobile Devices, Color and Content Accessibility Guidelines, W3C Designs and Web Forms, CSS Layout Designs and Bootstrap Libraries, Content Design Patterns and UI Design Patterns, and Subject-Domain Knowledge in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology;
Willingness and desire to learn new skills and/or develop existing skills.