Senior UX Specialist

Cincinnati /
Experience Design /
Full-time
At Barefoot Proximity, we deliver personalized experiences that touch hearts, change minds and drive action. We have an opportunity for a Senior UX Specialist to guide strategy and execution for regional and global clients. Expertise in designing complex web apps with knowledge of content, email, and social media marketing is a must. This role requires a nimble, bridge-building leader with a passion for doing the right thing, someone with a strategic and tactical mind, someone who advocates for people while creating useful, usable, and engaging experiences that solve their big challenges.
 
Responsibilities include: 
·       Work with clients to understand their business and goals to guide content organization, strategy and user experience on their web and mobile properties
·       Create IA, wireframes, prototypes, sitemaps, user flows, journey maps, feature lists, mockups, functional requirements and other documentation to serve as the blueprints for site/experience design and development 
·       Evaluate existing websites to identify potential usability issues and opportunities for improvements
·       Conduct user testing and generate recommendations based on test results
·       Ensure consistency throughout user experience of web and mobile sites
·       Track emerging technologies and trends that may influence UX design
·       Educate colleagues and clients on IA/UX principles
·       Foster a creative and productive work environment 
·       Develop, facilitate, and manage UX related workshops such as design sprints
 
Requirements:
·       At least five years of experience in information architecture and/or user experience design
·       Experience translating user research into design decisions
·       BA or BS in: Information Sciences, Library Science, Graphic Arts, Computer Science, HCI, Marketing or a related area
·       Strong knowledge of website design, including working knowledge of front- and back-end development technologies
·       Strong knowledge of designing mobile experiences, including adaptive and responsive design approaches
·       Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodologies
·       Strong knowledge of user testing processes
·       Working knowledge of database design
·       Detail-oriented
·       Comfortable working with tight deadlines, communicating your ideas and presenting your work.
·       Experience with Sketch and Invision