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Full-time Digital Visual Designer

at Accenture Federal Services in Washington, DC

Digital Visual Designer/Illustrator
Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. With 5,000 dedicated US employees, Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results. Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Join us and you can help our federal clients achieve what matters most, powering the services that touch the nation every day.

Our team is growing and we are looking for a "think outside the box" Visual Designer/Illustrator. Our candidate will need to apply superior visual design craftsmanship, design stunning experiences and interfaces. The designer will collaborate with art directors, project managers, user experience architects, content writers and producers to create creative assets aligned to the client’s business needs, digital branding and overall web strategy.

As a Digital designer and illustrator, you know what it takes to communicate a message through visual language. If you are passionate about creating the connective fabric that ties our services to the solutions we provide for clients, we’d like to meet you.

• Proven experience with User-Centered-Design methods/approaches
• Lead conceptual thinking to create world-class digital services across multiple platforms, smartly bringing together user needs, business goals and technical realities
• Conceptualizes sound UX concepts, including the definition of customer needs, task analysis, and the creation of personas, storyboards, scenarios, user flows and use cases.
• Create digital brand and identity assets as required by the project
• Translate concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity despite system complexity
• Conceptualize the Visual Interface Design through personas, storyboards, scenarios, mood boards, iconography, photography and illustrations
• Give data meaning through information visualization
• Create light weighed style guides and brand guidelines to supplement prototypes for our implementation partners
• Lead the communication of 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
• Participate in and contribute to Project Debriefs.
• Interest in the big picture beyond your own horizons; comfortable with Service Design, Business Design, UX-Design and Technologists
• Happy to take your thinking into the space (Whiteboards, Post-its, building blocks, etc.)

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 5 years relevant industry experience (at least 2 of them on digital playgrounds)
• Minimum of 2 years proficiency in web based technology and mobile operating systems and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions. For example, Flex, Flash, HTML 5, CSS, scripting, IOS, Android, Windows, 7/8 and various other technologies are a plus.
• Minimum 2 years working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Creative Suite, Dreamweaver and Fireworks
• Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design or related field.

Preferred Skills:

• Expert at driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
• Expert in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc)
• Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage.
• Proven ability to create, iterate and complete distinguished visual languages
• Exceptional storytelling skills
• Great understanding of content and how to translate it into various visual forms of expression
• Great understanding of the requirements and processes in digital environments
• Proficient with prototyping tools and techniques
• Self-organized and structured, with the ability to define your own tasks
• Ability to switch working modes between quick & dirty and hardcore attention to detail

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. Strong and eloquent presenter.
• Willingness to travel.
• Ability to integrate smoothly into ongoing multi-player creative processes.
• Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided.

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accenture is a federal contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

US Citizenship Required.

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Published on 25-10-2016