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Full-time Visual Designer

at Fjord in London

Fjord is a design and innovation consultancy. 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 800 design experts in twenty two global creative hubs.

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

What responsibilities will you have?
•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 behaviour 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.

What skills & experience are we looking for?
•Extensive relevant industry experience.
•In possession of a relevant degree or professional qualification(s).
•Proficient in and/or knowledge of relevant software packages i.e.
•Photoshop and Illustrator, In Design, Flash, 3D graphics packages, and motion graphics software such as After Effects.
•Experience creating visual design guidelines and documentation, design language systems and motion studies.
•Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise (information visualization) and iconography are an advantage.
•Able to present concepts and justify design decisions.
•Able to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
•Demonstrable attention to detail.
•Willingness to travel.

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.

How to apply

Please send your CV, Portfolio and Coverletter via email to

Include the position title you are applying for in the subject line. Also, in the body of your email please be sure to include your name, email address and contact phone number.

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Published on 31-01-2017