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[JOB] Staff Creative Designer, Visa Inc.

Date: Feb 20, 2014
Location: Foster City, CA, US
Staff Creative Designer
Location: United States-CA-Foster City
Organization: Product Management
Job: Web Design
Job Number :140236
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.
Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.
Behind the Visa brand are our talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.
Looking to join a world-class team where your designs are seen and used by the entire world? Visa is changing how people are using and interfacing with payments within the gaming industry and we’re looking for a qualified individual to lead our design team to help us shape the future of our platform. You’ll have a blast creating fun and engaging user experiences, as well as have plenty of ideas about how to deliver these experiences based on your strong skills in inspiring both visual design and interaction design.
We are looking for a Staff Creative Designer to help revolutionize the way people pay for goods online. You will be responsible for designing rich and intuitive user experience / user interfaces for our web and mobile products. This will include web and mobile applications, widgets libraries, and tool interfaces for our existing platform, payments, and mobile environments. The designs should satisfy simplicity, ease-of-use and a rich user experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Our ideal candidate will work closely and collaborate with the UX team, Product, Development, QA and Developers to create and build the ideal experience our customers need. This position requires you to be self-motivated. We’re a team that jumps in with both feet and does what needs to be done.
The candidate must be a strategic, independent, self-motivated creative professional, capable of adapting quickly to a fast-paced environment. This is an active hands-on role that will require a designer who can solve complex visual and interaction design challenges. The candidate must also have an extremely developed sense of design and impeccable attention to detail.
Principle Responsibilities/Key Results Areas:
-Take ideas and concepts, and translate them into world class designs that effectively meet the needs of internal leaders, partners and most of all the customers
-Take ownership and lead visual design development throughout the entire lifecycle, from initial explorations through final design deliverables
-Push creativity, challenge established thinking, and discover new ways of solving a problem
-Develop visual design prototypes ranging from comps to interactive mock-ups
-Communicate and present design strategy/rationale effectively to key stakeholders
-Collaborate with cross-functional teams (UX, fellow visual designers, researchers, product managers) to create compelling visual designs of interactive experiences
-Develop the visual interface language as well as the specifications
-Work closely with web developers and engineers to deliver the final product
-Deep understanding of platform and device requirements such as form factors, screen resolutions, pixel density and aspect ratios
-Spark fresh ideas that are infused in our culture and our products
-8+ years in related professional work
-An outstanding portfolio demonstrating the successful delivery of innovative digital interface design solutions for web and mobile
-Experience in consumer payment, e-commerce is preferred
-A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand identity management, digital marketing and the creative process
-Demonstrated knowledge in computer and mobile platforms (iOS and Android)
-Excellent visual design skills; attention to detail and a demonstrated mastery of typography, color and page
-Experience and understanding of product management and the agile process
-Expert-level proficiency with design tools in the Adobe Creative Suite
-Be able to stand by your designs and provide solid rationale to backup your decision
-In-depth familiarity with the latest capabilities in HTML, CSS and JavaScript; understanding how comps translate to code, and the ability to use prototyping tools to convey design intent
-Relevant B.S./B.A degree
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