UX/UI Designer

  • 175 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 3R8, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Saatchi & Saatchi is an advertising agency with the belief that creativity, data, media and technology should all work together, and we use that to influence human behavior and drive success for clients. S&S is one of the world's largest agency networks with 114 offices and more than 6000 employees globally. Here in our Toronto office we work with some of the countries most valued brands including Toyota, Lexus, Quesada and Mondelez just to name a few. We’re an award winning agency in both creativity and effectiveness, so it’s really important for us here to convert that innovation and the great ideas into real tangible business results for the organization.

Job Description

Saatchi and Saatchi is looking for their next UX/UI Designer. 

Are you a talented, multi-skilled UI/UX designer with a knack for taking complex business requirements and turning them into visually exciting, seamless online experiences across multiple platforms, browsers, and devices?  Awesome!  Then we want you to join our talented team of digital designers who work on enterprise solutions for industry-leading websites in a positive, collaborative environment.  

Responsibilities: 

  • Quickly learn and understand our team’s internal processes, collaborative tools, and version control systems through team and personal training activities to get up-to-speed and start contributing as soon as possible. 
  • The Design and output of assets necessary for projects that range from full conceptualization of a new section, to minor page updates within existing frameworks, applying style guides.
  • Manipulate photo assets through crops, compositing, and basic retouching techniques as required.
  • Produce wireframes, prototypes, and mock-ups to effectively communicate design and functionality to the team, and the client.
  • Give and receive constructive, detailed input and feedback to your colleagues during brainstorms, and internal design reviews.
  • Collaborate with our in-house development team to ensure projects meet prescribed design guidelines, working collaboratively to resolve design/developer obstacles and concerns.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in UI and UX design with a keen focus on website UX and UI best practices.
  • Expertise in the following software: ie. Sketch, Adobe Suite, and any prototyping software.
  • Expertise in typography, layout, photo manipulation/retouching, and other graphic design fundamentals.
  • Experience in Responsive and Adaptive website design for desktop, tablet, and mobile with a mobile-first mindset. Laying out screen breakpoints and applying grid layouts to ensure accuracy and consistency in development.
  • Ability to follow web-based style guides through conceptualization to production.
  • Strong communication skills: both verbal, and written, including the ability to articulate design rationale clearly and convincingly to both clients and colleagues.
  • Experience collaborating on a multi-disciplinary digital team, including Developers, Strategists, Project Manager’s, Copywriters, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt under fast timelines, multiple projects, and changing requirements in real-time.
  • Passion for learning, expanding your skillset, and employing the latest digital tools, processes, and technology to keep our clients on the leading edge.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Experience with the automotive sector a big plus!
  • Experience working in an "Agile" project management environment. 
  • Experience with versioning software (SVN etc.)
  • Familiar with Zeplin, confluence and Jira.
  • Working knowledge of front-end development; HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge or experience working with AODA compliance standards

Additional Information

Saatchi & Saatchi Toronto is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Drawing on valuable perspectives and insights from our unique workforce allows us to continue sharing our best work with the world. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate accommodation for candidates with disabilities or accessibility needs throughout the recruitment process, upon request. Please contact our recruiter for any questions, accommodations or specific requests.

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