1+ months

Lead Design Strategist

Atlanta, GA 30303
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Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. \u003Cbr /\u003E Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv data-field=\u0022Postion_Requirement\u0022 class=\u0022Requirement\u0022\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EMinimum Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EMust be eighteen years of age or older.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EMust be legally permitted to work in the United States.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EEducation Required:\u003C/strong\u003E\u0026nbsp; The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor\u0027s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EWork Experience Required:\u003C/strong\u003E 2 \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EPhysical Requirements:\u003C/strong\u003E Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EAdditional Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E Mastery of all the latest design tools, platforms, and versions of applicable software programs: Mac OS, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other design tools). \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EPreferred Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAdvanced proficiency in Design Thinking, Design Sprint and/or Service Design methodologies\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDeep experience in public speaking\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAdvanced prototyping skills\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience navigating and collaborating with interdisciplinary teams\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to think on your feet and work expertly under tight deadlines\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProficient in our software stack, e.g., Sketch, Invision, Axure, Illustrator, Photoshop\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience running Remote Workshops\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAdditional software skills, e.g. project management software such as Airtable and online whiteboarding tools such Mural\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:\u003C/strong\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to concept, present and execute\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAct as an exemplary representative of the online experience team in its dealings with internal clients and external vendors with the ability to interact comfortably with executives at highest levels of the Company\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProvide strong client management skills with flawless follow-up\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProvide creative solutions consistent with industry trends, demonstrating ability to problem-solve\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to translate complex information into easy-to-understand designs and visual elements\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProven ability working in fast paced environment with shifting priorities while managing tactical deliverables and meeting deadlines\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to maintain strong rapport with teammates, and stakeholders from multiple business groups\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003C/div\u003E


Posted: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-06-13

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