About the Role We are looking for a Digital Product Designer for our Managed Portfolios group. This multi-talented individual will be involved in all parts of the design process concept development, creative visualization, user research and testing, UX writing, system design, and prototyping.
This person will work within a cross-functional, global team developing software for financial professionals. We seek a curious, entrepreneurial designer who loves the challenges of elegantly simplifying complex data, translating user needs into intuitive, rewarding interactions, and beautifully expressing our brand.
Job Responsibilities Youll be great at Providing inspired solutions for complex navigation and information hierarchy challenges at a system level while also creating an elegant user-facing experience.
Making bold design concepts and experiments that challenge conventional thinking and inspire our business and customers to be the best they can be.
Testing your designs and experiments with our users financial advisors and investors in order to continuously improve the usability and desirability of our products.
Documenting your best-loved and tested ideas in rigorous functional detail. Using design thinking methods expertly in day-to-day work, including collaborating with the team to successfully incorporate these methods into an Agile process.
Making expert-level visual decisions around typography, composition, color, and data visualization. Producing all artifacts needed to visualize, communicate, and test product design direction including task flows, wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, and high-fidelity comps.
Collaborating with your teammates on decisions around information structure, relationships, and strategy. Promoting the values and methods of design thinking to solve user needs and realize business goals while also supporting our design culture.
Identifying connections between products and communication channels Partnering with product and engineering teams to support the end-to-end vision of the product.
Collaborating with an international team to perfect a global product for a global user base Promoting open discussion of new ideas, tough issues, and contrasting points of view.
Youll also do things like Advocate for quality design and demonstrate the value of doing it right. Demonstrate skillful stakeholder management, including managing expectations and obtaining agreement on key objectives.
Continuously strive to find better ways of doing things. Edit and generate clear and concise labels, prompts, and other messaging copy that guides the user and meets business needs.
Collaborate with the product managers and engineers to make sound product decisions. Be proficient in core research skills, such as interviewing, analysis, and reporting techniques, and execute common types of user research with minimal guidance and supervision.
Qualifications Basic qualifications Bachelors degree At least 3 years professional experience designing for software, web and / or digital products.
Preferred qualifications Strong knowledge of Sketch, Invision, Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS X Knowledge of HTML and CSS Experience working with Design Systems Financial industry experience, particularly with financial advisors or managed account platforms Degree in a field related to human-computer interaction, design, library sciences, psychology, or communication 001 MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal Entity