About the Role We are looking for an Associate-level Product Designer for our Cloud-based design team in our Professional Software group.
Backed by Morningstar's independent research, methodologies, high-quality data, behavioral science and innovative product design, our team builds a modern suite of software that helps both wealth and asset managers as well as advisors hone their investment strategies, build competitive portfolios, and research industry trends.
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 Owning all parts of the design process from discovery, definition, development, and delivery Bringing concepts to life through clear wireframes to illustrate a single point in a flow while also exploring how this could impact or align with the experience Creating high-fidelity prototypes and other artifacts that communicate design direction and execution considerations Understanding how to connect the information were trying to communicate with a users anticipated or perceived needs and actions Helping implement best practices around creating a great user experience Creating personas, experience maps, and user journeys to identify pain points and opportunities within an experience Solving a variety of navigation and information organization challenges.
Using deliverables, such as site maps, to visually communicate relationships between pages and content Recognizing and supporting user-focused solutions and design thinking methods by preparing materials for workshops, contributing to research sessions, and helping the team create prototypes Creating wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, task flows, and other artifacts to visualize and communicate design direction Applying creativity, logic, and critical thinking in new situations to find the best solution while continuously striving to find better ways of doing things Actively seeking out new challenges and tasks and overcoming obstacles to achieve results.
Demonstrating core design skillsespecially concerning typography, composition, information hierarchy, and data visualizationto create delightful, engaging experiences that reinforce the Morningstar brand Solving challenging information and communication design problems and being able to present multiple concepts for consideration, with sound rationale Supporting the Morningstar Design System by defining and specifying consistent interactions, patterns, and conventions Youll also do things like Collaborate with the product owner, designer, and engineers on your squad to make product decisions Clearly articulate design decisions and share your process with stakeholders and other designers when appropriate Collect, interpret, and prioritize the feedback you receive Participate in critiques, workshops, design studios, and other design activities Participate in user research and prototyping activities, such as helping with planning, taking notes during sessions, and helping analyze the data Demonstrate design skills, especially concerning typography, information hierarchy, and data visualization Be curious, resourceful, and have a desire to solve challenging information, communication, and systems design problems Prioritize your work and know when to ask for help or clarity Basic Qualifications Bachelors degree 1-2 years of relevant professional experience designing for software, web and / or digital products Preferred Qualifications Experience working with Design Systems Strong knowledge of Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Mac OS X Knowledge of HTML and CSS Excellent communication skills, both written and oral 001 MstarInc Morningstar Inc. Legal Entity