IBM UX/Visual Designer in LONDON, United Kingdom

We are assembling an ‘A’ team of developers, product managers and designers. Collaboration and rapid iteration is at the core of the way we design and build products. As a Bluemix garage Developer, you should have a passion for writing amazing code and working with other developers to deliver innovative applications created and hosted on Bluemix platform.The Bluemix Garage is an “Innovation and Transformation” consultancy located in the heart of the start-up community. Our design first organization applies IBM Design Thinking and Lean User Experience (UX) techniques to help our clients, large and small, deliver amazing experiences to their customers by helping them identify and build the right app on Bluemix. Our fast paced, collaborative, and co-located teams make the IBM Bluemix Garage the most exciting place to be. Bluemix is IBM Platform as a Service (PaaS) and is a core part of IBM’s cloud strategy. Bluemix is trailblazing new technology platform and cloud services devOps, business models, developer outreach, and with the creation of the Bluemix Garage- a new type of consulting services lab. Our clients choosing Bluemix are looking for innovation and agility in how apps are defined, designed, and developed. The notion of the Garage was born out of the changes on how we work with our customers. This is a distinctively new approach to app development, a 180 degree shift from the way the IBM does client engagements. We are bringing clines into the garage and using IBM Design Thinking to get minimal viable product definition correct and adopting agile practices for developing quality apps rapidly Responsibilities of the role

  • Provide support during discussions with prospective clients, help assess design needs for projects with senior designer, help to scope and craft design portion of proposals

  • Attend to design detail and the understanding of when and how to apply it

  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in typography, colour theory and iconography

  • Solid understand of mobile and desktop graphic techniques and production practices

  • Assist in pulling together retrospective presentations to document for the client the value-add of Design Thinking to their specific project.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce quick, low fidelity sketches and sleek, high fidelity visuals on tight schedules with a ton of initiative.

  • Collaborate and continually engage with the developers to iteratively design experiences that delight customers while improving the bottom line.

  • You will be working with the Bluemix Garage Developers, and Architects, Bluemix Garage Practice leaders as well as the Customer Product Managers and Subject Matter Experts.

    Required Technical Experience

  • Previous proven track record of delightful and innovative designs.

  • Previous experience in visual and mock-up user experience

  • Experience in demonstrated skills developing personas, writing scenarios, wireframing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Strong typographic skills

  • Experience working with Developers

  • An understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for web and mobility devices

  • Knowledge of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite and Axure

  • Excellent communication, storytelling and prototyping skills

  • Ability to work independently when needed, as well as collaborate with a cross-functional team

  • Ability to conceptualize quickly and present in-progress work for critique

  • Ability to work within constraints and maintain branding

  • Create and translate wireframes into visual designs

  • Understanding of good design processes, especially IBM Design Thinking and Lean UX

  • Previous proven track record of delightful and innovative designs.

  • Previous experience in visual and mock-up user experience

  • Experience in demonstrated skills developing personas, writing scenarios, wireframing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Strong typographic skills

  • Experience working with Developers

  • An understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for web and mobility devices

  • Knowledge of design tools including Adobe Creative Suite and Axure

  • Excellent communication, storytelling and prototyping skills

  • Ability to work independently when needed, as well as collaborate with a cross-functional team

  • Ability to conceptualize quickly and present in-progress work for critique

  • Ability to work within constraints and maintain branding

  • Create and translate wireframes into visual designs

  • Understanding of good design processes, especially IBM Design Thinking and Lean UX

Cloud Development