Thrivent Financial UX/UI Designer in Chicago, Illinois
We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.Job SummaryAs a UX/UI designer is part of a digital product team and collaborates on all levels of discovery, design and delivery processes. They design, develop and test digital products are designed, both functionally and aesthetically, and play an active role in feedback and iteration throughout the product life cycle. This role will simultaneously bring to life a blank canvas while also diving into User Experience and Design details of new experiences.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Create world-class, user-centered designs based on research, business needs, analytics & user feedback in an agile environment.
Demonstrate experience at participating in white-boarding sessions, design thinking and story mapping exercises.
Design UX and interaction flows of responsive web and mobile experiences.
Develop conceptual sketches, visual mockups, navigation flows, storyboards, wireframes, and interactive prototypes to form and communicate design ideas.
Participate in user testing to gauge the usability of new and existing products.
Develop interactive prototypes (ranging from low- to high-fidelity with interactions and visual design) and iterate based on user insight and stakeholder/user feedback.
Demonstrate strong visual design skills and careful attention to detail in delivering on-brand, high quality, development-ready responsive UI designs for web and mobile platforms.
Evolve and develop UI Kits, atomic design systems, and corresponding specifications and documentation.
Partner with the cross-functional teams to assess and optimize new and existing features and page templates.
Give and receive feedback generously, advocate for quality, learn new tools and processes, grow your craft in new ways, and stay up to date on UX/UI best practices.
Present your concepts and designs, come with a point of view, and be able to communicate your vision, ideas, process, and decisions.
Required Job Qualifications
Portfolio of work samples that expresses your design work and original approaches to the challenges. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Digital Design, Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or related fields.
1+ years of experience as an interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar roles.
Expert level proficiency with UX design-related software and tools (e.g., Axure, Bohemian Coding Sketch, Adobe XD, Adobe Suite etc.).
Strong visual design skills including typography, animation, iconography, color and composition.
Experience in atomic design systems, pattern library.
Experience designing for web, tablet and mobile devices.
Knowledge of contemporary design and development methodologies is a plus.
Must have excellent User Experience and Interaction Design skills and be able to communicate clearly and concisely through visual specifications.
Other Critical Factors
Ability to extract complex concepts and quickly turn around rigorous flows, mockups and interactive prototypes reflecting a range of options.
Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment.
Demonstrate visual design expertise through mockups and style guides.
Additional design skills in related fields, including motion design and prototyping.
Strong understanding of typography, color and layout principles.
Any tricks up your sleeve?
Motion design, video editing.
Complex prototyping, including animations and micro-interactions for digital products.
Conducting competitive analyses, research, and/or usability testing.
Any other awesome skills you bring to the table!
Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.
Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.
At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our customers. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.
For over 100 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, it’s a Fortune 500 company that offers a full range of expert financial solutions, serving more than 2 million customers, as well as the communities in which they live and work.
Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse clientele, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit Thrivent.com to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.