Fjord Washington, D.C.

Associate Visual Designer – Metro Washington, DC

We are a family of Fjordians. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do.

Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits.

Visual Designer 

At Fjord, visual design is the heartbeat of our design practice. Our designers identify user needs, interpret client challenges, and develop concepts that unify our products and services. Visual designers work collaboratively with UX and Content Design teams, absorbing the project’s needs, creating concepts, and evolving the client’s brand in an engaging way. As a Visual Designer, you’ll be accountable for concepts, strategies, and visual design artifacts at the project level.

As a team, we:

  • Articulate the story and vision clearly in the service of our discipline.
  • Consistently push ourselves toward groundbreaking design thinking.
  • Demonstrate how unconventional thinking leads to world-class design.

 

As a Visual Designer, you:

  • Ensure our work communicates clearly, is on brand, and delights users.
  • Understand Visual Design as a discipline and a practice.
  • Explain and discuss design decisions eloquently, and give design feedback.
  • Contribute to the definition and creation of flexible, coherent design systems and component libraries.
  • Partner with design, technology, and project management to ensure the project meets creative, strategy, and project objectives.
  • Design (and begin to direct others to design) mood boards, comps (with and without wireframes), concept sketches, presentation decks, style guides, and storyboards. May also contribute content to decks.
  • Gather deliverables into client-ready presentations.
  • Understand brand strategy and the organizational/political dynamics of assigned brands, including the critical processes that drive them and the key players involved. Translate or extend the brand identity system to digital touchpoints.
  • Attend and help plan studio and community events, workshops, and conferences as a Fjord ambassador.

 

Working together, we will:

  • Unite and inspire designers, creating world-class work.
  • Consistently create and elevate brilliant design thinking in our studio and beyond.
  • Collaborate on products and services that build the business and change the way our clients think about design.


  • At least 2 years relevant industry experience on digital playgrounds
  • Experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management and user research
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as the Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Fireworks
  • Proficient in a variety of methods to convey ideas and concepts (e.g. storytelling, storyboards, mood boards, prototypes, etc.)
  • Knowledge of web based  technologies and  mobile operating systems and platforms and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, for example Flex, Ajax, Flash, HTML 5, CSS, scripting, iOS, Android,  Windows7/8,  and various  other technologies are a plus
  • Demonstrable skills in illustration, photography, or diagrammatic expertise and iconography are an advantage
  • Knowledge of mobile, tablet and desktop platforms is an advantage
  • Good task management skills and the ability to brief and on-board other designers
  • Ability to articulate and justify ideas and design solutions to clients
  • Ability to work independently and identify and solve problems effectively and efficiently

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Job Candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

 

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


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