User Interaction Designer

We are looking for a user interaction designer for complex web applications.

Here is how we would describe you:

  • Your approach and point of view is human-centered and your passion for design excellence is inspiring
  • You’re insights-driven and can spot opportunities for improved design everywhere!
  • You’re at home with problem solving and have a proven ability to bring calm, order and elegance to complex experiences
  • You’re a confident and flexible design thinker, your sweet spot is the intersection of design and technology
  • You’re an outstanding team player with excellent communication and time-management skills
  • You take feedback well and are comfortable in a collaborative and iterative work environment as well as in isolation
  • You’re agile; you can nurture a cohesive vision and finesse visual designs at vector and pixel level

What you can expect to do:

  • Framing the problem space, from a widget to a page to an entire app. As the visual thinker on a multidisciplinary team you will drive the establishment of conceptual model and design for each engagement
  • Diagram and analyze existing task flows, generate alternatives and quickly establish “Idealized Task Flows”
  • Generate alternative UI Designs in sketch and wireframe format. Clearly communicate the pros and cons of each alternative, then drive towards a singular vision. These design alternatives will include all aspects of the user interface (task flow, screen layout, visual design/CSS details)
  • Deliver UI mockups, prototypes and detailed design specifications to communicate the look and feel of your designs. Be the visual thinker, on a multidisciplinary team, that helps turn words and discussion into conceptual model and solutions
  • Work closely with engineering team to implement designs. Be flexible and able to propose alternatives, in the face of engineering challenges, while maintaining the design intent

Qualifications

  • Example work that illustrates your capabilities as a user interface designer. Pieces should include how you framed the problem space, generated a range of alternatives, and arrived at the best solution
  • Comprehensive understanding of UI design best practices, patterns and intuitive navigational schemes
  • Expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and OmniGraffle. Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Bachelors degree in one of the design disciplines, HCI, or computer science is highly desired
  • 2-5 years of experience designing applications, ideally working in a UX team or agency environment
  • Motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment; adaptable and flexible with unexpected changes in direction
  • Proficient at conducting quick evaluations of new material and generating alternative designs

Job Location

May reside anywhere in the U.S.

Salary

Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and examples

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