SF Job: Senior Visual Interface Designer at kyte.tv

27 Feb 2007 - 6:12pm
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Decentral.tv is reshaping the way in which media is produced, broadcast, and
interacted with. We are seeking a well-seasoned designer to drive the
development of its platform for delivering rich interactive content to users
on the web and mobile phones.

Recently funded by the founders of Skype and the premier VCs behind Hotmail,
Overture, and many other successful ventures, this is a rare opportunity to
get in at a very early stage, and to work with an exceptional team.

Working closely with the Principal Designer, you¹ll be responsible for the
look and feel of our applications, website, and marketing communications. If
you have a passion for building cool products and are ready to do some of
the best work of your career, take a look at our first application, kyte
(www.myspace.com/kytetv), and let us know if you think you can make a

This position is full-time and you¹ll be working out of our offices
overlooking Union Square in Downtown San Francisco. This position is ideal
for someone who is a big picture thinker, understands future trends, and at
the same time, is not afraid to get deeply involved with all the little
details that are required to get us there. If you like sitting in lots and
lots of meetings defining processes, writing long reports and specification
documents, this position is definitely not right for you. We have a lot of
work to do and our users don¹t seem to want to wait for very much longer.

€ 3 to 5 years experience designing outstanding, award-winning solutions for
Internet services and product interfaces.
€ Excellent typography, visual design and illustration skills. Advocacy for
simplicity and consistency.
€ Proven ability to contribute meaningfully to all phases of the User
Centered Design Process from concept to implementation: Hands-on-experience
with user research, user profile use cases, wire frames, information
architecture, user flows, and usability testing.
€ Ability to think on your feet and ³get it done². Readiness to apply common
sense and skip all those complicated time-consuming academic process steps
mentioned above when necessary.
€ Talent to quickly create convincing sketches and prototypes as well as
precise graphical assets.
€ Proven experience collaborating closely with opinionated Designers,
brilliant Engineers, demanding Business Owners and thorough QA experts.
Ability to take constructive feedback from anybody in the team regardless of
rank and background.
€ Solid technical understanding and ability to make proposals that are both
implement-able and delightful to the user.
€ Solid experience in all common design tools like Illustrator, Photoshop
and especially Flash.
€ BA, BFA or MFA in Graphic Design, Interaction Design or a related field

€ Previous experience in the development of online communities, social
networks, widget-based applications, or mobile games/applications.
€ Ability to map interface behavior consistently between cell phones,
handhelds, browsers, televisions and kiosks.
€ Experience coaching junior designers, managing and scoping deliverables,
budgets, and schedules.
€ Experience developing with HTML, DHTML, Java, Flash, and/or AJAX formats.

If this still sounds interesting to you, please to this posting, paste a
cover letter and resume into the body of the message, along with links to
your work/portfolio, and write "SD-Your Name" (i.e. SD-Jane Smith) in the
subject line. No attachments will be opened. Thank you.

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