SF Job: Junior Visual Interface Designer at kyte.tv

27 Feb 2007 - 6:15pm
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hansvon200
2006

Decentral.tv is reshaping the way in which media is produced, broadcast, and
interacted with. We are seeking a 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 and learn from an exceptional
team.

Working closely with the other Designers, you¹ll be designing the look and
feel of our applications, website, and marketing communications. If you have
a passion for building cool products and are ready 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
difference.

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 interested in future trends, and at the same time, is not
afraid to take care of all the little details that are required to get
there.

Requirements:
€ One year or more experience designing solutions for Internet services or
product interfaces.
€ Excellent typography, visual design and illustration skills. Commitment to
simplicity and consistency.
€ Understanding or interest to learn about the User Centered Design Process
from concept to implementation: Getting involved 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.
€ Ready to collaborate closely with other opinionated Designers, brilliant
Engineers, demanding Business Owners and thorough QA experts. Ready to learn
how to take constructive feedback from anybody in the team regardless of
rank and background.
€ Good technical understanding, striving to make proposals that are both
implement-able and delightful to the user.
€ Expertise in all common design tools like Illustrator, Photoshop and
especially Flash.
€ BA, BFA degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design or a related field

Desirable:
€ Affinity to development of online communities, social networks, widget
based applications, or mobile games/applications.
€ Desire to learn how to map interface behavior consistently between cell
phones, handhelds, browsers, televisions and kiosks.
€ Interest to learn about 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 reply to this posting, paste
a cover letter and resume into the body of the message, along with links to
your work/portfolio, and write "JD-Your Name" (i.e. JD-Jane Smith) in the
subject line. No attachments will be opened. Thank you.

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