Senior Interaction Designer: San Jose, CA / Recruiter / Full-Time

4 Apr 2007 - 2:19pm
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Brook Wyant

Title: Senior Interaction Designer
Location: San Jose area
Compensation: DOE + bonus + stock

A growing, teen community site is seeking a Senior Interaction
Designer lead its site redesign and to help define the user
experience and site identity. This three-year-old, well-funded,
rapidly growing startup was started by prestigious comic-book
artists. The site includes areas for social networking, community,
gaming; offers over two dozen other activities; and has 2 million
users unique visitors each month.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join a young company and
have a direct impact on the development of an expanding, innovative
Web site. If you are a talented visionary, ready to tackle hands-on
design work, serve in a leadership capacity and invest your all, this
may be the role for you.

Responsibilities include:
* Leading user-centered design processes
* Helping to define and communicate the broader vision of the site
* Participating in redesigning core existing features of the site
(such as message boards, stores, profiles and journals) as well as
introducing new features
* Assessing current site features and usage patterns
* Assisting with defining and revising Web site areas and features
* Drafting high-level user flow and navigation systems
* Creating conceptual designs and page functionality and flows
* Driving the look and feel and directing internal visual designers
* Helping to drive the methodology and execution of the usability lab

* Master's degree in human-computer interaction (HCI) or a related
field preferred; bachelor's degree in either computer science or
graphic arts a plus
* More than three years of experience designing user interfaces
* Experience leading the design for one or more complex Web-based services
* A broad understanding of the methods for creating Web services,
including participatory design and rapid prototyping
* Demonstrated experience in designing extremely usable,
consumer-oriented, Web-based interfaces and in producing exceptional,
innovative interface design work
* Excellent skills in conceptual design, collaboration and
organization as well as leadership, communication and teamwork
* A basic understanding of how Web-based presentation-layer
technologies work and how to exploit them, including DHTML, Flash and
AJAX (coding not required)
* Expert skills in HTML, Javascript and CSS as well as strong graphic
design skills
* A strong understanding of visual design and how it can shape and
influence user interfaces, and of human factors and usability best
* An ability to effectively negotiate interactions between designers
and engineers
* An ability to balance multiple projects and still see the bigger
picture to make strategic decisions
* Enjoyment in leading and motivating others and being part of a
fun-loving, hard working team
* Dedication to detail and deadlines plus a good sense of humor
* References and work samples required

If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please email me
a cover letter and Word doc or PDF version of your resume and link to
your portfolio.

Not all resumes will receive a response.

Arela Simerson
Recruiting Consultant
Email: arela at

*If you know of someone who you would like to refer for this
position, please have him or her email me directly and mention your
name. If you would like to refer someone confidentially, please
mention this in your email. I can pay a $1,000 - 3,000 referral fee
for each hired candidate.*

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