JOB: Senior & Mid-Level Experience Designers, NYC, AKQA, Fulltime - Freelancers also welcome

23 Jun 2007 - 1:36pm
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mehera OBrien

AKQA is looking for mid-level and senior user experience professionals to join us in New York. You’ll collaborate with designers and developers to build rich, interactive experiences across a diversity of digital media. Anything from large-scale websites and content management systems, to microsites, advertising, mobile phone applications or even event kiosks. User experience is your passion: you can predict and describe user behavior, define business requirements with client teams and are equally at ease sketching with designers as negotiating feature sets with tech teams.

Please be prepared to show examples of your work – not only the final site/product, but also the documentation you created for the project, such as sitemap, wireframes and/or detailed specifications.

• At least 4 – 8 years in the interactive space as an Information Architect, Interaction Designer or other related role. Seniority commensurate with experience.
• A strong portfolio that demonstrates your core skills across a variety of project types (website, microsite, mobile, advertising, CMS, intranet, etc).
• BA/BFA in communication, multimedia, design or psychology a plus

User Experience Planning Skills
• Excellent client handling and presentation skills
• Proven ability leading business requirements gathering, benchmarking, content audits and feature set definition
• Experience conducting or assisting in user research and usability testing to create personas, user journeys and generate analysis
• Produce documentation including, but not exclusive to, wireframes, sitemaps and functional specifications

Design & Technical Skills
• Strong conceptual ability and understanding of marketing and branding principles
• Keen visual sense and knowledge of basic design techniques such as page composition, hierarchy of information and color theory
• Ability to provide rationale behind strategic, architectural and design decisions and to disseminate information to both creative and technical teams, including (offsite) third-party vendors
• Creative toolset expertise: Illustrator, Visio, OmniGraffle and familiarity with Flash, HTML and Javascript-based effects
• Thorough knowledge of rich internet applications and Web 2.0 technology
• An understanding of platform constraints, browsers and accessibility guidelines

Cultural Fit
• Detail oriented thinker with an ability to also see the big picture
• Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in fast-paced, international, highly creative setting
• Interest in emerging interaction trends and new technologies, as well as a forward-thinking mindset
• Self-starter with an ability to manage deliverables on deadline across simultaneous projects

About Us
AKQA is a global digital communications agency. Over the past decade we’ve produced some of the most genuine, relevant and engaging digital media experiences for the world’s top brands. What we do varies from client to client, but whether its digital branding experiences, online community building or e-commerce and technology solutions, our work is always about great ideas executed with precision. We strive to create meaningful relationships between our clients and their customers. At the core of this work are talented people servicing outstanding clients.

To apply directly to the New York office, please email Tracy Moore, Creative Services Manager, at tracy.moore[at]

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