[Job] UI Designer, AOL | Washington D.C Metro

13 Dec 2007 - 2:49pm
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Vishal Subraman...

We have a UI designer position open up in our group. If anyone is
interested (or have any questions) write to me at vishal.iyer (at)
corp (dot) aol (dot) com


Position Description:
In support of the specific vertical needs of their channel, the UI
Interactive Designer actively assists the UI Interactive Designer
and/or UI Director in developing the most intuitive interface, taking
into account applicable audience behavior, user & product research,
use cases, task flows and technology.

Duties/ Responsibilities:
* Assists in the design of multiple user facing design concepts in
support of the UI, applying typography, color, layout, texture &
motion to the design
* Assist in the development of mood boards & storyboards to illustrate the above
* Assists in the design of marketing campaigns in support of and to
promote our products
* Assists in the design & development of prototypes for future
business opportunity & sales pitches
* Is a catalyst for new ideas and thinking

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Education: At least an AA, but a BA is preferred in related fields
that include: Interactive Design. Graphic Design. Cognitive
Psychology, Engineering, Computer Science. and User Interface Design
* Experience: At least 1-3 years experience with a design firm, advertising
Agency, technology company or corporation focusing on developing tactical
solutions and larger design systems
* Specialized Knowledge: Has an excellent portfolio of work that
demonstrates knowledge in interactive projects. Has a firm grounding
in information organizational principals: hierarchy, taxonomy, layout,
scale and proportion of type and graphics.
* Skills: Has a working understanding of applications including PhotoShop,
Illustrator and flowchart/ wireframing tools. Is familiar with
Internet technologies including CSS, HTML/ DHTML and JavaScript. Can
collaborate with others to accomplish goals/objectives. Is open-minded
and adjusts priorities in response to unanticipated events.
* Industry Knowledge: Experience dedicated to mobile internet and/or
consumer oriented businesses with a sales focus; Understanding of
industry transforming technologies.

Key Measures of Success:

* Can apply intermediate understanding of typography, color, layout,
texture & motion to create a compelling User facing experience.
* Can take an assignment to the next level with explicit direction
* Can contribute latest web technology & best practices the above
* Can support the needs of the Sr Designer & Art Director on time and
On target
* Can manage and stay on top of several projects or components
* Can evaluate key reporting metrics 10 enhance the User experience
* Can comply to SEO UI standards to achieve or exceed SEO goal
* Can deliver on reach & engagement goals as defined by each
Business to increase UV's and repeat visits
* Can ensure design is optimized to aid in a <1.5 second download
* Can ensure all products take into AOL Accessibility standards in
order to serve every customer depending on their needs
* Repeat visitation
* Page load time
* Conversion, particularly on feature design (Remember It, Transactions etc)

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