JOB: Manager, User Interface Design, 10 minutes South of SF, Recruiter, Full time

31 Mar 2008 - 2:19pm
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Eric Manke

Title: Manager, User Interface Design
Location: 10 minutes South of SF
Compensation: To low 100's + bonus + equity

A leading national retailer is searching for a Manager, UI Design to
manage three designers in determining the look and feel of the user
interface and/or areas of the its online store. The Manager of UI
Design will prioritize the team's design work; provide feedback;
develop processes; grow and develop talent; and ensure that best
practices for user-centered design, marketing, business strategies
and vision for the UE and Marketing teams are upheld. In addition,
the Manager will be responsible for the overall design of mid-sized
and large projects.

The ideal candidate will have seven to nine years of design
experience as well as experience managing UI design teams or will be
a designer ready to take the next step.

* Work closely with Senior Manager, IA, Content, Producers and
business and marketing owners to establish how Design will achieve
project or company goals
* Assist with setting design direction for overall site experience
and ensure projects adhere to that direction
* Help develop and maintain an interactive style guide to ensure
site UI guidelines are understood and enforced by internal and
external processes
* Collaborate successfully within the design team and creative team
* Assist Senior Manager in in leading and guiding team in day-to-day
to day execution of work through governance routines
* Manage a team of three; lead formal and informal critiques, give
effective and actionable feedback
* Share site standards as they evolve; assist Senior Manager with
improving processes and driving implementation of changes
* Review production specifications for HTML; consult with producers,
HTML and email teams to implement designs
* Ensure that best practices for user-centered design, marketing,
business strategies and vision for the UE and Marketing teams are

* More than six years of professional design experience, including
at least two years of professional Web and/or print marketing design
* At least two years of management experience
* Diverse design experience and talents (Web design, print and/or
packaging, identity design, for a range of clients)
* Retail or e-commerce background preferred
* A college degree in Graphic Design, Interaction/Digital Design, or
other Communications Design-related field preferred
* User Interface and/or Information Architecture courses
* Exposure to and understanding of Flex/Flash 9 environments preferred
* Awareness and thought leadership in Web 2.0 design principles preferred

If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please email
me a Word doc or PDF version of your resume and link to your
portfolio. Candidates must provide a portfolio, including examples
of interactive and application work and must be authorized to work
in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Please note:
*Resumes submitted without a portfolio will not be reviewed.
*Not all resumes will receive a response.

Jessie Stehle
Creative Recruiter
Email: jessie 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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