[JOB]-Senior Interaction Designer-San Francisco-Traction-Contract 6 months plus

10 Apr 2008 - 1:08pm
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Jim Reed

Senior Interaction Designer

Traction (www.tractionco.com) is a San Francisco creative agency with
a digital core. We are tenacious problem solvers that provide
compelling interactive and direct marketing solutions that ignite
brands and grow customer relationships. We are currently seeking an
experienced, versatile and creative Interaction Designer to
significantly improve the user experience and front-end design for a
major financial client. The Interaction Designer will be an important
member of a dedicated team of visual designers, interaction
designers, writers and coders working on ongoing projects. These
projects may include web pages, mobile pages, demos and user interfaces.

In addition to thoughtful wireframe design, the Interaction Designer
will also be responsible for developing and documenting front-end
requirements as well as developing materials for usability testing.
The successful candidate will be passionate about improving user
experience and able to look beyond the front end to see the product
as a whole.

Although a thorough understanding of front-end implementation
strategies is required, the position involves little or no
development work other than to illustrate solutions and iterate
requirements. Past work with financial clients is preferable but not

• Work with client in developing requirements for new features and
• Develop the user interface for new features, including
functionality of elements, layout, page relationships and logic,
navigation, visual design and graphics
• Enhance the visual appeal and usability of legacy features
• Develop materials and take a leading role in usability testing
• Help recruit and oversee up to 4 junior team members
• Research and present innovative solutions to user interface problems
• Iteratively develop requirements documentation, including
wireframes, storyboards, and front-end functional specifications
• Document the visual design and functionality of the user experience
• Produce final documentation for use by developers and testers
• Serve as agency representative with the client
• Thrives in a highly collaborative environment

• Minimum 6 years agency experience
• Proven ability to deliver outstanding design solutions for complex
web features and applications
• Comprehensive understanding of "best practice" approaches and
solutions in user interface design
• Demonstrated ability to quickly iterate through multiple concepts,
designs and layouts, effectively incorporating feedback
• Enthusiastic team player, effective collaborator with strong
interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Microsoft Visio user

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to jobs at tractionco.com.
When providing links to web sites you have worked on, please describe
the scope of your work precisely.

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