Job: Hot Studio New York Principal position available

13 Jul 2009 - 6:25pm
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ALISON RAND
2008

LEADERSHIP
+ Provide creative direction and leadership on all projects within
the New York office
+ Work collaboratively with the San Francisco leadership team on the
evolution of a common design process and shared level of exceptional
quality

+ Lead and/or attend weekly meetings: Hot all-hands, New York office,
Hot leadership, user experience/visual design, etc.

+ Collaborate with Hot project managers in New York and San Francisco
to help manage projects

+ Represent Hot within the New York design and business communities
and beyond: public speaking, workshops, conference participation,
etc.

+ Lead formal design presentations and workshops with clients

DESIGN GUARDIANSHIP
• Participate in the management, review, and leadership/mentorship
of visual designers, user experience designers, design engineers, and
project managers

• Lead the solving of design challenges, contributing concepts for
key projects

• Hire and/or engage visual design, user experience, and design
engineering practitioners, freelance or full-time

NEW BUSINESS + CLIENT MANAGEMENT

• Act as a steward for the Hot brand as realized in its New York
office

• Work with executive leadership to identify new relationships and
grow existing ones

• Lead new business pursuits, independently or with Hot staff

• Pursue and/or receive initial contact with New York and East
Coast new business inquiries

• Work collaboratively with clients, developing a strong
understanding of the clients and users’ needs, dynamics, and
behaviors

• Generate and maintain centralized New York-based contacts and
resources

• Contribute to the scoping of new business proposals

• Provide guidance in project and account planning

• Negotiate deliverables, internally and externally
Skills

• 5-10+ years experience as a leader in an interactive design
agency

• Deep business connections and business network within New York

• Experience growing an office with an existing brand

• Proven ability to open new frontiers in data visualization,
social media, mobile applications, etc.
• Strong understanding of visual design, information architecture,
and design engineering

• Superior presentation, oral and written communication skills

• Experience with profit and loss management

• Excellent team-building and problem-solving skills

• Collaborative approach with both clients and staff
Company Description

Hot Studio is a user-centered design agency dedicated to creating
elegant solutions for complex design challenges. Project work
includes design for highly-interactive websites and web-based
applications, as well as print design, corporate identity, and brand
development. Clients include Warner Music Group, MarketWatch, El
Museo del Barrio, The United Nations, Dwell, eBay, San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, Charles Schwab, Gap Inc., Cisco, and the
California Academy of Sciences.

We are seeking highly-motivated creative leadership to represent and
grow our New York presence. The selected candidate will successfully
coordinate projects with bi-coastal teams, leverage existing New York
relationships to bring in new clients, and enhance the growth of our
New York office through scoping new business, managing creative
teams, ensuring creative excellence, and hiring staff.

Please send resumes to nyjobs at hotstudio.com

No recruiters please

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