Job: User Experience Professional Location: Chicago, IL Company: Tribune Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire

18 Feb 2010 - 5:59pm
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CJ Han

Tribune’s User Experience (UX) Team is seeking a highly talented
senior level user experience professional, who possesses an extreme
passion for usability, great visual design, a superb aesthetic sense,
and an exceptional eye for detail.

If you are up for a challenging, ever-changing workplace that is
focused on user-centered product development please read on.
• Work closely with product managers and business owners to plan,
direct, and implement the user interface design, aesthetic direction,
and usability efforts for next generation web & mobile products.
• Think and work like an IA/Interaction Designer to make sure that
the end product is not just aesthetically beautiful but also
functionally usable.
• With the goal of creating intuitively usable products, drive user
interface designs from concept through prototypes to implementation
and develop high level, and/or detailed storyboards, mock-ups, and
prototypes to effectively communicate designs.
• Work with other user experience professionals in the group
providing a positive influence to the creative direction of the
• Design user interfaces that are engaging, follow usability best
practices, and reinforce a visual brand across a product.
• Contribute to a culture of innovation and teamwork with measurable
positive results.
• Champion user-centered design and conceive, set, and implement user
interface guidelines and standards.
• Implement usability processes and methodologies, evaluate designs,
conduct usability tests, provide feedback to project teams and
propose solutions.
• Work with other user experience professionals to create, maintain
and build an interaction design pattern library required to expedite
prototyping efforts and user experience maturity.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• At least 5 to 7 years of experience creating professional, visually
stunning design with a focus on creating rich, high-volume websites
and web applications. Experience in social media & e-commerce is a
• Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Graphic/Visual Design, UxD,
HCI, or significant professional experience in a related field.
• Experience in creating concept sketches, storyboards, wire framing,
prototyping, and design specs using tools like Omnigraffle, Flash
Catalyst or Balsamiq Mockups.
• Strong experience using Photoshop & Illustrator and other Adobe
Creative Suite products.
• Clear understanding of the difference between designing for the web
and print.
• Sensitivity to all elements of user experience.
• Good sketching and illustration skills to create logos & brand
definition are a plus.
• HTML/CSS/Javascript/Flash/Actionscript experience not required, but
the right person will at least have understanding of each medium and
the inherent limits

All interested candidates must submit a portfolio with links to work
samples. Must apply through

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