JOB (contract, San Francisco, USA): ID/IA/IxD

17 Nov 2005 - 5:28pm
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Nathan Moody

Fluid's got a need for a stellar mid- to senior-level contractor for
immediate work with both an IA and IxD skill set. I'm sorry, we are
interviewing local (SF Bay Area, California) candidates only, due to
high-touch working style, tight communication needs, secret technical
hocus-pocus, and our shadowy subterranean lair. ;-)

Please respond to the email within this posting, not to me personally.



Fluid, Inc. ( is looking for an experienced
information designer/architect contractor to help us create cutting-
edge ecommerce interface work for a global brand. This is a full-time
contract opportunity from late November 2005 to January 2006.

Fluid designs and develops rich, interactive digital retail
experiences for online and kiosk applications. Our clients include
The North Face, Design Within Reach, JanSport, Microsoft, Timberland,
and Reebok.

You will work closely with an interdisciplinary team to conceptualize
and design consumer experiences using the next generation of tools
and technology. Your responsibilities will include creating or
contributing to taxonomies, customer research and profiles, personas,
customer experience flows, user scenarios, user flows, site and
application architecture, and wireframes. Additionally, you will be
involved in interaction design, creating usability scenarios,
prototype development, and usability testing.

You should have a keen attention to detail while still being able to
retain a higher level strategic view; the ability communicate
clearly, effectively, and professionally with both internal teams and
with clients; and the desire and drive to produce an elegant
architecture, sound functionality, and brand-appropriate experiences.

Qualified applicants are formally trained in design, information
science, library science, engineering, psychology, human factors,
HCI, or related fields with at least 3-4 years of experience doing
information architecture, information design, and/or usability work
on the job. Rich media and touchscreen experience would be
beneficial. Expertise in Microsoft Visio 2003 is required, and
knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash would be helpful.
Compensation will be within industry standards and will vary based on
experience and skills.

Applicants must be in the San Francisco Bay Area, be available for in-
person meetings, and be able to work on-site occasionally.

Please send your portfolio URL, a letter of interest, and your resume
describing your skills and experience to jobs-1231 at

Fluid has a boutique studio atmosphere to make your work fun and
focused, we have access to new and advanced technologies to bring
your work to fruition, and our staff has a vibrant culture and a
passion for innovation. You will have the opportunity to work with
some of the most intelligent and creative designers, engineers, and
technologists in the field.

Fluid is located at South Park in San Francisco, California, and is
BART, CalTrain and MUNI accessible.

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