[JOB] Contract Information Architect, NYC | 30/hour

24 Jan 2006 - 4:35pm
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Beau Gould
2006

Contract Information Architect, NYC | 30/hour

Location: New York, NY
Duration: Freelance 1 month
Rate: 30/hour

The Information Architect is a critical member of the team. He or she
leads the development of the user experience and provides usability
and interaction design insights across a variety of high-profile
engagements. The IA works closely with clients and agency team to
intimately understand user needs, and becomes the advocates of these
needs throughout the development cycle. He or she presents user
experience solutions to internal teams and clients through sitemaps,
wireframes, flowcharts and functional specifications. Going beyond the
interactive space, the IA analyzes, maps and optimizes the total
customer experience

Desired skills and experience:
* Experience developing interactive web sites and applications as
information architect or interaction designer
* Ability to provide interaction-design and usability insights across
a variety of high-profile projects
* Experience with user experience research, both to uncover user needs
and to test interaction design solutions
* Client-presentation skills, and experience interacting with senior
marketing, research and technical clients
* Working understanding of interactive front-end technologies (i.e.
HTML, JavaScript, Flash, CSS, DHTML), browser and platform constraints
* Good understanding of common back-end technologies and platforms
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Candidates must be tri-state residents and be authorized to work in
the U.S.

Please send Word resume to beau at superiorss.com

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24 Jan 2006 - 5:35pm
Todd Warfel
2003

No offense, but can you find an IA for $30/hr?

On Jan 24, 2006, at 4:35 PM, Beau Gould wrote:

> Location: New York, NY
> Duration: Freelance 1 month
> Rate: 30/hour

Cheers!

Todd R. Warfel
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24 Jan 2006 - 5:49pm
Juan Lanus
2005

I'd work for that money.
Only I'm in Buenos Aires ...
And I'm not an IA. But if I were, I'd do.
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Juan

24 Jan 2006 - 7:08pm
Beau Gould
2006

I know it’s low, but I’m not the one offering this gig. My client is and their hourly budget is only slightly higher than this, but that’s what I get for my services. I don’t really like recruiting for jobs at rates/salaries below normal, but it’s my job. A few candidates have applied already; however, I would like to get a few more.

Actually, the “desired” skills were actually “required” skills and there were about 8 more bullets I removed b/c I knew no one would apply.

Beau

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Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] [JOB] Contract Information Architect, NYC | 30/hour

$30/hour is awfully low for somebody in NYC. I'd just like to point that out.

if this is for an intern, please call this out. If this is for an experienced practitioner, perhaps you might want to raise your rate quite a bit.

What is the going rate in NYC for contract work, anybody know?

Beau Gould <beau at superiorss.com> wrote:

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Contract Information Architect, NYC | 30/hour

Location: New York, NY
Duration: Freelance 1 month
Rate: 30/hour

The Information Architect is a critical member of the team. He or she
leads the development of the user experience and provides usability
and interaction design insights across a variety of high-profile
engagements. The IA works closely with clients and agency team to
intimately understand user needs, and becomes the advocates of these
needs throughout the development cycle. He or she presents user
experience solutions to internal teams and clients through sitemaps,
wireframes, flowcharts and functional specifications. Going beyond the
interactive space, the IA analyzes, maps and optimizes the total
customer experience

Desired skills and experience:
* Experience developing interactive web sites and applications as
information architect or interaction designer
* Ability to provide interaction-design and usability insights across
a variety of high-profile projects
* Experience with user experience research, both to uncover user needs
and to test interaction design solutions
* Client-presentation skills, and experience interacting with senior
marketing, research and technical clients
* Working understanding of interactive front-end technologies (i.e.
HTML, JavaScript, Flash, CSS, DHTML), browser and platform constraints
* Good understanding of common back-end technologies and platforms
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Candidates must be tri-state residents and be authorized to work in
the U.S.

Please send Word resume to beau at superiorss.com

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24 Jan 2006 - 6:53pm
Robert Cornejo
2004

Except for the fact that Juan is not an IA, it raises
an interesting point.

How long before the "creative" work is outsourced?

I've worked on projects where the "offshore team"
brought in their own IA to assist.

= R

--- Juan Lanus <juan.lanus at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd work for that money.
> Only I'm in Buenos Aires ...
> And I'm not an IA. But if I were, I'd do.
> --
> Juan
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24 Jan 2006 - 7:50pm
Juan Lanus
2005

On 1/24/06, Robert Cornejo <sine808 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Except for the fact that Juan is not an IA,
But I have read the bullets and foud that I can do them all ...

> How long before the "creative" work is outsourced?
I have strong opinions about this subject. IMO if the US workforce
doesn't awake soon then they'll find out that nothing is left.
Please note that I'm telling this "statistically". By sure all of the
listers are above the crowd and by a lot, that's why we are listed,
isn't it so?
Said that, I'll try to restrict myself to personal musings to avoid
offending or being tagged OT.
A few years ago US was the undisputed source of (almost) all serious
software development. Few years means 25 or 30, that's not much in a
country's life. IBM was king and there was no means to change this.
And as software was "in English" then the competence was the UK. But
the UK lacked the huge amounts of money the US has, so the US grew and
the UK evolved & matured.
When the nineties came something had changed. I started paying
attention to the media thru the Internet.
I saw there was lots of excitement but not much substance, for example
the internet bubble: I couldn't beleive it was still alive until it
finally crumbled.
During those years, the roaring nineties, the economists were asking
themselves if an ever-growing economy was possible. The US economy
grew driven by the expenses: retail, financial services (=stock
gambling), real estate. The heavy industries had negative growth:
mining, iron, other I don't remember.
Always IMO an austere nation turned a huge spender, with lots of work
done somewhere else. For example look at all things around you:
chances are most of them are made in China or the nearbys (the same
happens here in Argentina).
I beleived that the US would keep the keys of the reign, the software
industry, at home. But to my great surprise they didn't.
Many years ago, in the sixties, the US indostry was "the industry" and
the japanese goods were of lower quality. Until once I learned that
toyota made more cars than GM, much more.
Now "the industry" is the chinese. Japan is in a not-so-happy mood but
the acumulated wealth will keep them up for long. Same as the US.

In Argentina something similar happened: during the nineties our gov
borrowed lots of foreign money in a spending orgy that now it's over.
After some shattering the dust is setting and life is returning.

All that outsourcing ended. People here returned to work and our
businesses are humming again. But in the meanwhile it was horrible.
This takes me back to your question: "how long before ..." The answer
is that if you are creative then you can't be replaced, period.

Sorry for the long.
--
Juan Lanus
TECNOSOL
Argentina

PD: I humbly apoligyze to anybody that could feel bad about my
musings, and Dave, I won't be offended if this message dissapears.
Sincerely.

24 Jan 2006 - 5:58pm
paultav
2006

If you had to pay NYC rent, you might not be able to afford that rate...

I'd work for that money.
> Only I'm in Buenos Aires ...
>

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